Quick question: Which is more frightening? The lack of judgment in a young political speechwriter in posing for a tasteless picture – then posting it on line. Or the fact that the young speechwriter is the head of Barack Obama’s speechwriting team?
That’s when some interesting photos of a recent party he attended — including one where he’s dancing with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of secretary of state-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and another where he’s placed his hand on the cardboard former first lady’s chest while a friend is offering her lips a beer — popped up on Facebook for about two hours. The photos were quickly taken down — along with every other photo Favreau had of himself on the popular social networking site, save for one profile headshot.
Asked about the photos, Favreau, who was recently appointed director of speechwriting for the White House, declined comment. A transition official said that Favreau had “reached out to Senator Clinton to offer an apology.”
Clueless? Tasteless? Stupid? Apparently alcohol-fueled?
All of the above. (If it wasn’t alcohol-fueled it speaks rather more harshly on Favreau’s judgment.)
To put it in movie terms: “Zero point two…
Fat thin, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” This is immature, embarrassing and just plain irresponsible behavior. This is part of the change you can believe is going to come to Washington.
Gee, I can feel the hope, can’t you?