The Weekly Standard’s Matthew Continetti, on Valerie Jarrett, Obama crony:
Many have wondered—and the Washington Post asked last year—“What, exactly, does Valerie Jarrett do?” No one has a clear answer. Whatever she does, the U.S. taxpayer pays her $172,200 a year to do it.
Or perhaps it’s:
One might liken her to Don Corleone’s consigliere Tom Hagen, bedecked in a designer shawl, except Hagen gave better advice.
Or maybe it’s even this:
The House is lost, Obama’s reelection looks dicey, but Jarrett is flying high. In one sense she is the most successful Obama courtier of them all: She has outlasted her rivals.
Heck, just read the whole thing. But one thing I’ll note: contra Matthew, from my partisan hackish point of view Valerie Jarrett is doing just fine.