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(Politico)   Let's have a look at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, his wife and the couple's questionable actions. Oh my   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-07-23 4:53:19 PM  
Stuffing their pockets as fast as they can, and trying to get government staff to carry it out to their car? Getting Federal employees to act as gofers for their personal business? Treating the government as their own personal Uber?

Yeah, it sounds about right when you KNOW that you're going to see any ethics panel tanked before it can get going.
 
2020-07-23 6:20:55 PM  
You wanted government run like a business. This is what that looks like.
 
2020-07-23 6:26:34 PM  
Before I click on that, I need someone's assurance that there are no photos
 
2020-07-23 7:11:34 PM  
I feel that Karens could have just as well been called Susans.
 
2020-07-23 7:12:26 PM  
The dude married Ozzy Osbourne.
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2020-07-23 7:12:43 PM  
Nothing wrong with the Oxford comma!
 
2020-07-23 7:12:43 PM  
Republicans don't care about governing, they just want the power associated with it.
 
2020-07-23 7:13:14 PM  
Mike Pompeo and his wife?

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"It stinks like fat sweat in here"

 
2020-07-23 7:16:03 PM  
In all fairness, if I spot a spelling or grammar error on a resume, you aren't getting a callback at all. A resume is the one document you should be expected to triple-check and then get a second opinion on.
 
ENS
2020-07-23 7:19:05 PM  

hotrod2001: The dude married Ozzy Osbourne.
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First good laugh of the day. Cheers.
 
2020-07-23 7:20:51 PM  
Oy Gevult! She's a  Monsteh! He worse!
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2020-07-23 7:21:04 PM  
Okay, so Susan Pompeo is Karen's Karen but does shady things to serve covfefe.

Got it.
 
2020-07-23 7:22:16 PM  

Lusiphur: In all fairness, if I spot a spelling or grammar error on a resume, you aren't getting a callback at all. A resume is the one document you should be expected to triple-check and then get a second opinion on.


Would you invite them in for a second interview just to have the opportunity to berate them? Seems like something a kitten strangler would do.
 
2020-07-23 7:25:44 PM  
OK, that was a really *long* article.  What I skimmed through showed some potential ethical lapses ("uber eats with guns"), but not anything that seemed earth-shattering in its outrageousness.  Anyone read the whole thing?  Any stuff I missed I should be outraged by?
 
2020-07-23 7:27:24 PM  

hotrod2001: The dude married Ozzy Osbourne.
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That's the funniest comment I've seen on here in awhile. A+
 
2020-07-23 7:28:08 PM  
Pretty much the same as what Clarence Thomas' wife is up to.

Pretty much the same as what Mitch McConnell's wife is up to.

Pretty much what Jared Kushner's wife is up to.

Anyone seeing a pattern here yet?
 
2020-07-23 7:28:11 PM  
Wasteful superficial garbage woman.
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ENS
2020-07-23 7:33:58 PM  

Skleenar: OK, that was a really *long* article.  What I skimmed through showed some potential ethical lapses ("uber eats with guns"), but not anything that seemed earth-shattering in its outrageousness.  Anyone read the whole thing?  Any stuff I missed I should be outraged by?


I skimmed, but was surprised that they describe him as politically ambitious enough to seek the Oval Office. He was basically being begged by McConnell to run for a ready made Senate seat in Kansas and balked - seems that would have given him a legitimate platform from which to reach higher.
 
2020-07-23 7:36:50 PM  

UltimaCS: Lusiphur: In all fairness, if I spot a spelling or grammar error on a resume, you aren't getting a callback at all. A resume is the one document you should be expected to triple-check and then get a second opinion on.

Would you invite them in for a second interview just to have the opportunity to berate them? Seems like something a kitten strangler would do.


Depends on how much of a douchebag I think they come off as.
 
2020-07-23 7:47:38 PM  
During Mike Pompeo's tenure at the CIA, her role had been expansive enough that officials with the spy agency got in touch with the State Department and suggested they prepare a legal memo governing Susan Pompeo's role before she arrived in Foggy Bottom.

I could see a politically motivated spouse being able to elbow their way into the affairs of a Secretary of State or other cabinet positions, but I'd figure the farking Director of the CIA isn't exactly a "bring your wife to work"-friendly position.  Especially to the degree to which they apparently felt the need to warn the poor saps that had to deal with her next.
 
2020-07-23 7:51:28 PM  
See when a GOP wife appears to be in her husband's affairs it's a problem, but when it's Hillary Clinton it's a threesome.
 
2020-07-23 7:54:04 PM  
Eating babies?
 
2020-07-23 7:55:06 PM  

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Anyone seen elephant seals mating on one of David Attenborough's shows? Yeah, that.
 
2020-07-23 7:56:15 PM  
She reminds me of the mother in the movie Get Out. Good movie, evil woman.
 
2020-07-23 7:57:58 PM  

Lusiphur: UltimaCS: Lusiphur: In all fairness, if I spot a spelling or grammar error on a resume, you aren't getting a callback at all. A resume is the one document you should be expected to triple-check and then get a second opinion on.

Would you invite them in for a second interview just to have the opportunity to berate them? Seems like something a kitten strangler would do.

Depends on how much of a douchebag I think they come off as.


This woman strikes me as the sort who would get in a snit over a "misplaced comma" that was actually placed correctly.
 
2020-07-23 7:58:34 PM  
Cow has a BA from Wichita State and is ragging-on about grammar?
 
2020-07-23 8:03:05 PM  
I read the article and knickers are not in a twist. Much ado about nothing. I hate Pompeo so I want it to be trouble but it isn't
 
2020-07-23 8:11:21 PM  

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Jesus, look at those 2 fat pigs. Can you imagine how much they put away at every meal?
 
2020-07-23 8:11:26 PM  
The swamp has been drained.
 
2020-07-23 8:14:30 PM  

Lusiphur: In all fairness, if I spot a spelling or grammar error on a resume, you aren't getting a callback at all. A resume is the one document you should be expected to triple-check and then get a second opinion on.


Yeah, I don't have a problem with that particular story. But seriously, she sounds like a Karen on steroids. I strongly suspect she's the ambitious one in the family, and fatty just does what she says because he doesn't want to face her ridicule or ire.

There's that one part that talked about her knowing exactly how to work a room. What's weird or cowardly or something a little strange, she's the politician; she's obviously very politically driven, so..., why doesn't she run for office? I'd have a tiny shred of respect for her if she were just up front about her lust for power. But she's simply pretending to be the "good little wife being supportive of her husband's career while she remains at home being all womany or whatever", all for the benefit of that huge lot of voters that want a strong Christian man with a good little Christian wife at home in whatever office they're voting him into. It's clearly just a bullshiat facade.

And I'm betting that 732 word statement written in her defense by Pompeo, was in fact written by Karen Susan.

Lastly, maybe I'm just overly tired today, but she completely lost me with whatever point she was trying to EMPHATICALLY make here.
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Anyway, she sounds royal pain in the ass. Glad I'm not related to her.
 
2020-07-23 8:15:02 PM  

Lusiphur: In all fairness, if I spot a spelling or grammar error on a resume, you aren't getting a callback at all. A resume is the one document you should be expected to triple-check and then get a second opinion on.


Your comment ended with a preposition. Into the shred pile.
 
2020-07-23 8:33:41 PM  

Flaming Yawn: Lusiphur: In all fairness, if I spot a spelling or grammar error on a resume, you aren't getting a callback at all. A resume is the one document you should be expected to triple-check and then get a second opinion on.

Your comment ended with a preposition. Into the shred pile.


That's nothing to be ashamed of.
 
2020-07-23 8:34:22 PM  

Skleenar: OK, that was a really *long* article.  What I skimmed through showed some potential ethical lapses ("uber eats with guns"), but not anything that seemed earth-shattering in its outrageousness.  Anyone read the whole thing?  Any stuff I missed I should be outraged by?


I read it all, not really. They are a "power couple" and some people think she goes over the line of supporting spouse. The big thing seems to be they do not realize while government staffers work for you (your husband) they are not personal staff. They would probably solve all their problems by hiring personal assistants out of their own pockets.
 
2020-07-23 8:36:44 PM  
If only Pompeo had sought advice from a former Secretary of State that could have provided advice and introspection into the deep review your spouse and their ongoing activities will receive when you're involved in politics...

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2020-07-23 8:37:31 PM  

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Someone with photoshop skills needs to tint them green and add Shrek & Fiona's clothing to that image.
 
2020-07-23 8:37:55 PM  

Flaming Yawn: Lusiphur: In all fairness, if I spot a spelling or grammar error on a resume, you aren't getting a callback at all. A resume is the one document you should be expected to triple-check and then get a second opinion on.

Your comment ended with a preposition. Into the shred pile.


but we are speaking English and not Latin, so that doesn't matter.
 
2020-07-23 8:40:08 PM  

Skleenar: OK, that was a really *long* article.  What I skimmed through showed some potential ethical lapses ("uber eats with guns"), but not anything that seemed earth-shattering in its outrageousness.  Anyone read the whole thing?  Any stuff I missed I should be outraged by?


Not really. The two things that jump.out at me are that CIA decided they needed to warn the State Department about her, and that she needs to be around to quell his temper.

I'm guessing she wasn't around when Mary Louise Kelly interviewed him about Iran and Ukraine.
 
2020-07-23 8:53:23 PM  

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SHE'S STACKED!
 
2020-07-23 8:53:51 PM  

ReaverZ: They are a "power couple" and some people think she goes over the line of supporting spouse. The big thing seems to be they do not realize while government staffers work for you (your husband) they are not personal staff.


She lived her whole life in Kansas, went to Wichita State University and had a thoroughly unremarkable career in banking, and now all of her "power" comes 100% from her husband's career. They're a "power couple" the same way Emily Ratajkowski and I would be a "hot couple."

She's just a doughy, evangelical Lucy Ricardo showing up at the Tropicana and bossing the staff around.
 
2020-07-23 9:10:18 PM  

UltimaCS: Lusiphur: In all fairness, if I spot a spelling or grammar error on a resume, you aren't getting a callback at all. A resume is the one document you should be expected to triple-check and then get a second opinion on.

Would you invite them in for a second interview just to have the opportunity to berate them? Seems like something a kitten strangler would do.


Yep. I know the type, seen a few of them in my time. It's a control thing, and they think they should make the rules so the actual rules don't apply to them.

I find it best to walk away. With that personality, give them enough time, they'll get caught with their hands in the till or on the wrong side of the law; and they would have made just enough enemies to ensure their downfall.
 
2020-07-23 9:13:24 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: ReaverZ: They are a "power couple" and some people think she goes over the line of supporting spouse. The big thing seems to be they do not realize while government staffers work for you (your husband) they are not personal staff.

She lived her whole life in Kansas, went to Wichita State University and had a thoroughly unremarkable career in banking, and now all of her "power" comes 100% from her husband's career. They're a "power couple" the same way Emily Ratajkowski and I would be a "hot couple."

She's just a doughy, evangelical Lucy Ricardo showing up at the Tropicana and bossing the staff around.


oh, I have no trouble believing she is an underachiever who has been told her whole life she is a genius and is just unrecognized. I also can believe this isn't nefarious, just small town people act in the way they always assumed and claimed the rich and powerful act.
 
2020-07-23 9:17:09 PM  

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For such big people, they're awfully small.
 
2020-07-23 9:19:29 PM  

ENS: Skleenar: OK, that was a really *long* article.  What I skimmed through showed some potential ethical lapses ("uber eats with guns"), but not anything that seemed earth-shattering in its outrageousness.  Anyone read the whole thing?  Any stuff I missed I should be outraged by?

I skimmed, but was surprised that they describe him as politically ambitious enough to seek the Oval Office. He was basically being begged by McConnell to run for a ready made Senate seat in Kansas and balked - seems that would have given him a legitimate platform from which to reach higher.


He wasn't allowed to leave the cult. Pat Roberts has been in that seat for what, 40 years. Pompeo wanted that job, could have won it. It gives me joy to see a Democrat have even a chance to win that seat.
 
2020-07-23 9:28:45 PM  
From what little I know of of her, I find her off-putting.
 
2020-07-23 9:49:10 PM  
I hope she wasn't listening to his trumpish about China today - he pronounced "hegemony" as "hedge-money". What a dipstick.
 
2020-07-23 11:47:05 PM  

ReaverZ: Barricaded Gunman: ReaverZ: They are a "power couple" and some people think she goes over the line of supporting spouse. The big thing seems to be they do not realize while government staffers work for you (your husband) they are not personal staff.

She lived her whole life in Kansas, went to Wichita State University and had a thoroughly unremarkable career in banking, and now all of her "power" comes 100% from her husband's career. They're a "power couple" the same way Emily Ratajkowski and I would be a "hot couple."

She's just a doughy, evangelical Lucy Ricardo showing up at the Tropicana and bossing the staff around.

oh, I have no trouble believing she is an underachiever who has been told her whole life she is a genius and is just unrecognized. I also can believe this isn't nefarious, just small town people act in the way they always assumed and claimed the rich and powerful act.


Let's not start accepting ignorance of correct behavior as an excuse for more bad behavior. She's a 55 year old woman who's lived in DC for a decade, not some youthful ingenue who hasn't seen the big city before.
 
2020-07-24 7:52:56 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: ReaverZ: Barricaded Gunman: ReaverZ: They are a "power couple" and some people think she goes over the line of supporting spouse. The big thing seems to be they do not realize while government staffers work for you (your husband) they are not personal staff.

She lived her whole life in Kansas, went to Wichita State University and had a thoroughly unremarkable career in banking, and now all of her "power" comes 100% from her husband's career. They're a "power couple" the same way Emily Ratajkowski and I would be a "hot couple."

She's just a doughy, evangelical Lucy Ricardo showing up at the Tropicana and bossing the staff around.

oh, I have no trouble believing she is an underachiever who has been told her whole life she is a genius and is just unrecognized. I also can believe this isn't nefarious, just small town people act in the way they always assumed and claimed the rich and powerful act.

Let's not start accepting ignorance of correct behavior as an excuse for more bad behavior. She's a 55 year old woman who's lived in DC for a decade, not some youthful ingenue who hasn't seen the big city before.


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