Here’s the skinny: Gina Haspel is the nominee for CIA Director. She’s a 33 year veteran of the CIA. Most of that as a spy. She’s capable, determined, and by all measurable metrics, the sort of “strong woman” the left pretends to laud. Ergo the diaper-soilers of the left have her in their sights. Their number one bullet point on the “Reasons to object to this person” is “Haspel was in the CIA while the CIA was acting like meanie pants to terrorists.” My God.
Enter Dianne Feinstein:
Feinstein: This book says you’re in charge of this program I find problematic, and which I’ve been told to talk about by the DNC higher ups. It’s like the TPS memo times wrinkly white guys.
Haspel: That book was more fictional than Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I’m sorry, it’s just not true. It’s so untrue even the Washington Post had to hex it.
Feinstein: Yeah, but let me read you a section from the book.
Haspel: …who sold you the edibles?
Haspel was referring to this story from The Washington Post.
Kudos to Feinstein for doubling down on her talking points. Can’t say the woman isn’t committed to the script. Triple kudos to Hapsel for not calling Senator Feinstein a dribbling drool monkey in front of the nation. That’s class right there.
Advice to people in government assigned with questioning those much smarter than they are: do a little research beyond Googling “Reasons to hate this person.” Because when the person you’re questioning raises their hand to say “Actually, the facts you’re citing are two-day-old cat poop” it’s rather embarrassing.
Delightful for us, though.