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Fri May 13, 2022, 06:19 PM

Jen Psaki's Final Briefing: 'I Hope I Followed The Example of Integrity and Grace' Set By Bidens



- Daily Kos, May 13, 2022. Ed.

Today was White House Secretary Jen Psaki’s final day. Karine Jean-Pierre will be taking Psaki’s place in front of the press during the daily briefings. Jen Psaki has been a steady and welcome fixture in an administration that has been tasked with cleaning up the catastrophic destruction of the previous administration. It was a sad day in some respects, as Psaki has been a highlight for many, offering up witty and solid rebuttals to the steady fact-free propaganda of the right-wing media sphere.

Psaki began her final briefing by thanking the Biden administration, the Biden family, the press, and her husband, saying that anyone with children knows that they cannot execute any of their professional work without the support of a spouse. It was an emotional thank you that Psaki handled with the same level of grace that she has been able to apply to her daily press briefings over the past 16 months. Psaki opened the floor to questions and answered questions about abortion, inflation, supply shortages, and COVID-19, and then she signed off.

After covering all kinds of questions about subjects domestic & global, Psaki showed some of the flair that made her a hero to many Americans. A reporter asked a leading question about how President Biden’s Department of the Interior had recently canceled 3 oil & gas leases, and how this might be a sign that the Biden administration wasn’t doing what was needed to be done to lower oil prices (forget about the fact that fossil fuel companies are very clearly gouging consumers). Psaki gave a fact-filled extravaganza of an answer, detailing how oil & gas companies are sitting on fallow leases already, doing nothing but asking for more cheap public land leases.

At one point someone in the press asked Jen what wisdom she has gained in her position over the last year & a half. She reiterated what the nature of her job was, that she needed to make sure she spoke as frequently as possible with President Biden to understand what he wanted to say & what his policy ideas were. She also gave an important note to the press that learning about the policies being talked about, knowing exactly what are in any given policy, what it is trying to accomplish, & how, is fundamental in being able to ask meaningful questions or even criticizing those policies (I'm looking at you, Peter Doocy). She said she was confident that Karine Jean-Pierre had also internalized many of those lessons as Deputy Press Secretary and that in the weeks ahead, she “will bring her own magic,” & style of communication to the position...

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~ An outstanding media representative for the administration, many thanks & all the best Jen! (Redheads Rock! & Kudos to her alma mater, & grads Jon Stewart, TJ, 3 other US presidents & more...).

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sheshe2 May 13 #1
appalachiablue May 13 #2
sheshe2 May 13 #5
Blue Owl May 13 #3
appalachiablue May 13 #4
Budi May 13 #6
Jarqui May 13 #7
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musclecar6 May 13 #9
dlk May 13 #10
Joinfortmill May 13 #11
rickford66 May 13 #12

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:25 PM

1. She will be missed as Press Secretary.

What an amazing, talented, knowledgeable woman.

Brava, Jen.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:33 PM

2. An exceptional professional. Looking forward to Karine too.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:45 PM

5. She did do all of that and more.

Karine, can't wait to see her in action. She too is amazing.

Joe has some strong women working with him.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:34 PM

3. Everything a press secretary should be, and more

Not like tRump's Barbie Dolls who exist just because he thinks they make him look good

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:36 PM

4. Amen to that, what a contrast

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:09 PM

6. Bet Doocy's crying in a dimly lit corner of a bar somewhere

This day was the final kick in the ass to Doocy's crush on the most beautiful redhead who'd ever allowed him speak. Every Day!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:31 PM

7. She was the best Press Secretary I ever saw

I wish her the very best.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:50 PM

8. I hope she gets the Rachel Maddow timeslot on MSNBC.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 08:04 PM

9. Simply



The best in every way doing her job. I know all of us Dems will miss her and wish her the best. Look forward to seeing her on MSNBC.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 08:04 PM

10. Jen has been a brilliant press secretary

The right person at the right time and will be greatly missed. I wish her every good thing going forward

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 09:17 PM

11. She was brilliant.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 10:10 PM

12. And I just remembered how to pronounce her name.

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