Tweet of the Day: Tommy Vietor knows why Ted Cruz is running for president

Tweet of the Day: Tommy Vietor knows why Ted Cruz is running for president

But does he know why the caged bird sings?

Tommy Vietor, should the name escape you, was spokesman for the White House National Security Council up until March 2013, when he left to open his own communications firm. He is most famous for his admonishment of Fox News Channel’s Brett Baier on May 1, 2014 for asking about the the 9/11/12 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which prompted Vietor to remonstrate, “Dude, this was like two years ago.”

Vietor is back, dude. And this time he is sharing his insights into why Texas Sen. Ted Cruz decided over the weekend to throw his hat in the ring. Vietor tweeted:

In case the accompanying snark was not implicit in the cynical remark, Vietor was imputing base motives to Cruz, saying that the mere act of running for America’s highest elective office enhances one’s visibility as a public figure and, in turn, dramatically increases the fee one can charge for public speaking engagements. Vietor actually knows a good bit about this, having been hired last year to work for the undisputed queen of outrageous speaking fees, Hillary Clinton. Granted, he was hired to do spin control following the publication of Clinton’s book, but he has to have some awareness of the controversy that arose over her gargantuan $200,000 price per speech. Needless to say, the sharks on Twitter had Vietor’s liver for lunch:

(h/t Twitchy)

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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