Truer words haven’t been spoken inside the boundaries of Washington, D.C. in many a year. KJP is indeed not a good fit for her job. She only has her job, in fact, for reasons that have nothing to do with any abilities that would have made her a competent press secretary. She wasn’t chosen because she has superior communications skills or experience in tough verbal exchanges with political adversaries. She doesn’t have any notable ability to spin bad news and make it seem as if it’s a win, an ability that would be a major asset for this disaster-a-day dumpster-fire regime.
No, there are only three reasons why Karine Jean-Pierre is the White House press secretary today, and three reasons only: she is a woman, she is black, and she is a lesbian. (It helps also, of course, that she is a Leftist; if KJP had been a black lesbian who supported the former president, she wouldn’t be press secretary, she would be an “insurrectionist.”) There is no other reason why she has her job, and yet none of the three reasons that got her into this fix have anything whatsoever to do with being a reasonably serviceable press secretary.
The assumption of Biden’s handlers, and of the Left in general, is that all sorts of splendidly accomplished people have been denied jobs and preferment because evil white males chose only other evil white males for promotion and advancement. That was certainly true in some circumstances, but those days have long since passed, and since 1964 there has been a federal law against discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. If there were legions of black lesbians who were denied opportunities because of their race and sexual preference and would have been absolutely wonderful press secretaries, Karine Jean-Pierre has abundantly established that she is not one of them.