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Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:12 PM

Hope Hicks' totally ridiculous explanation for why she quit

From Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

)Here's how Hope Hicks explained her decision to resign as White House communications director, according to The New York Times' Maggie Haberman, who broke the story:
"She told colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job that made her one of the most powerful people in Washington, and that there would never be a perfect moment to leave."


Conclusion:

Simply put: This is a White House in crisis. Hicks' departure adds to that sense that the sky is falling around and on Trump. There's no spin to put out that. You can't polish a turd. And when you try to, it tends to get all over the place.


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Reply Hope Hicks' totally ridiculous explanation for why she quit (Original post)
FSogol Feb 2018 OP
Major Nikon Feb 2018 #1
magicarpet Feb 2018 #2
Skittles Feb 2018 #3
demmiblue Feb 2018 #4
gratuitous Feb 2018 #5
iluvtennis Feb 2018 #10
Paleologue Feb 2018 #19
Marie Marie Feb 2018 #40
calimary Feb 2018 #41
Paleologue Feb 2018 #54
RiverStone Feb 2018 #39
appleannie1943 Feb 2018 #6
C_U_L8R Feb 2018 #7
FSogol Feb 2018 #8
yonder Feb 2018 #50
C_U_L8R Mar 2018 #55
Tatiana Feb 2018 #9
Cosmocat Feb 2018 #18
lunatica Feb 2018 #21
mobeau69 Feb 2018 #46
localroger Feb 2018 #11
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2018 #12
FSogol Feb 2018 #15
fierywoman Feb 2018 #27
calimary Feb 2018 #43
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2018 #51
lastlib Feb 2018 #49
nolabear Feb 2018 #13
FSogol Feb 2018 #16
lunatica Feb 2018 #23
nolabear Feb 2018 #25
lunatica Feb 2018 #30
fierywoman Feb 2018 #29
lunatica Feb 2018 #33
fierywoman Feb 2018 #35
annabanana Feb 2018 #48
fierywoman Mar 2018 #56
efhmc Mar 2018 #57
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2018 #52
lunatica Feb 2018 #53
mercuryblues Feb 2018 #14
FSogol Feb 2018 #17
ProudLib72 Feb 2018 #20
SCVDem Feb 2018 #32
bitterross Feb 2018 #22
calimary Feb 2018 #44
struggle4progress Feb 2018 #24
TheSmarterDog Feb 2018 #26
calimary Feb 2018 #45
dalton99a Feb 2018 #28
Initech Feb 2018 #31
Cha Feb 2018 #34
moondust Feb 2018 #36
dchill Feb 2018 #37
HopeAgain Feb 2018 #38
Xipe Totec Feb 2018 #42
Cha Feb 2018 #47
Orsino Mar 2018 #58

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:16 PM

1. Dont let the door hit you....

Resigning to spend more time with her wife beating boyfriend would have sounded more plausible.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:20 PM

2. She lost all hope.... No......

She lost all Hicks.

Just take a power darling.... disappear.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:23 PM

3. Ms. Hicks *IS* totally ridiculous

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:24 PM

4. From an ABC White House reporter:

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:25 PM

5. A communications director who testifies under oath that she lies

Oh yeah, nothing untoward here. Same old, same old. Business as usual. One of the most powerful people in Washington (that 75% of Americans couldn't identify) who has accomplished everything she felt she could accomplish. You almost expect to see her walking out of the White House with a pussy hat on, fist in the air, shouting "Girl Power!"

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:37 PM

10. Well said, agree.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:54 PM

19. It wasn't a very wise thing to say forthrightly

 

but let's be real here. Everyone in politics tells "white lies", even if nothing worse. In fact, every human being does.

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Response to Paleologue (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:04 PM

40. I think she has black and white confused.

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Response to Paleologue (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:05 PM

41. Welcome to DU, Paleologue!

She told the truth about being paid to tell lies.

Fancy that.

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Response to calimary (Reply #41)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:46 PM

54. I suspect she's at least smart enough

 

to know that lying under oath is a wee bit different. If not, I'm sure her lawyers told her.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:59 PM

39. Assuming we will eventually hear of the lies Hicks told?

Of course, how do you lie for a pathologically sick man wh rarely tells the truth!?

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:25 PM

6. Does this mean the romance is over

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:27 PM

7. She's right about one thing...

that job wasn't gonna get any better.

Who'd want to go down with the ship.
It may be messy from here on out
to incarceration day.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:30 PM

8. Trumpy and Company are having a "It Only Gets Worse" movement!

I wish I could create a It gets better spoof directed at WH and Executive Office Officials.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:29 PM

50. Incarceration Day. It sounds hopeful like Bastille Day and has a nice ring to it.

Perhaps in May rather than June? Sunny day, not too hot. Promenading at the park, near the bandshell from where we can hear some light jazz, maybe some gypsy swing, too. Families lounging on the grass, young lovers here and there, picnic baskets, blankets and kids running all about. A few folks fishing the nearby river and still fewer small boats drifting aimlessly downstream. Yep, Incarceration Day.

Holiday anyone?

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Response to yonder (Reply #50)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:10 AM

55. March 14th.

Pi Day. When we get Two Scoops.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:33 PM

9. Let's see if Mueller indicts her.

She's lawyered up for a reason. There are probably some damaging emails she's authored.

Hopefully she is able to give Mueller some useful information. That's why I think she's leaving -- she's cooperating with Mueller's team.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:53 PM

18. Yep

She is going to be a key figure in this,

1) having been around 45 more closely than anyone else.

2) FAR too haughty to even stand the thought of spending time in prison.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:58 PM

21. I agree with you

She's basically turned against Trump because because she doesn't want to go down with him.

That means that she doesn't believe Trump can protect her so she has to protect herself. That's pretty telling. Even before he was President he was powerful and probably could have protected her easily. Very telling indeed.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:18 PM

46. Compared to Sammy "The Bull"

She'll flip at warp speed.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:45 PM

11. Looking for new opportunities to stay out of jail.

She knows Mueller's coming and the "executive privilege" ploy won't work with him. Now as a civilian she won't even have to pretend to use it. She can just answer the questions and not worry that her boss will be pissed off at her.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:47 PM

12. Well, it has to be embarrassing to tell the truth

and say, " I left because I was tired of being called stupid".

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:50 PM

15. Quite a huge gap between "stupid" and "one of the most powerful people in DC!"

Well, not in Trumpy's case, I guess.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:14 PM

27. and maybe tired of being referred to as a great piece of tail?

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #27)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:09 PM

43. Bingo. I bet at least half the men on staff, including the boss, imagined taking her to bed.

With looks like hers, it would have been inevitable. And I'll bet she used her good looks for her own purposes, as well.

I must admit, I've found myself wondering how much she spends on cosmetics every month.

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Response to calimary (Reply #43)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:31 PM

51. Not only the staff, but evidently, she used her looks and charm

on the press pool too. Not a very nice person, IMO.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:28 PM

49. (or "I'm 'the best piece of a-- Lewandowski will ever get'".....)

I'd break a few things before I left if I was her.......

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:47 PM

13. Latest scuttle is that he called her stupid and yelled at her for "white lies."

She went off in a huff. Or was it a tizzy?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:51 PM

16. Breakin up is hard to do....

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Response to nolabear (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:00 PM

23. High dudgeon probably

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Response to lunatica (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:12 PM

25. I love you for knowing that term.

And that it's "dudgeon" and not "dungeon."

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Response to nolabear (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:16 PM

30. LOL!

Love you back!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:15 PM

29. mwah! a new cool word for me!

Definition of dudgeon

: a fit or state of indignation —often used in the phrase in high dudgeon

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:20 PM

33. I love language

It's great fun to know not so common words and phrases and use them creatively. It's one of the things I like to do most.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #33)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:23 PM

35. yes yes yes language -- I feel so grateful that English is my

native language (SO many words!)

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #35)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:21 PM

48. Ah yes!

English doesn't borrow from other languages.
English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over, and rummages through their pockets for loose grammar.


- Paraphrase of a quote by James Davis Nicoll

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Response to annabanana (Reply #48)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:56 AM

56. OMG, I love it!

I was speaking with a Bulgarian cellist friend (we played in an orchestra together, and we were speaking Italian.) We were (as usual) bitching about the (new-to-us) conductor -- and I said to her: in English, we have this word, "mish-mosh..." She answered, Darling, we have that word in Bulgarian! I asked what it meant. She said, it's a way of throwing together a lot of food you have left over, I'll make it for you ... and I said: Exactly!

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Response to annabanana (Reply #48)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:26 PM

57. I absolutely love it.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:33 PM

52. I try to learn something new every day...you were just

an unknowing participant in that endeavor. Thank you.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #52)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:42 PM

53. Thanks!

That made me feel appreciated.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:50 PM

14. Actually her meeting with Muelller was a ruse

her family used to deprogram her.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:52 PM

17. Will the parents of other WH officals rescue them too?

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:56 PM

20. I completely disagree with the conclusion

In the episode "End with a Bang" (Episode 113) of the Discovery series "MythBusters" that first aired on November 12, 2008, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman investigated the truth behind everyday sayings. They used the dorodango technique to create dung spheres in order to bust the myth that one "can't polish a turd". Using a glossmeter, they measured gloss levels substantially higher than the value of 70 gloss units which is considered "high gloss". Savage's 106 gloss unit dorodango used an ostrich's feces, while Hyneman's 183 gloss unit specimen used a lion's feces. They therefore deemed the myth "busted"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorodango

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:19 PM

32. I noticed that too! nt

 

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:00 PM

22. She's getting out so she can make a deal

 

I think she's getting out so she can talk to Mueller about how to save her butt, stay out of jail and then go on to write a book, movie and do a tour.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:11 PM

44. With looks like hers, she's going to wind up on TV.

New Pox Noise "anchor"?

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:09 PM

24. Fare thee well

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:13 PM

26. Rats evacuating a sinking ship...

 

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Response to TheSmarterDog (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:13 PM

45. Welcome to DU, TheSmarterDog!

Yeah, I think there's a lot of that in operation here. Gettin' outta Dodge. I'd want outta there, too, even as the uber-loyal and long-serving trumpette that she's described as being.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:15 PM

28. She ran out of lipstick to put on the pig

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:18 PM

31. The most incompetent, reckless, out of control, POS administration in the world.

Thanks Putin, the GOP, Fox News, and conspiracy theorists! Oh and fuck you!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:22 PM

34. She really is that dumb! No wonder she had such

choices for boyfriends.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:31 PM

36. To the lifeboat!

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Maybe she sensed from the omniscient nature of Mueller's and Congress' questions that the ship is going down.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:45 PM

37. Short version - rat... ship.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:48 PM

38. "One of most powerful people in Washington"

Yeah, whatever, Hope.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:08 PM

42. She's just a little white liar. nt

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:20 PM

47. When you hear Hope Hicks is resigning after testifying for just 8 hours.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:33 PM

58. There's nothing ridiculous about that.

We can imagine that most staffers have felt the same helplessness in dealing with a petty, erratic president who blames others for his own intemperance.

What she said is how a professional exits.

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