A soon-to-be-released book by Mark Leibovich reveals in excruciating detail the White House’s efforts to defend longtime Obama friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett in the run-up to a New York Times profile that ran in September 2012.
Leibovich, himself a reporter for the New York Times, got ahold of a White House memo titled “The Magic of Valerie” that included 33 talking points circulated throughout the administration.
Some of the Jarrett talking points are listed:
The magic of Valerie is her intellect and her heart
She is an incredibly kind, caring and thoughtful person with a unique ability to pinpoint the voiceless and shine a light on them and the issues they and the President care about with the ultimate goal of making a difference in people’s lives.
Valerie is the perfect combination of smart, savvy and innovative.
They save the best for the end:
Valerie is someone here who other people inside the building know they can trust. (need examples.)
Remember: your hard-earned taxpayer dollars went towards the creation of this memo.
I sure hope they found some examples.