Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, has been exposed as yet another extremist in the Obama administration.
Of course, she's partisan. The fact that she's a liberal Democrat is to be expected given that she's working for Obama, the most liberal member of the Senate before being elected president.
But Dunn isn't just a liberal. She's a radical.
She revealed her fondness and admiration for Mao Tse-tung when she was the commencement speaker for St. Andrews Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland on June 5, 2009. The graduation ceremony was held at the Washington National Cathedral.
Dunn spoke of her two favorite political philosophers: Mao and Mother Teresa.
Mao and Mother Teresa?
Mother Teresa will someday be a saint. She lovingly and selflessly tended to the sick and weak and unwanted.
Mao murdered tens of millions of people.
There is nothing admirable about Mao. NOTHING. But he's one of Dunn's favorites.
That is scary.
ANITA DUNN: The third lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Tse-tung and Mother Teresa. Not often coupled with each other. In 1947, when Mao Tse-tung was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over, the Nationalist Chinese helped the cities, they had the army, they had the Air Force, they had everything on their side. And people said, "How can you win? How can you do this? How can you do this? Against all the odds against you?" And Mao Tse-tung said, "You fight your war and I'll fight mine," and think about that for a second.
Yes, let's think about that.
She idolizes MAO! He's responsible for the deaths of millions and millions of people, but he's Dunn's favorite.
That's incomprehensible to me.
And her other favorite is Mother Teresa, the polar opposite of Mao.
Dunn claims that she was joking. Supposedly, she was borrowing from a Lee Atwater bit.
With all due respect, that's a joke. Dunn wasn't kidding. That's clear. She was completely serious when she told the graduates of her favorite political philosophers.
What's especially troubling to me is that Dunn is a member of Obama's inner circle.
Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic strategist and top adviser on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, will take over as White House communications director at least temporarily, according to sources familiar with the move.
...Dunn had initially avoided entering the administration with her fellow campaign veterans. But she has continued to serve as a key outside adviser, regularly joining strategy sessions with other members of Obama’s inner circle, and was an obvious choice for members of the close-knit West Wing.
Obama has to know that Dunn is a Mao fan.
Maybe that's why he wants her around.