There is a purported Sarah Huckabee Sanders quote making the rounds and it is just too darned good to pass on even though Snopes tells me it isn’t true:
During a recent press conference, a reporter with MSNBC hollered from the press corps…
“Where is President Trump hiding his tax returns?”
Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, astutely responded…
“We’ve found a very secure place and I’m certain they won’t be found.”
“And just where is that?” said the reporter sarcastically.
Mrs. Sanders grinned sardonically and said…
“They are underneath Obama’s college records, his passport application, his immigration status as a student, his funding sources to pay for college, his college records, and his Selective Service registration.”
Can’t you just see her letting this one go with that smile she gets when she has gotten the best of one of the press dudes or dudettes?
She has handled this utterly thankless job with aplomb. She does periodically ‘get’ one of the otherwise somber news types and most in the room seem to ‘get it’ thus attesting to the fact they actually are human and not just some predictable pre-programmed newsie type manikin.
I am continually amazed at just how officious these news people can be when they are just grunts like most of the rest of us, Sure, there is the occasional “star” in that group but usually the group consists of wannabes that aren’t quite there yet. The only thing missing is the oil that sardines usually are covered with. This must be a journalist’s conception of purgatory.
Sarah Huckabee has done a masterful job with this group of people who are paid (psychically, of course) for tripping her up. Once in a while, we see the ‘star’ type with the gorgeous set of caps and the made-up face and the deep dimples, but usually, this room is full of grunts who look as uncomfortable as it is possible for one human to be.
Sarah walks into the room, opens her notebook, places it on the lectern and says “hello”, and it is ‘off to the races’ with these discourteous newsies stepping on each other as well as Sarah. The pervasive attitude could be cut with a knife. These people are absolutely sure Trump somehow stole the election from Hillary, and they see Sarah is the surrogate for the purging of all their pent-up angst.
We’ll not always have Sarah in this role, so we must try our best to enjoy her presentations while we’re able to do so. She gets my vote for Best Press Secretary of this century…and maybe the last century, too. I’ll bet her three kids were taught early-on to tow the line or get what’s comin’ to ’em. Sure wish she could help in the training of some in that Press Room, too.