Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
. . . . you're not." In reply to some questioner trying to score points. She is BRILLIANT at that. And entertaining to boot.
She almost always sounds rushed and she doesn't need to.
Plus, it would be great if the reporters were identified.
I think she's still nervous and will get better. I think the openness and candor and professionalism is fantastic. Just to me personally her voice and demeanor are annoying.
More confident and less anxious.
Showing more command of the room.
I think she will continue to grow into her role.
I'd like to see her sound less defensive and stop fiddling with her hair.
Overall she is a vast improvement over Trump's bimbos.
Yes... Light years ahead of the lying trump crazies. We can probably assume anyone Biden chose would be open, courteous, respectful... But I have to wonder why he didn't pick someone with more gravitas? Like someone we didn't have to wait to get better or more comfortable? Think we may have lost some of our audience.
He wanted to hit the ground running, so his choice surprised me.
Yes why didn't he choose someone with more experience and comfortable in her role.
She keeps pushing back her hair on the right side.
I want to send her some hair gel or a barrette.
But it is not really falling into her face, so it is a nervous gesture.
She also looks much better in black or navy, when she wears the bright red dress I don't know what she is thinking.
But as you say she is light years ahead of the Trump lying and crazy press secretaries.
I don't think she has lost any audience, we are so starved for information and normalcy.
And she is so much more honest and responsible, earning the respect of the press and American people.
This is probably gonna sound radical, but I would have advised Biden to issue a statement that he needed 2 full months to assess damage and create a recovery plan from trump. Only urgent plans he will focus on are getting the vaccination supply chain fixed and getting relief $ approved and delivered.
IOW...create a window when you can't be critiqued/held accountable for anything else.
Of course, she will probably never touch her hair again.
But it has been a common occurrence every presser.
The downside to the two month plan is that if things took longer, he would look as though he failed. I think there are too many unknowns to be tied to a time table.
I think he has the window now to a large extent, where people are giving him a lot of slack.
But he would still be critiqued by the QOP no matter what.
And less defensive.
She must get up and read our posts first thing.
On PBS. Her book about Barbara Bush. Funniest line... " People ask 'what happened to George W? '. And I tell them... He is the way he is because I drank and smoked when I was pregnant with him ."
Explains why George W was an alcoholic I guess.
I never saw him sober when watching him on TV.
to mind, not that I'm knocking them. But parenthood's a grab bag in the dark even without the smoking and booze.
"because of the northwest"?
Psaki's response well-handle diversion.
and Huckabee Sanders is both staggering and refreshing. It's the difference between Biden, who knows how to lead, and dump, who wanted secrecy and, if possible, dictatorship. I'm very thankful that Biden, Ossof, and Warnock won!
Caught the question about Antifa. What nonsense there is no such organization.....it is a stance, being anti fascist, not a real organization.
There are tons of complaints online with them calling her all sorts of names. So of course it piqued my curiosity.
She's 1000 times better than McEnany and any of the losers Trump had. Everyone forgets about Stephanie Grisham, who was such a maverick that she decided 0 was the correct number of press briefings to have.
Psaki was John Kerry's press secretary when he was Secretary of State for Obama.
All the Russian trolls online hated her for her press briefings when she called out Putin during the invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine in 2014.
Birds of a feather and what not.
It was a gift from the Russians when she went over there. There's a hammer and sickle
She comes across larger than life compared to the last slew of communications spokespeople.
The podium can hide it. Also the other folks in the photo are over 6'.
Here's her next to Obama
Thats a nice picture. President Obama seemed to always be such a good and respectful listener.
Are the press briefing videos posted on Whitehouse.gov I wonder?
No video and the latest is from yesterday, so they are keeping on top of them. I wish they would post video.
I have bookmarked this page. I catch the briefings if I remember to look at it.
They broadcast a variety of government stuff and might have the pressers on their website
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the way Kayleigh seemed to want to do.
Full make-up. Check!
Extra eye makeup and mascara. Check!
And dont forget the false eyelashes. Check!
Lots of lipstick and lip gloss. Check!
Tight-fitting outfits that accentuate the derrière. Check!
Not sure how Sarah Huckabee Sanders or Sean Spicer fit in there because no amount of makeup or hair-fix or lifts-in-the-shoes would have helped them survive longer than they did.
trump tried the guy, for starters. Then he got tired of the guy who was less-than-nothing to look at anyway, so lets get a gal then. Uh - really do need to throw Mike Huckabee a bone because he delivers that Bible-thumper vote... and hes got a daughter who kinda knows the score ...
And thus, Ms. Sanders. And after awhile I bet one thing finally started getting to trump about her. Hes the Superficiality Guy, after all. If you LOOK good, you are IN. And at times, with him anyway, thats the only thing that counts. So get me a cutie-pie! As long as she photographs well!
Besides, this is an individual who very likely also feels as though its essential that he be surrounded by pretty things. Including people. They reflect and magnify his own perceived self-perfection. He surrounds himself with gold. Gold EVERYTHING from carpet to ceiling. Pretty girls all over everywhere - with perfect figures and curves, and arm-candy wives. Blondes preferred. He likes Ivanka better than Tiffany (daughter with Marla Wife #2 Maples) because Ivanka photographs better as well as having gone all-in on his White House involvements.
His buildings read lavish, too. Gold everywhere, his name in gold above the entrance in big letters. Everything gold-tinged from floor to ceiling, and shiny and reflective and slick.
Its gotta be visually pleasing. Because he thinks it reflects directly on him. And he does have an image to project, after all.
Everything and everyone must make him look good. He surrounds himself with people who play the part of arrows pointing at him.
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My only trivial complaint is the too frequent insertion of "um" in her locutions, but given her obvious smarts it's just that, trivial.
Blinken. When he was answering questions every sentence had several of them. Was really surprising.
He does the "Uh" thing and also has this awkward little laugh during formal speeches.
And press Q and A.
He could use a bit of polish in his speech making.
Otherwise I am pleased with the content of what he is saying.
It is really noticeable when you are listening to her in the car or on radio.
It can, unfortunately distract and message is lost.
And yeah, I do look forward to seeing her. She seems to generate confidence, at least in me.