As it turns out, it’s OUR side that ‘goes high’ when THEIR side ‘goes low’.
You can’t imagine how BOTH Hillary and Michelle Obama could have gotten that one wrong, right?
But here we are.
And we saw it in how Sarah Sanders handled some questions about the Big Story she found herself in as part of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. After fielding some questions about the news of the day they asked her about that event.
We’ll come back to her answer shortly. If you’ve been out of the country these last few days, or offline completely, you might not have heard about this already. Let’s get you up to speed.
Angry and unfunny writer of low-rent political jokes, Michelle Wolf, hated her way to fame at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Until that event, most of us only had second-hand knowledge of her comic ineptness… as she wrote material for Comedy Central — probably Trevor Noah. Which explains a lot.
But now, because of the bile she released in her White House gig, she’s suddenly a household name. That may be her big break among liberal audiences who think a comedy act is hearing people you don’t like scolded for … what must stretch on for what feels like an eternity.
Even journalists were embarrassed by how vicious and unapologetically partisan the act was.
It reflected poorly on them. It was mean-spirited hackery rather than the light-hearted ribbing of EVERYONE in the room.
So Wolf may have actually won out. Becuase until last weekend, most of us had no idea who the hell she was. After all, in the world of entertainment, the only thing worse than being hated is being ignored.
But she wasn’t the big winner that night. The Big winner was Sarah Huckabee Sanders who was noticed — even by some solidly partisan journalists — to have come through this mess graciously, and with kindness.
“Look, I think that evening says a whole lot more about her than it does about me.”
“The people that were my friends before that evening are my friends today and I’m going to continue doing the job that I came here to do every single day,” she said. “I’m very proud of the fact that I work in this administration for this president and we’re going to keep pushing forward and doing everything we can to make America better.”
But it got even better.
I hope that she can find some of the same happiness that we all have, because I think she may need a little bit more of that in her life, because the rest of us here are doing great.
Even her critics noticed that Sanders had a smile on her face through it all, and even at the after party.
Would somebody tell the aformentioned shrieking harpies that THIS is what ‘going high when they go low’ is SUPPOSED to look like?
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Everyone does that.
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