Spicer, Others Waste A Day In PR Event Aimed At Deep State Families

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sean spicer reading easter

Whoever started the whole public relations event at the White House, the annual Easter egg roll and the obligatory book readings by various members of the particular administrations in office at the time, really did a disservice to the nation and a lot of public servants. For some reason, Easter and the Saturday before have become a time of being used as a PR prop for public officials. They would surely rather spend the day with their families or even working than being paraded around like shampooed pooches at the American Kennel Club, vying for best reader in show honors.

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It’s obvious they’re doing what they’ve been told or asked to do, perhaps volunteered, under duress or otherwise, but is anyone other than the DC insiders who come to what amounts to a glorified company picnic really impressed by this? 

It’s not that there’s anything wrong with being nice to kids, and truly celebrating Easter is a great thing, but it’s not our government’s function and it’s not what these people are paid to do. “Go out there and sell the public on the idea that you’re a nice guy” is not the most important thing on any of their “to do lists.” It’s not even close.

If the cabinet secretaries don’t have anything pressing that needs to be done then they’re probably not involved enough in their departments. They have real work that is waiting, busy work is a waste of time and catering to the kids of DC insiders is busy work. The officials spend all week kissing the public’s collective butt, at least give em a day or two to get the taste out of their mouths.

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Every year the current administration is trapped by the actions of their predecessors, shamed into continuing the “tradition.” Anyone, including a president, who might choose to discontinue such unproductive expenditures of their people’s time is trapped by a reality of being battered in the press, particularly in this administration. The book readings are a farce; most of those kids couldn’t care less about the stories anyway. It’s for the benefit of the parents, including the many within the deep state.

With some notable exceptions, the members of the administration who could benefit most from an improved public perception were those involved in the “festivities.” Kellyanne Conway, recovering from her many media-exaggerated gaffes and perhaps owing a debt for her husband being considered to head the DOJ’s civil division was a reader.

Dr. Ben Carson was there probably because, as a pediatric neurosurgeon, he genuinely likes reading to kids. Education Secretary Betsy Devos could use a little help in the image department after being attacked viciously by the leftists, so she takes a turn. She’s got to prove to the Democrats and other haters that she likes kids, as a validation of her suitability for the position that, like President Trump, they’ll never accept she holds.

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Melania and President Trump fulfill their customary duties, as if the President of the United States has nothing better to do with his time than to mimic Wink Martindale hosting egg games. Press Secretary Sean Spicer paid for his recent misstatement contrasting Hitler and Assad on the use of chemical weapons as part of his image rehab. He read to his Mini-Me, a miniature version of himself, who oddly also called on members of the audience at the end and similarly has sock issues.

While the important people were expected to donate their time, the security, which was substantial, was on the clock, likely earning double pay or better for working on a holiday and a weekend. At the risk of sounding Grinch-like, is this really the best way for these people to spend their time? 

The one worthwhile component of the event was the fact that it was an acknowledgment of the Easter holiday and its true Christian nature after years of bunnies and eggs in the Ramadan oriented Obama White House. Kellyane Conway read “God Gave Us Easter.” Has the left attacker her yet for that choice?

 

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10 Comments on Spicer, Others Waste A Day In PR Event Aimed At Deep State Families

  1. Hadenoughalready // April 18, 2017 at 1:05 pm // Reply

    “The one worthwhile component of the event was the fact that it was an acknowledgment of the Easter holiday and it’s true Christian nature”

    Perhaps this simple and subtle recognition of THE MOST IMPORTANT component of Christianity is being missed by the rhetoric of “necessity”. After all, to Christians, it isn’t about the egg roll or the pomp and circumstance, it’s about recognizing this Holy Day.
    All are born and all will die – but NONE will be RESURRECTED (till Christ’s return).

    • Rick Wells // April 18, 2017 at 1:13 pm // Reply

      That was part of what got under my skin, Bud, the phony much ado about nothing, and all of this major production focused on a diversion.

  2. Hadenoughalready // April 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm // Reply

    Understood. It’s truly a shame that we’ve kicked the Almighty to the curb, and substituted a fictitious, egg-laying rabbit, in His place, just to attract kids, rather than celebrate the original miracle and its purpose. Sad! No wonder He’s pissed…

  3. I agree with all the above comments from Hadenoughalready and Rick Wells. Even when my children were young I really did not like the thought of Easter being about bunnies and eggs. This is the problem that has been perpetrated on society for how many years that we ignore the true meaning of Easter and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins. The left and satan has done a job that no one else could do.

  4. Kelleigh Nelson // April 18, 2017 at 8:10 pm // Reply

    I personally don’t have a problem with the whole “new life” egg and bunny business, but in my family the “new life” was always about the empty tomb and what that represented to Christianity. So, if they follow through with the Biblical teaching of what the Messiah did for all believers, it’s okay…

    As for Sean Spicer, I lost respect for him when he followed Pence’s orders and came out and said Flynn was gone because of an “issue of trust.” That did it for me, I haven’t listened to him since.

  5. Law-abiding natural born citizen // April 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm // Reply

    As a former Christian now practicing True Worship as Jesus, a righteous Jew, taught, I am more and more offended by state-sponsored observances respecting Christianity, like the White House Christmas tree and the Easter egg roll. These are proof positive of the pagan roots of Christianity. Ishtar indeed, the pagan fertility goddess. Not even the Musims do so! But at least Christians aren’t violent in their self-righteousness.

  6. What is good about a government job, what ever you do or do not do it all pays the same.

  7. Grace Ousley // April 19, 2017 at 7:26 pm // Reply

    I don’t begrudge these people one day of a little relaxation away from the job. These are the people that work constantly. Its the congress I resent. How many days have they had off in April alone. Their days off or their salary should be cut. Either one.

    • Rick Wells // April 20, 2017 at 2:41 am // Reply

      I think you missed my point Grace – playing Captain Kangaroo to a bunch of deep state parents’ kids is hardly a day off. If you read the article, I said, they should be allowed to take the time off with their own families if they’re not needed for doing real work as they work long hours doing legitimate, non-PR duties.

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