This week, various members of the boards of the service academies received letters requesting that they resign. In the wake of President Donald Trump leaving Washington, many of his trusted staff were put on those boards. Sean Spicer at the Naval Academy, and Kellyanne Conway at the Air Force Academy among others.
“Your decision is disappointing,” Conway wrote in the letter, “but understandable given the need to distract from a news cycle that has you mired in multiple self-inflicted crises and plummeting poll numbers, including a rise in new COVID cases, a dismal jobs report, inflation, record amount of drugs coming across the southern border, and, of course, the chaotic and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan that left hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghan allies stranded under Taliban rule.”
President Biden, I'm not resigning, but you should. pic.twitter.com/HuRYM4bLYP
That earned her a backlash from the Twitter bot farms, and Mrs. Conway then gave some motherly advice.
“Since I’m not the Conway on Twitter regularly,” she wrote, referencing her husband George Conway, “I’d forgotten how left-wing it is and how nutty some people are. LOLOL. I’m WORRIED for you. Get some fresh air, folks. Wear pants that button and zipper again. Get a hobby that doesn’t involve a keyboard. Make a friend.”
According to red Jen Psaki, the Biden camp mouthpiece, the former Trump team just isn’t what the Biden people want at the academies.
“The President’s objective is what any president’s objective is — to ensure you have nominees and people serving on these boards who are qualified to serve on them and who are aligned with your values,” Psaki said at the presser. “And so yes, that was an ask that was made.”
“I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified, or not political, to serve on these boards, but the President’s qualification requirements are not your party registration, they are whether you’re qualified to serve and whether you’re aligned with the values of this administration,” she added.
Not many Americans are aligned with the values of the Biden camp. They’re going to find that out the hard way.
Since I'm not the Conway on Twitter regularly, I'd forgotten how left-wing it is and how nutty some people are. LOLOL. I'm WORRIED for you. Get some fresh air, folks. Wear pants that button and zipper again. Get a hobby that doesn't involve a keyboard. Make a friend. https://t.co/k1mR2JVLON
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 8, 2021