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Thu May 6, 2021, 03:32 PM

Jen Psaki Reveals She Plans to Step Down as Biden Press Secretary Next Year

Source: mediaite.com


By Colby Hall May 6th, 2021, 2:14 pm
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed in an hour-long interview with David Axelrod that she intends to step down from her role after serving only “roughly” one year.

Psaki’s plans aren’t that out of the ordinary. Administrations typically work through a number of people in that very high stress and manic-paced role; for example, the Trump administration saw four separate Press Secretaries serve former President Donald Trump.

Psaki’s comments came during a conversation with host David Axelrod (with whom she worked during the Obama administration) that she is undaunted by the challenge and the responsibility (which she says she loves), but when she discussed the role with the Biden transition team, it was about serving roughly a one-year term. “I think it’s going to be time for somebody else to have this job, in a year from now or about a year from now,” she said....................................

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/politics/jen-psaki-reveals-she-plans-to-step-down-as-biden-press-secretary-next-year/



All good things come to an end. onto bigger and brighter things.




Aww, bummer!

Jen Psaki Reveals She Plans to Step Down as Biden Press Secretary Next Year https://mediaite.com/a/uzhrw via @mediaite

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Reply Jen Psaki Reveals She Plans to Step Down as Biden Press Secretary Next Year (Original post)
riversedge May 6 OP
cilla4progress May 6 #1
Auggie May 6 #2
William Seger May 6 #48
Auggie May 6 #49
msfiddlestix May 7 #60
EYESORE 9001 May 6 #3
mpcamb May 7 #58
Aristus May 6 #4
Submariner May 6 #5
brush May 6 #6
colsohlibgal May 6 #7
riversedge May 6 #11
Botany May 6 #8
ancianita May 6 #19
HUAJIAO May 6 #34
ancianita May 6 #42
Botany May 6 #51
Sugarcoated May 6 #44
walkingman May 6 #47
Botany May 6 #52
Hugh_Lebowski May 7 #56
Mr.Bill May 6 #9
MontanaMama May 6 #10
caraher May 6 #54
catrose May 6 #12
LizBeth May 6 #16
NellieStarbuck May 6 #13
thesquanderer May 6 #14
RVN VET71 May 6 #15
ancianita May 6 #17
hibbing May 6 #18
Raven123 May 6 #20
mcar May 6 #21
Paladin May 6 #22
Roc2020 May 6 #23
Shermann May 6 #24
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ananda May 6 #26
piddyprints May 6 #27
paleotn May 6 #28
2Gingersnaps May 6 #41
BobTheSubgenius May 6 #29
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NurseJackie May 6 #31
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Totally Tunsie May 6 #35
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:34 PM

1. Oh no!

Can't imagine anyone else!

I'm sure the job leaves no time for family or personal life.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:35 PM

2. She will be missed. But, as suggested, onto bigger and brighter things.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #2)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:05 PM

48. She could run for office

She's bright and personable -- and she'd kill in debates.

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Response to William Seger (Reply #48)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:09 PM

49. She could run a company

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Response to William Seger (Reply #48)

Fri May 7, 2021, 09:45 AM

60. Exactly what I was thinking..

I suppose she lives in DC since she works there, but where did she live before? It would be interesting to see if her plan is to run for office. She's certainly as qualified as anyone I can think of.

I think she might just be the best, if not one of the best Press Secretary's we've ever had. Or at least in my adult life time.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:37 PM

3. I'll miss her terribly

I just hope her replacement is the type who won’t take any shit from RW media muttonheads.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #3)

Fri May 7, 2021, 07:25 AM

58. Has anyone ever done that job better? Ever?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:38 PM

4. I hope that she, and she alone, will choose her successor.

President Biden has only to rubber-stamp her choice.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:40 PM

5. I hope she leave us a "Jen Psaki's Greatest Hits Crushing the Spirit of Pete Douchy of Fox News" CD

before she goes.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:40 PM

6. We're lucky to have her as long as we can. She certainly showed...

how the job is done, and done well, as opposed to those lying pos McEnany and Huckabee trump had in that position.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:44 PM

7. We Need Someone As Quick And Sharp

She has been just about perfect, she will be a tough act to follow. The way she succinctly shreds the snotty comments by right wing types is priceless.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #7)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:00 PM

11. #2

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:44 PM

8. Not a surprise

It is a high stress job and Jen spends a lot of time doing her homework prior to her pressers.

Karine Jean-Pierre will be ready to go. A black female lesbian. And very smart too. Right wing
heads will be 'sploding.

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:34 PM

19. I suppose.

Thanks for the reassuring news.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #19)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:40 PM

34. Assistant Press Secretary----

WIKI----

Karine Jean-Pierre is an American political campaign organizer, activist, political commentator, author serving as White House Deputy Press Secretary to Jen Psaki since January 2021. She is a former lecturer in international and public affairs at Columbia University. Wikipedia
Born: August 13, 1977 (age 43 years), Martinique
Nationality: American
Education: School of International and Public Affairs (2003)
Party: Democratic Party
Books: Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America



SOunds pretty impressive to me.....

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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #34)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:00 PM

42. Cool.

I hope her ability to think on her feet is half as good as Jen's. Lecturers usually aren't good at that, in my university experience. (I also married one lol) No matter what she does, she'll be light years better than anyone pendejo45 had, so I look forward to her daily pressers.

Thanks!

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Response to ancianita (Reply #19)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:40 PM

51. Symone D. Sanders would be good too.

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:17 PM

44. Karine Jean-Pierre is okay

When she used to do her guest spots on MSNBC it just seemed to me like she'd fill in the space with a lot of trite Dem attack lines/talking points. She's not even close to Psaki's skill. If she's next in line I hope she's improved.

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:59 PM

47. I like her - but the truly classic replacement would be a

"nelly" gay guy with mannerism like Birdcage! That would be the coolest!

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Response to walkingman (Reply #47)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:42 PM

52. I would be good w/the Rude Pundit or the Liberal Redneck

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #52)

Fri May 7, 2021, 01:09 AM

56. The Ferret/ShowerCap dude would be pretty entertaining too (nt)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:52 PM

9. I will miss her very much,

but I have every confidence that President Biden will find a worthy replacement for her.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:58 PM

10. I believe Jen Psaki said that she would only

take this job for a year when she signed on. I would think it would be a taxing position, especially with small kiddos at home.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #10)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:17 PM

54. I recall reading the same thing

This simply confirms it. We're lucky to have her for this year!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:03 PM

12. Best in recent years. Hard to imagine someone as good

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Response to catrose (Reply #12)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:31 PM

16. +1

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:15 PM

13. Well, at least she's shown everyone how it's done.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:24 PM

14. I only wish the article didn't normalize ANYTHING about the Trump administration. (n/t)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:26 PM

15. I console myself that after the Babe came Joltin' Joe and after him came The Mick

Which is to say, Biden has access to a lot of top talent, talent that is intelligent, quick witted, and honest, traits that not one of Flubbo's Press Secretaries had. Spicer was a clown, Sanders was a clod, Grisham was invisible, and McEnaney was a worse liar than her boss.

My point is that Jen Psaki was tremendous, there will be others, maybe not as amazing as she’s been, but definite HoF quality.

But she will be missed.



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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:33 PM

17. Nooooo! Say it ain't so!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:34 PM

18. Bummer!

She is so dang good responding the echo chamber of corporate media.

Peace

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:36 PM

20. May the mentoring process for her successor be smooth

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:46 PM

21. Gotta be a stressful job

But she has been brilliant at it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:48 PM

22. She'll be tough to replace. What great work she's been doing. (nt)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:52 PM

23. She is spectacular

hope Biden keeps her as a close advisor

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:56 PM

24. White House Press Secretary doesn't seem to be a great springboard position

I'm not sure why, it is very high visibility.

Mostly those that hold the position seem to disappear afterwards.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:06 PM

25. I don't envy her successor. Jen has set the bar awfully damned high.

She will be missed.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:08 PM

26. I'm not surprised since..

I think that that was always her plan.

Biden and his team are so good, they
will do fine.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:15 PM

27. Noooooooo!

OMG She is so good!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:19 PM

28. NOOOOOOO!!

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Response to paleotn (Reply #28)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:59 PM

41. Kinda glad a lot of people are thinking the same thing as me!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:24 PM

29. I'm very, very disappointed to hear this, but it's far from a surprise.

I'm sure her level of ability can be even better-utilized elsewhere, but she was SO GREAT in the capacity. Best I can ever think of, and I'm very old.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:30 PM

30. NOOO!!!!!!


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:31 PM

31. That's a shame. She's the BEST that I've seen... EVER.

Ever-ever-EVER!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:35 PM

32. She is the BEST! If paying MORE will keep her DO IT!

Her choice BUT more money might keep her. (it would be worth it)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:39 PM

33. One of the



Best to ever hold that job. A class act all the way.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:43 PM

35. Pity. She's wonderful.

Jen showed everyone how this job should be done - professionally with intelligence, compassion, and good humor. She'll be a star in whatever she chooses to do.

This might be a nice job for Brianna Keilar to consider, if the Biden administration would consider her. She's already located in Washington.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:44 PM

36. I wish her the best.

She has what it takes. Hope to see more.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:50 PM

37. She's a rockstar

I expect to see many more great things from Jen Psaki

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:54 PM

38. Psaki is simply outstanding and a hard act to follow.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:56 PM

39. I bet it's exhausting

and she is probably having enough of RW idiots asking clown questions. She's well known and built up a solid reputation so her talents are probably needed elsewhere.

She has tremendous shoes to fill. It's only May. There's another 8 months or so left.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:57 PM

40. oh no! She will be so missed. Those are some big shoes to fill. I hope they have an equally

potent replacement.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:12 PM

43. assuming she has a hand in selecting her successor...

We should not feel stressed.

All will be well.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:23 PM

45. Rarely does a press secretary serve out one term, let alone two.

The longest serving is James Hagerty, who was there for eight years.

More recently, as the role has evolved, turnover has increased.

Clinton had 5
Bush had 4
Obama had 3
Trump had 4

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:53 PM

46. Damn.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:10 PM

50. I know, reasons -- but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

My favorite face of this administration.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:06 PM

53. I don't think I have ever seen anyone do a great job like she does.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:20 PM

55. She is the BEST.

I hope she is going on to bigger and better things.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 05:12 AM

57. No!

... the year is almost half over! I hope she stays. She terrific. We should keep seeding her love... maybe the job needs a salary increase? It's a high profile position.

I wish the media would cover her more, live. It seems like Trump's awful picks were covered more - although that hurt him and them... it helps Biden.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 09:10 AM

59. That's a shame. That woman is amazing. NT

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:15 PM

61. she is excellent and I'm sure someone equally as excellent will replace her.

I'm not worried.

she has set a style for this Admin's tone at the press conferences and people like it. I'm sure that tone will continue.

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