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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Kellyanne Conway: “counseled” but “unrepentant”

Image result for kellyanne conway cartoonsPowerLine Blog  "During an appearance on Fox News, senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway plugged Ivanka Trump’s product lines. Speaking from the White House, she said:

Go buy Ivanka’s stuff. . .I’m going to go get some myself today. I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody.

"By saying this, Conway appears to have violated an ethics rule that prohibits a federal employee from “us[ing] his public office for his own private gain [or] for the endorsement of any product, service, or enterprise. . .” Reportedly, she was “counseled” by someone in the White House about this.

"The rules are the rules. If Conway violated this rule, she should be told not to do it again.

"In context, however, it’s easy to understand why Conway said what she did. The context is a campaign by leftists to ruin the business of the president’s daughter.

"I’m pretty sure this tactic is unprecedented. For example, even though leftists hated Ronald Reagan,

"I don’t recall any organized attempt to inflict economic damage on any of his four adult children.
In those days, the left was badly misguided, but not sick. These days, it’s both.

"I assume that the ethics rule against federal employees plugging products was designed to keep them from conferring an unfair economic advantage on themselves or their friends. When it was enacted, I’m reasonably sure no one imagined that partisans would try to ruin the business of a president’s son or daughter." . . .

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