A ths Picture Primer for the Etiquette Cretins in the Obama White House

LOOK at the face of the next fellow you’re tempted to ask for a glass of wine. If he looks anything like the guy on the left here [Four-star Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli — the No. 2 general in the U.S. Army ]…

…do something else extraordinary: hold your tongue.

8 Responses to “A ths Picture Primer for the Etiquette Cretins in the Obama White House”

  1. JeffS says:

    General Chiarelli is being gracious about this, and I don’t think it has anything to do with Jarrett being a member of Obama’s inner circle. He’s a professional soldier, and what happened to him has happened to me (Army dress blues can be mistaken for a doorman’s outfit).

    Nonetheless, Valerie Jarrett moves in high places with important people. She of all people ought to be aware of the subtle (and not so subtle) differences in uniforms. That she isn’t just shows the true dimensions and density of her Bubble Of Cluelessness™.

  2. major dad says:

    I could almost forgive her if his back was to her but once he got the drink and handed it to her she had to see he wasn’t a waiter and she should have been mortified and apologized right then and there. I haven’t read anything to say she did. Stupid and classless.

  3. JeffS says:

    Stupid and classless.

    That’s what the Chicago political machine pumps out as their main product. Look at how poorly Obama’s policies are working. And then look at Valerie Jarrett.

    She might not have a hand in ALL of those decisions, but the Chicago Touch™ is surely there.

  4. Skyler says:

    Much ado about nothing.

    Stupid social faux pas, but probably more a sign of having had too much wine more than anything else.

  5. Gary from Jersey says:

    I’ll bet she thought he forgot the towel on his arm. Arrogant bitch.

  6. nightfly says:

    I’ve heard this told as a joke – the witty sophisticate asking the “doorman” to call him a cab, only to be told, “I’m not a doorman, I’m a rear admiral.” To which the reply is, “Fine, call me a battleship.” Ooooh, BURRRRN.

    This may have actually happened (Robert Benchley’s name is attached to the story), or an urban legend. In which case, maybe dreams do come true, a bit.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Look at all those medals for “Cork Extracting, First Class” and for completing the “Advanced Sommelier Obstacle Course”.

  8. Syd B. says:

    Everyone is assuming that this was a mistake by Ms. Jarrett.

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