Oh, it happens in Washington, DC a lot. In fact, Donald Trump had not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Press Secretaries over his four year term in the White House. But I don’t think that any of them made their intentions known publicly only four months into the job. Jen “Circle Back” Psaki is looking to move on.
Now, the official reason Psaki is giving is because she’s got rather small kids. Her oldest daughter is just starting Kindergarten this fall, and she says she wants to spend time with “her magical unicorn”. But you and I know that can’t be all of it.
The Press Secretary’s job is a 24/7, type of deal. It’s not something anyone would want to aspire to. I mean, if you’re looking at something like a 9 to 5 type of job, go down to your local bank branch. Press Secretaries have to be on call all the time. There isn’t a day off in the White House, and that means there is always news being made, and that means there are always reporters wanting to know every little detail about every little thing. With this president, it’s what time did he take his nap?; Did he get his oatmeal for breakfast today? How many lies has he told? Why hasn’t K-baby Harris gone to the southern border yet? And a myriad of other questions.
Psaki, you’ll recall was the State Department spokesperson when Hillary was there. She did a pretty good job, looked halfway decent on camera, and was able to do a semi-credible job at handling those guys at Foggy Bottom. And she was certainly a ton better than her replacement, Marie “Neato” Harf, who really was the epitome of a dumb blonde. Psaki got booted upstairs to the White House, though never took over the role of Press Secretary.
This go-around, she appears to have exemplified the Peter Principle. She appears to be well over her head, and I’m not so sure it’s her fault. She has her hands full making a stumbling, bumbling idiot like Joe Biden look and sound like he belongs as leader of the free world. It’s a job I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, because quite frankly, you’re going to end up losing, regardless what you say, or what you do.
Psaki told David Axelrod in his podcast recently that she probably will leave within the next year. That would put her on par with a bunch of Press Secretaries. And I would look for her to show up somewhere like CNN or MSNBC as a “Democrat strategist” or some such nonsense. Trust me, she ain’t about to become some homeroom mom for her daughter baking cookies and going on field trips to the zoo!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!