Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The Wizard of Washington

It must have taken awhile to coordinate the whole network, but it looks like the NPCs have finally settled on their talking points re: their fellow snoot, Sir Kim Darroch. Apparently, he's super smart and it's all the fault of whoever let the public know the quality of analysis they were getting for their money from 'our man in Washington'.

You can always tell the savvy political operators - they're the ones caught out by the revelation that the government leaks like a sieve. Leaving that aside though, the most striking thing about his memos was that they are so very, very dull.

Like James D says:
But that’s exactly what’s wrong with Darroch’s memos. They are not – contrary to what we’re now being assured by his Establishment defenders – the trenchant and fearless insights of a Washington insider with his finger on the pulse. They’re the achingly predictable whinings of yet another victim of Trump Derangement Syndrome that could have been cut and pasted from any number of wearisomely samey anti-Trump articles in the British press.
His reports read like something you'd get from a Guardian hack who woke up with a murderous hangover at 10:30 and suddenly released his column had to be in by 2:00. Kids doing their maths homework on the bus to school put more effort in than this guy.

In fact, it's not just that he lacks any worthwhile insights, it's that he's actively wrong about his supposed area of expertise, being taken in by the Russia hoax. The guy paid to keep his finger on the pulse failed to notice it was a Russian conspiracy without any actual Russians (but a surprisingly high number of people from the UK).

Apparently, Sir Snoot not only doesn't know anything about the country he's deployed to, he doesn't know about his own country either. As ever the question arises: what definition of 'genius' are we using here?

Hence why there the snoots have once again dropped an anvil on their own heads. They keep telling us that mere voters don't understand the very special complexity of international affairs,  now we've had the chance to peek behind the curtain and we've found out that the genius class have about the same level of smarts as some late night comedian mugging to the camera while churning out the Trump = Hitler clapper humour.

Leave it to the professionals? Half the country could offer more insight than this tedious prat.

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