The guy helping Trump to negotiate the denuclearization of North Korea is the same guy who tutored Sarah Palin about foreign policy.

By | 2018-09-03T06:17:15+00:00 September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments

I think we can call this deal “DOOMED.” 

Courtesy of CNBC:

Ten years ago, Stephen Biegun was tapped to tutor first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, then the Republican candidate for vice president, on foreign policy.

Now, Biegun is once again serving an unconventional politician who ascended to office lacking experience in foreign policy. This time, he’s the Trump administration’s special representative for North Korea, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Biegun was named to the position last week. A somewhat unusual selection for the role — he has focused for much of his career on Europe — experts say he may have the precise quality that is needed during the fraught negotiations: an ability to talk with President Donald Trump.

“It’s been the case where no one in the State Department has the ability to convey the complexity of this process to the president in a way that he understands and will go along with,” said Brett Bruen, who served as the White House’s director of global engagement under President Barack Obama.

So the same guy who could not explain what the Bush Doctrine was to Sarah Palin is now the guy who is supposed to help get the North Koreans to give up their nuclear weapons program? 

Yeah, we’re fucked. 

And keep in mind that the reason this guy is supposed to be more capable of doing this job than his predecessors is that he is thought to be able to dumb down the information enough that Trump can understand it, not because he is an expert in this area. 

Just let that roll around in your head a little. 

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 2, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Buuut, why are our friends, the North Koreans, wanting to harm us? Stupid, stupid bitch!

  2. StuC September 2, 2018 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I don’t think the problem here is with the teacher.

    • Anonymous September 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      I second that.

      Anyone remember after the Parkland school shooting, when Trump had a notecard which said something like, “I hear what you are saying”…? He has to be reminded to show basic human empathy after a school shooting. Albert Einstein wouldn’t be able to educate Trump.

    • Anonymous September 2, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      At least “this” pupil knows that North and South Korea are different countries and Africa is a continent, unlike his last.
      That being said, imagine having to teach foreign policy ala Dick and Jane ‘learn to read’ books of my youth:

      See Dick run.
      See Jane run.
      See Dick and Jane run.
      See Spot run.
      Run, Spot, run.

      Good luck, Biegan, have fun with flashbacks.

      • Anonymous September 2, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply

        I figure he is going to use coloring book style teaching with crayolas.

        • Anonymous September 2, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

          He could ‘t even color the flag right when he visited that classroom. Looked so darned miserable to be there, too.

        • Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 6:55 am - Reply

          Colored flash cards with McDonald’s Happy Meals as a reward!

          “No, Donny, you don’t get this chicken nugget. You answered wrong. Kim Jong Un is a BAD hombre, remember? BAD! BAD, very BAD. I understand that you like that all North Koreans must worship him, but he is still a bad, bad boy!”

  3. $BM September 2, 2018 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    “Ms. Butina’s efforts to deal in Russian jet fuel, detailed in hundreds of pages of previously unreported emails, were notable not just for their whiff of foreign intrigue but for who they involved: David Keene, a former president of the National Rifle Association and a prominent leader of the conservative movement, who has advised Republican candidates from Ronald Reagan to Mitt Romney. They also involved Mr. Keene’s wife, Donna, a well-connected Washington lobbyist, and Ms. Butina’s boyfriend, Paul Erickson, who ran PATrick J. BUCHANAN’s 1992 presidential campaign and who moved in rarefied conservative circles despite allegations of fraud in three states.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/02/jet-fuel-scheme-proves-the-link-between-the-nra-and-russia.html

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

  4. anon September 2, 2018 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-documents_us_5b8c0a28e4b0cf7b00373cf9

    “I think that you could ask some very interesting questions about these documents that I’M unable to even say,”

    • Anonymous September 2, 2018 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      I read some the the questions Kavanaugh wrote for the Clinton impeachment, it was like reading graphic pornography and totally inappropriate

      He is a very sick man and I am sure he delighted in humiliating both Clinton and Monica with the questions and the fact that they reflex his sick mind never occurred to him.

      If I can find the link I will post it.

  5. Anonymous September 2, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    WOW, little donnie wasted no time and had those flags back at full mast. He must have had someone call him from the burial site the minute McCain was lowered in the ground, those flags were back at full mast. Tomorrow wouldn’t be soon enough

    Such a petty, uncouth lout.

  6. Anonymous September 2, 2018 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    First of all, you can’t teach someone who doesn’t want to learn like trump. He is also learning disabled, therefore he really needs a special ed teacher.

  7. viv September 2, 2018 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    The thing about Trump is he has resurrected all of the odious old names around the failed 2008 candidacy (except for Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt) including the hasbeens on Fox and Right-wing radio. I knew something evil was abroad the moment I heard Steve Bannon’s name in connection with Trump. Every dangerous creep out there has found a home in Trumpland. There is going to be so much restoration work for the eventual Democratic government, Trump will set America back not years but decades.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 5:27 am - Reply

      I figure the next legitimate president will have to sit down one day with a stack of executive orders to undo all of trump’s,that will be the easy part.

      Visiting all the foreign heads of state to rectify all the insults will take longer.

  8. geez September 2, 2018 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    9/11 IN BRAZIL

    NATIONAL MUSEUM IN RIO GOES UP IN FLAMES

    MOST IMPORTANT LATIN AMERICAN MUSEUM

    20 MILLION PIECES

    OMG – A GLOBAL TRAGEDY

  9. Anonymous September 3, 2018 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    The only reason he is where he is is because the State Department’s expert on North Korea resigned because, well, TRUMP! He resigned for the same reason so man other officials with the state department resigned. Rex Tillerson, the Republicans and DONALD TRUMP. So we have amateurs and idiots in charge of among other things, negotiating with North Korea.

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