When State Department people get together among themselves, one of the topics that always comes up is “being taken seriously.” State is always looking over its shoulder, worried that the military, or the NSC, or the CIA or somebody will be taken more seriously by policymakers on some important issue. State is always worried it will be sent back to the kids’ table while the grownups have dinner.
Folks, here’s why. There is no video of the Director of the NSA grinding on any dance floor. No animated gifs of the Joint Chief of Staff grinding on any dance floor. No blog posts of the CIA Director’s underlings doing sad adult wedding dance dancing behind their boss while she grinds on the dance floor.
God help you, if the animated gif above does not cause you to press your eyes out, you can see the entire video of America’s Secretary of State grinding with some anonymous woman on a South African dance floor here.
BONUS: For State Department colleagues, typically watching videos of two women grinding on a dance floor is considered improper at work. The staff at We Meant Well would like you to know this one is OK, because it is the Secretary.
BONUS BONUS: For the inevitable idiot who will write in to tell me that it is great to have a youthful, fun loving Secretary of State who represents America’s vitality so well, please understand her job is indeed to represent America but to be effective she must have the respect of those with whom she interacts.
Such people include Muslims, sober diplomats and some very old school people America needs to influence regardless of whether we like them or not. This is diplomacy. If Hillary insists on acting like she is still on the campaign trail, then the results for her as Secretary will likely work out about as well as that campaign-thingee did.
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