Joe Biden issuing requests to 11 Trump-era appointees to resign or be fired from various military academy advisory boards was the stone that knocked over the hornet’s nest. Kellyanne Conway was one of the 11 and she came out buzzing a few hours ago, telling Biden that he’s the one who should resign.
Then, at the stroke of 6:00 p.m. when Sean Spicer’s term was over as advisor to the Naval Academy board, he appeared on Newsmax, hopping mad. I had forgotten how I can’t stand the sound of this man’s voice.
Try to bear 4:33 if you can because it actually does get comical as Spicey tells everybody how mad he is and how wrong Joe Biden is and how Trump didn’t fire any of Obama’s appointees, and how he never mentioned a former press secretary before but Jen Psaki did and so on and so forth. It is worth the listen, because it’s a crack up to hear Spicer with his pissed off chipmunk delivery try to sound important. The last time I laughed this hard at Spicey was when he lost the aircraft carrier.
BREAKING: As the Biden administration attempts to remove Trump appointees from their Military Academy boards, @seanspicer calls out White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, and announces he will take legal action against the decision. pic.twitter.com/bPgLlJhFzK
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 8, 2021
The threat of legal action is for dramatic effect. An appointee serves at the pleasure of the president. But let him find a statute in employment law that covers this, that would be highly amusing. Maybe he can get Alan Dershowitz to argue that his constitutional rights have been violated.
I wonder why, if there’s an avenue for legal relief here, James Comey, Sally Yates, Alexander Vindman and others didn’t go ahead and pursue it? And those were a lot more substantive and controversial terminations than this chicken scratch.
Maybe this will refresh Sean’s recollection.
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) September 8, 2021
Sean in uniform adding dignity to the role pic.twitter.com/TCrFPOz3Bu
— Cranky old guy (@fogdad64) September 8, 2021
With stunts like this, I’m surprised Spicer was only a press secretary. I’m surprised Trump didn’t make him U.N. Ambassador. Or, maybe ambassador to one of those “shithole” countries.