Politics

Diplobabe Says No to UN Prom

The comely Heather Nauert, former State Department spokeschick and Trump nominee to be United States UN Ambassador, has turned down the gig, citing personal and family reasons. When a public figure says this it is usually a lie.

Many a pol caught with their hands in a cookie jar or spending too much time with someone not their spouse has used this excuse instead of truthfully saying, “Look, I’m gonna professionally lam it until the heat dies down. Then I’ll quietly slip into something low profile when you’re not looking.”

But the hotter than Cameron Diaz lookalike Nauert could possibly be telling the truth, as she already has gotten a taste of public life during her time at State and could have faced a grueling confirmation from clinically insane Democratic members of Congress.

There is a trade you need to make to be a successful public figure. It is your privacy traded for power and prestige. Some eagerly make the trade, as their greatest wish in life is to be liked by their fellow man. People like this are repugnant.

But some realize they want a real life and understand that just will not happen in public office. Before I was a political consultant, as a young man, I thought mightily about running for office. That was cured after working in about five campaigns and seeing how candidates lived and how their entire lives were dissected by wholly unworthy individuals in the opposing camp, like me.

No mature sane person would want or seek that. So bully for Nauert for possibly putting family and private sector career over the siren song of fame and reflected glory. In years hence, she will thank herself that she did.

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David Kamioner

A veteran of service with US Army Intelligence, the Pershing Nuclear Brigade, and the First Infantry Division, Kamioner is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s European Division and spent over twenty years as a political consultant, college instructor, non-profit director, and corporate PR director. He hails from New York City and grew up in South Florida. He served with the American Red Cross as part of the relief effort for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For several years he ran homeless shelters, most recently homeless shelters for US military veterans. He currently is a Senior Contributor for OpsLens.com, a writer for American Greatness, and has been published in LifeZette. He is the author of the novel "Prisoner of the Chattering Class" and lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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