Tarheeltalker

Who Are Your Favorites?

Your favorite political philosophers, that is? Good question and one that might require some thought. I’d probably put Lincoln and Washington in there as well as others. But for our purposes, let’ s see who are 2 of the favorites of White House Communications Director, Anita  Dunn. Oh, she also heads the Call ‘Em Out Patrol as we discussed a couple of days ago.

In a commencement speech in June  at the Washington National Cathedral she said that 2 of her favs  were Mother Theresa and Chairman Mao, himself, from 1947. He was attempting to overthrow the Nationalist Chinese who controlled the cities, the military, etc. His own supporters were questioning him  and he said, “You fight your war and I’ll fight mine.” She gave this quote as the third in a series of  tips  and told her audience to think about that for a moment.

Her audience was the St Andrews Episcopal School of Potomac,Md., a highly rated and  highly selective institution. According to the American Thinker, her audience laughed at th ejuxtapostion of the two and besides she was just kidding anyway. Right, got it.

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October 16, 2009 - Posted by | Politics | , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. It took several tries to before I could listen to the Glenn Beck clip all the way through. If Ms. Dunn paid attention to sites like China Watch and Voice of the Martyrs I wonder what she’d think of her favorite philosopher then?

    BTW: I love your blog roll! I didn’t know Darlene Zschech had her own blog!

    Comment by larryk12309 | October 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the comment, I have always thought highly of Voice of the Martyrs, not as familiar with China Watch.

    Darlene Zschech is just great, I am a huge fan o her music!

    Comment by tarheeltalker | October 17, 2009 | Reply

  3. This is really an unfair and inaccurate attack that Glenn Beck et al have levelled. Listen to what Anita Dunn actually said. She cited Mao for saying “You fight your war and I’ll fight mine” true enough, but she also cites Mother Teresa for sayiing “Find your own Calcutta”. Dunn was talking about the idea that the graduates should seek their own way, and not concern themselves with what others might say. Clearly, she was talking about an IDEA and was not promoting all things Mao. (If she WAS revering Mao so much, how could she also comment on Mother Teresa in virtually the same breath??)

    This is yet another example of the Ready-Shoot-Aim mentality of the rightwing blogosphere. no matter what the comment, no matter what the situation, they find a way to spin it to stick it to the Obama White House… whether or not it’s accurate.

    Comment by larrys | October 18, 2009 | Reply

  4. I hear her say that those two are her favorite philosophers and that those are the two she turns to the most! Sounds to me like she using Mao as a good example as far as she is concern!

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | October 22, 2009 | Reply

  5. Don’t concern yourself with it, GTP. It takes someone with at least half a brain to begin to comprehend philosophy, and you’re at least 3/8 short of that mark.

    Comment by larrys | October 22, 2009 | Reply


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