Even Biden’s allies are embarrassed by Jennifer Rubin

Now she’s also a source of embarrassment for the Left, where she now shills shamelessly for President Joe Biden, whom she once characterized as the opposite of “best and brightest.”

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain has “retweeted or @ mentioned Rubin more than three dozen times since mid-May,” Politico reports, detailing the administration’s efforts to pump Rubin’s cringe worthy defenses of the Biden presidency into the mainstream. “The White House press team, the Democratic National Committee, the State Department, and the vice president’s office have all promoted various columns and tweets from her in recent weeks.”

It adds, “That’s because Rubin usually backs up the administration. In the past month, her headlines included: ‘Biden delivers straight talk — and wins kudos,’ ‘The State Department deserves more credit for its effort to evacuate Americans from Afghanistan,’ and ‘Why Kamala Harris’s trip to Asia was so important.’”

However, the report continues, the White House’s attempts to sell the Biden presidency via the woman who served as 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s unofficial cheerleader has caused consternation among not just Washington Post staffers, but also Democratic allies, both of whom offer none-too-subtle commentaries on her pro-Biden sycophancy.

“The White House has encouraged outside allies to share some of Rubin’s articles online,” Politico reports. “One told West Wing Playbook that they declined to do so because they thought it was just too embarrassing to earnestly share a Rubin column, given her history as a conservative and perceived tendency to pander to the administration.”

Yes, Rubin’s pro-Biden cheerleading is apparently “too embarrassing” for even Biden allies. That’s really saying something.

Over at Rubin’s place of employment, it’s more of the same.

“One Post employee said some people in the newsroom are increasingly frustrated that Rubin is parroting the administration’s critiques of the media,” Politico reports, “which they believe emboldens the administration to push back on journalists even further. Two others say they just try to ignore her or don’t read her columns.”

Another Washington Post reporter allegedly said, “She is an opinion columnist and does not represent the newsroom.”

You don’t have to be a genius to read between the lines. Rubin, for her part, responded to Politico’s requests for comment in a manner befitting someone who has thrown in entirely with being a partisan zealot. She might as well be on the White House payroll.

“How utterly predictable that Politico would run the zillionth hit piece on a prominent woman,” she said, “especially one candid in her critiques of Politico’s hysterical, clickbait style of coverage. The notion that I am polarizing in a newsroom (as opposed to any of the dozens of other opinion writers) is a ‘take’ only Politico could come up with — by of course running around to ask the question in the first place.”

Rubin adds, “I trust the Post‘s superb news side folks spend zero time thinking about me (as is entirely appropriate). My only surprise is that Sam [Stein, POLITICO’s White House editor], a very good journalist, would become enmeshed in such an obviously misogynistic publication. Surely there are finer publications that would have him. And btw, what a low class move to do this on Yom Kippur at the last moment.”

You can see why someone would be too embarrassed to share her articles. There’s political advocacy, and then there’s whatever the hell it is Jennifer Rubin does.

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