At some point, all politicians and their handlers in the permanent political class, in "the Swamp," have to cash in. Not all grifters in D.C. have a son like Hunter Biden who can run the family operation while they are working.
Jen Psaki is doing that now. She is reportedly leaving the Biden administration at the White House to work for the Biden administration at MSNBC.
For over a year now in her job as press secretary, Psaki has been huffily flailing to justify the unjustifiable, the Joe Biden presidency. Most of her answers are "We are currently assessing the situation," which keeps her from really answering for anything except covering for the president's gaffes. In doing so, she has left no doubt that Joe Biden does not speak for the Biden administration.
She brought that same blissful and indignant ignorance to every aspect of her job, which is trying to make sense of what Joe Biden says and does. Jen and the media handle Biden like family members helping a 4-year-old win at Monopoly.
One of Psaki's better shucks and jives was defending the treasured artwork sales of up-and-coming, avant-garde artist Hunter Biden, who is all the rage in the leftist salons of the Northeast. Hunter is selling his "fine art," which he only started doing on Inauguration Day of last year, to anonymous buyers.
The way she spun the disastrous pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan tells you how much she is willing to lie. She called it a "success." When queried by reporters about Biden asking Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to lie about the war's progress, she admitted that he did not see the total collapse in leadership coming. I just assumed she was talking about the Biden administration, but incredibly she was speaking about the Afghan government's military forces.
Jen Psaki might leave before World War III starts, so she will not be a part of deciding which weapons will be used in the war. We Southerners prefer the neutron bomb because it just kills people and leaves our deck furniture and Green Egg intact.
She also spent the last year explaining why gas prices tripled after limits were put on drilling and the XL Pipeline was killed. Jen tried to blame it on the Russian invasion and Putin, but folks knew that oil had already gone up before the invasion weeks ago. In the first year of his administration, oil prices went up faster than Biden's vote count after 1 a.m. on election night. She has also had to explain why other inflation gauges have gone up the most in 40 years.
We have empty shelves like Third World socialist countries that the administration so admires.
It has gotten bad; during Psaki's tenure as press secretary, the Dollar Tree is now the Two Dollar and Fifty Cent Tree.
The U.S.-Mexican border situation has been a disaster under her watch, yet Jen claims it is under control. If you believe that, then you believe this is Elton John's last farewell concert tour.
Psaki's crowning achievement is that, given her "woke" inclinations and the NCAA's feckless "women's swimming" rule-making, we no longer know how to define a woman. Her boss's Supreme Court nominee says you have to be a "biologist" to do so. And with Psaki's "woke" encouragement, Disney is even trying to change its characters to be LGBTQ. The only childhood character we grew up with that Disney probably will not touch will be Tarzan, as he's always swung both ways.
Contact Ron Hart, a syndicated op-ed satirist, author and TV/radio commentator, at Ron@RonaldHart.com, or visit www.RonaldHart.com.