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Finally, somebody gets fired from the Obama administration

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So, you got one of our ambassadors killed and then lied outrageously about it because there was an election coming up? Not to worry.

Oh, you ran guns to Mexican drug cartels and one of them was used to murder an ATF agent? No problemo.

You spied on Americans? Punished Tea Partiers with tax audits? Wasted huge piles of taxpayer cash on green-energy boondoggles? Completely botched Obama’s signature “health care” law and drove him to an astonishing new low of dishonesty and delusion? It’s all good.

You said bad things about Valerie Jarrett on Twitter? Clean out your damn desk.

Josh Rogin, Daily Beast:

A White House national security official was fired last week after being caught as the mystery Tweeter who has been tormenting the foreign policy community with insulting comments and revealing internal Obama administration information for over two years.

Jofi Joseph, a director in the non-proliferation section of the National Security Staff at the White House, has been surreptitiously tweeting under the moniker @natsecwonk, a Twitter feed famous inside Washington policy circles since it began in February, 2011 until it was shut down last week…

“I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me,” he once tweeted.

Like the man said: “Never tell anybody outside the Family what you’re thinking again.”

In the Obama administration, you can ruin everything you touch and you won’t be held to account, as long as you remain loyal. As long as you remember your place. Just don’t ever forget it, or you’re out.

In related news: White House, State Department coordinated with NYT on national security leaks. Yeah, but did they set up a pseudonymous Twitter account to bash their colleagues? No? Okay then.

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Jim Treacher