If you accomplish something significant and want to celebrate on a Friday night after an arduous week, make sure that you aren't being followed by a sleazy reporter. Breitbart youngster, Patrick Howley, known for his sexist tweets, decided to follow Marie Harf from the State Department and Ben Rhoades, White House national security adviser. Howley made sure he got the full scoop of all the trivial minutia for Breitbart.com The fact that it happened to be on September 11th shouldn't offend anyone, except perhaps Benghazi 'scandal' enthusiasts.
WASHINGTON – Top Obama administration and White House officials partied away on the night of the anniversary of 9-11 and the Benghazi terror attack.
State Department senior communications adviser Marie Harf and White House national security adviser Ben Rhodes joined some friends Friday for a night of partying at the Blackfinn Saloon blocks from the White House. Harf, who runs point on promoting President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, and Rhodes, a graduate of the New York University creative-writing program who falsely revised the administration’s talking points to pin the Benghazi attack on a spontaneous response to a Youtube video, were in good spirits.
“Look! Trust But Verify,” Harf said excitedly to a guest wearing a pin with the slogan, clearly referring to Obama’s controversial Iran deal that allows the Islamic country to continue its nuclear program with some level of inspection.
Harf, clad in a purple dress, walked out of the establishment but returned at approximately 10 PM, spending the next forty-five minutes holding court in the saloon’s ritzy back bar. As Robin Thicke and Pitbull videos played in the darkened party space, Harf settled in the middle of a crowd of well-heeled Washingtonionans, who drank, schmoozed, and occasionally danced without an apparent care in the world.
Ben Rhodes, dressed to the nines, slipped out of the party relatively early, performing a farewell tour within his social group that involved kissing a woman on both cheeks and loudly saying “I love you.” Rhodes hurried into a cab, dropping his cigar, marked with a red tape seal, on the sidewalk as he left.
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That cigar, obtained by Breitbart News, was an H. Upmann Magnum 46 cigar with a seal that read “Habana Cuba.”
More insignificant details followed. I wonder if Howley picked up anymore trash, and then tailed them home? Is everyone supposed to mourn a sad two days in U.S. history for the rest of time? These people worked very hard to pass a good, solid deal with Iran and the P5+1 nations and deserve a Friday night out. I hardly doubt that anyone from Breitbart is the authority on decorum and etiquette.