Sarah Sanders has perfomed flawlessly in one of the toughest jobs in Washington.
President Trump announced yesterday that the White House spokesperson is leaving the podium, returning to her native Arkansas (where the president hinted that she just might make a great governor).
We can do no better than quoting Steven Hayward’s farewell to Sarah:
Sorry to hear that Sarah Sanders is stepping down as Trump’s press spokesperson. I think she has been the best press spokesperson in modern times, as she has the perfect combination of unflappability and contempt for the contemptible press corps. She always treated the press with the mien of a kindergarten teacher angry and disappointed with a bunch of unruly toddlers. But the daily press briefing has outlived its usefulness. It is now mostly a forum for TV personalities like Jim Acosta to preen and prance.
Meanwhile, the other most visible woman in the Trump administration, Kellyanne Conway, is coming under fire.
The Office of Special Counsel (not to be confused with the similarly-named Mueller operation) has said that Conway should be fired for violating the Hatch Act.
However, as an article in the New York Post points out this morning, experts disagree on whether this is the case. The Hatch Act (formerly An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities) was passed to prevent those working in the executive branch from engaging in electoral campaigning.
Apparently, the Office of Special Counsel regards Kellyanne’s random remarks about Democratic candidates as just this sort of activity.
Lawyer Cleta Mitchell, a specialist in election law, is quoted saying that the attack on Conway is just the latest example of anti-Trump, deep-state bias.