Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s most magical of all?
The White House circulated a list of 33 talking points defending top adviser Valerie Jarrett ahead of a New York Times profile of the presidential confidante that ran in September 2012, according to an excerpt from the Mark Leibovich book This Town obtained by Buzzfeed.
The memo — titled “The Magic of Valerie” — describes Jarrett as “an incredibly kind, caring and thoughtful person.”
“Valerie is the perfect combination of smart, savvy and innovative,” another reads.
That really is the perfect combination, isn’t it? She wouldn’t be where she is today if she were merely smart, or savvy, or innovative, or smart and savvy, or savvy and innovative, or smart and innovative. Dude, she’s all three!
Here’s the memo, courtesy of Power Line:
The magic of Valerie is her intellect and her heart. She is an incredibly kind, caring and thoughtful person with a unique ability to pinpoint the voiceless and shine a light on them and the issues they and the President care about with the ultimate goal of making a difference in people’s lives.
Valerie is the perfect combination of smart, savvy and innovative.
Valerie has an enormous capacity for both empathy and sympathy. She balances the need to be patient and judicious with the desire to get things done and work as hard as possible for the American people from the White House.
To know what both drives Valerie Jarrett and why the President values her opinion so much, you benefit greatly from really getting to know the woman.
Valerie is tapped in to people’s experiences, their good times and bad. She knows from her own life what it is like to believe and strive for your dreams.
Valerie expects people to work their hearts out for the President and never forget where you work and the magnitude.
Single mother, woman working to the top in a competitive male dominated world, African, working for change from the grassroots to big business.
Valerie is someone here who other people inside the building know they can trust. (need examples.)
Why are any examples needed? Sounds plausible enough to me.
If all that sounds a bit familiar, well…
The main difference is: We haven’t been brainwashed.