A short story with a heartwarming ending. First, here’s the photo of Kellyanne Conway in the Oval Office that had people so upset.
People tweeted that she should get her feet off the sofa, all kinds of bitter ugliness … leading to loads of pictures of Obama with his feet on the furniture, and the exposure of the hollow nature of the knee-jerk opposition to Ms. Conway.
However, then it turned ugly. Here’s the offensive comment of Representative Cedric Richmond, courtesy of the WaPo.
Earlier in the program, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) had joked that “a whole lot worse” had happened on that sofa in the 1990s, an apparent reference to former president Bill Clinton, who carried on an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Richmond, who followed the South Carolina Republican, picked up the thread in his comedy routine. Here’s the full “joke”: “Tim, you kind of opened the door,” he said. “I really just want to know what was going on there, because, you know, I won’t tell anybody. And you can just explain to me that circumstance — because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there. Don’t answer — and I don’t want you to refer back to the 1990s.”
I was stunned when I read that, blown away. That was vicious, underhanded, and vile.
So I waited to see if there would be a response from the Democrats. To my shock it came as a tweet from Chelsea Clinton, a woman who has never done anything I’ve actually admired until today:
And finally, the tweet in acknowledgement from Kellyanne Conway, noting in passing that they both have daughters named “Charlotte”:
Damn … well done, those women! OK, guys, get with the picture, we’re falling behind …