Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valerie Jarrett's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Moment: Apology Forthcoming? * * Updated * * W' I.D. on Dissed Army FOUR Star Chiarelli

Servile attire?
So there you are, hobnobbing with the Second Estate, feeling the rush of Alfalfa Club togetherness.... and you commit such a gaffe that the only thing left to do is pray that no one cheers too loudly when the ghost of Robert E. Lee materializes to demand that you secede from the gathering.


Yes. I am talking about Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, who totally dissed a uniformed general officer during the annual AC dinner on Monday. According to a report in today's Daily Caller, Jarrett was sitting at the head table along with Names You Would Recognize, both civilian and military, when she found that her glass was empty.


Reports the Caller:

As an officer sporting several stars walked past Jarrett, she signaled for his attention and said, “I’d like another glass of wine.”


Care to read that again?



As an officer sporting several stars walked past Jarrett, she signaled for his attention and said, “I’d like another glass of wine.”


UPDATE: with h/t to Carrie... The "waiter" was the Army Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Peter Chiarelli. Who wears [counting] not one... not two... not three... but four stars on his shoulder.

Nope. Your eyes were not playing tricks on you. She really mistook Army dress blues for servants' attire. Hmmm.... interesting co-relation, there.




This is not the first time Jarrett has been caught with pointy-toed foot firmly planted inside slatternly mouth. A couple months ago, she created ripples of outrage when she seemingly launched into blame-the-victim mode after a gay teen killed himself. 


In that instance, Jarrett apologized to the gay community for appearing to be insensitive. Will she do the same for full-out, actual boorishness? Oh, wait. In this Administration, it's okay to flip off the military. Which is why the spectral REL would not want her at his annual birthday wingding.


h/t Carrie for the heads-up on this one.



21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mmm....wouldn't hold my breath on an apology.
The military is not a group she particularly cares if she offends, I'm sure.
Carrie

Anonymous said...

At least the General was a Gentleman & go her her wine!

Baroness Ophelia Kensington-Gore said...

"WTF?!" was exactly what I thought when I heard it this morning... What a... [self-censored]!

Coffeypot said...

If I were the General, I would have got the wine and poured over her head. Yeah! I know! Now you know why I didn't do twenty and out. My mouth barely got me through one hitch.

Susan Katz Keating said...

The best part was when he sat down at the head table after fetching her the wine. She had to sit there the rest of the night looking at him. On the other hand... we don't know if she complained later that the help was being just a tad over-familiar.

RB said...

Typical and expected from her and actually when you think about it anyone in the Obama staff. But in her defense perhaps it is because dress blues are without a doubt the stupidest and most grotesque uniform ever created. It is even more loathsome than the Airline uniform worn by the USAF. Army mess whites are even closer to a waiter's uniform but are at least are tasteful. And yes, he was a gentleman as expected from the good old Army days. Although in today's modern Army he would have been better advised to tell her to go get her own or even more advisable to inform her that in today's military alcohol consumption is frowned on, equality and such being the rule of thumb so as to not insult any feminists or temperists out there. We wouldn't want to have anyone in a leadership giving the wrong impressions.

BillT said...

I trust he specified "an '84 chablis, domestic," to the barkeep.

Eighty-four was a *lousy* year for chablis...

Susan Katz Keating said...

Perfect! Send her to the Gallos!

BillT said...

Now, now. Ernie and Julio make a pretty palatable weapons-grade wine...

Susan Katz Keating said...

Yeah. If you're flying Napa the Earth...

BillT said...

Sonoma-tta to me...

Susan Katz Keating said...

Now Yolo flyin' again...

Minicapt said...

What's a good wine?
... a jet pilot without a hotel room for the night.

... a helicopter pilot with a dual engine failure. Can be noisier than the engines themselves.

Cheers

Susan Katz Keating said...

...unless, of course, they are so tanked they just wander off and start nipping the Maple syrup...

BillT said...

... a helicopter pilot with a dual engine failure.

Who in his right mind flies dual-engine? You have twice the chance for an engine failure...

And I don't nip maple syrup. There's no bite to it.

Susan Katz Keating said...

That, and... you'd have to go to Canada, where the tanks don't speak English.

Which reminds me. I snapped this yesterday while heading out to the tank farm.

http://www.strategypage.com/humor/articles/20010829.asp

BillT said...

One pic? This guy got a video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2xnWYx8YK8&feature=player_embedded

Susan Katz Keating said...

That had to feel good. Just makin' the vid... that had to feel good.

Minicapt said...

The tanks here do speak English. It's where the instruction book comes from.

Cheers

Susan Katz Keating said...

But do they listen to heavy metal?

Susan Katz Keating said...

I have an update on the general. Prepare to gnash your teeth. It's in the post....