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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Forward: [Jared] Since last year's presidential election, Kushner has achieved a remarkable feat: He is both everywhere and nowhere, omnipresent and wholly absent. In general, we know where Kushner is: ensconced in the West Wing of the White House. Like a waxen Waldo, his face hovers over his father-in-law's shoulder in countless photos. Yet we have no idea what he is: His voice is unheard, his principles are unknown and, as far as observers can tell, his influence is unfelt. And yet, there he is, always in the public eye, always in our thoughts -- the puzzling presence of a man whose greatest quality is his moral absence.

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As ill-suited for global and domestic policy-making as he was for a Kevlar vest during his lightning visit to Iraq, Kushner embodies [Robert] Musil's observation that being Socratic means feigning ignorance, while to be modern means to actually be ignorant.

Thus, the former real estate developer is unfazed by the Kakanian absurdity of overseeing a steadily compounding number of duties, from bringing peace to the Middle East to bringing answers to our opioid crisis, none of which he is faintly qualified for. As one insider remarked in a much-discussed Vanity Fair profile, what is so off-putting about Ivanka Trump as well as Jared Kushner is "that they do not grasp their essential irrelevance. They think they are special."

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"They think they are special"

Yes, and Donald thinks he can only be understood by other special people.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-09-12 05:58 PM | Reply

All we know is like trump, he was born rich. Has never known suffering or real world problems.

Trump said he would hire THE BEST PEOPLE.
It's just a total coincidence the best person just happened to be related to him, I'm sure.

The truth is you hire your family when you need people who would never testify against your many crimes.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-09-12 06:45 PM | Reply

You'd think the GOP voters actually watched The Sorpranos. All Trump is doing is manipulating a classic bust-out. The only problem is that it's with the US Government and the world has to suffer the consequences, not just some poor sap too stupid not to get caught-up in owing money to the mob.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-09-12 07:18 PM | Reply

#3

Truly, deeply NW!

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-09-13 08:21 AM | Reply

Jared is too busy looking for new investors (pronounced "greater fools") to buy into his piece of 666 Fifth Avenue, for which the Kushner Cos. WAY, WAY overpaid. His debt is due in less than 18 months, at which time the public will see either a bankruptcy filing by the president's son-in-law, a foreclosure against a business controlled by a senior presidential advisor, or the forced transfer of ownership of Jared's interest to someone--anyone--much smarter than Jared.

Then Trump will want to hire that guy...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2017-09-13 09:04 AM | Reply

'A Man Without Qualities'

Unike Donnie Jr., who his dad referred to as a "high quality person."

#6 | Posted by JOE at 2017-09-13 07:52 PM | Reply

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