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State Dept Flack Posts Selfie To Support Ukraine

From the New York Post:

Uproar over DC’s ‘selfie’ support for Ukraine

By Carl Campanile | March 28, 2014

Russian leader Vladmir Putin sent in troops and tanks to invade neighboring Ukraine and the Obama administration is coming to the rescue with . . . selfies! State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was mocked Thursday after posting a photo of herself on Twitter holding a sign that read #United­For­Ukraine @State­Dept­Spox.”

Hey, if it’s good enough for Obama to post selfies in every conceivable situation, why not a State Department flack?

Psaki, who has worked closely with President Obama since his 2008 campaign and is the chief communications adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is smiling and giving a thumbs-up in the photo.

Lest we forget, Ms. Psaki is also the Obama campaign flack who lied about the campaign knowing anything about Joe Soptic, who claimed Romney caused his wife to die of cancer. She was caught red-handed in her lie, by the Politico, of all people.

But the cheerleading for beleaguered Ukraine wasn’t trending or scaring off bully Putin, said critics in the blogosphere. “Presenting The Latest US Strategy to Counter ‘Russian Aggression,’ ” a snarky blogger posted on zerohedge.com. “#Selfies!”

Critics said the photo from America’s chief diplomatic perch was embarrassing. “No wonder Putin covers his mouth when speaking to Obama, perhaps to hide his laugh?” wrote another blogger. “How flippin’ sad has the USA become?” wondered a third critic.

Psaki defended her photo. “The people of Ukraine are fighting to have their voices heard and the benefit of communicating over social media is it sends a direct message to the people that we are with them, we support their fight, their voice and their future,” she said…

Actually, real sanctions might be more helpful. As might honoring our diplomatic promises to defend their sovereignty. But what would the State Department care about such minor details?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 28th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “State Dept Flack Posts Selfie To Support Ukraine”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Hack is whack. (I think that’s who the saying went ..)

  2. Petronius says:

    Steve: “But what would the State Department care about such minor details?”

    Indeed. Treaties are simply not part of this State Department’s repertoire.

    As Charles de Gaulle said, “Treaties are like roses and young girls; they last while they last.”

    And de Gaulle also said, “You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.”

    Seems Ms Psaki proved his point. Again.

    How pathetic.

  3. Right of the People says:


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