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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The New Yorker profiles Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Paige Williams, profiling Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the current New Yorker, describes the pugilistic Sanders as "Trump's battering ram."

The article poses a question many have asked: What does Sanders believe in, besides defending every Trump utterance?

It wasn't an easy task given Sanders' grudging cooperation.

“Sanders may accept that she can’t control the questions she is asked, but she nevertheless tries to take control of every exchange. In her interactions with me, she took this approach to extremes, saying that almost everything was off the record.”
There was a discussion of faith and the matter of a boss with a record of unholy words and deeds. Sanders trotted out the familiar theme of her Baptist upbringing: "No one is perfect. We're all sinners."

The Washington Post's Erik Wemple captured the essence of the interview and her work as press secretary:

She is the master of the unassailable and ultimately meaningless reply.
The Slot summarized:

...it doesn’t reveal many new insights about Sanders, so much as confirming much of what her public persona displays: that she is an ultra-conservative evangelical Christian who is, if not entirely politically aligned with Trump, fiercely loyal to a man who will further her own ambitions and political agenda.
On the conservative side, the Daily Caller wanted to insist that the magazine mocked her faith by highlighting this passage:

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders attends a D.C. church that is an affiliate of Hillsong, the global megachurch that teaches creationism and intelligent design. Sanders, when asked if she shared these views, said, ‘I believe in the Bible,"
Noted: The article picked up a quote from an Arkansas Blog post in July about a particularly mendacious day at the podium for Sanders.

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