You may or may not have read about Jon Favreau. Until the “young man’s” latest foray into the world of Facebook picture publishing, I didn’t know anything about him, either. Mr. Favreau is President-Elect Obama’s Chief Speechwriter. He apparently likes to have a good time, and when the good times start, apparently he can’t distinguish between classy fun and sexist fun. So, there he was at a party, dancing with a life-sized cut-out of Hillary Clinton (our favorite witch!), copping a feel, while his friend offered “her” a beer. I find it really interesting (and quite peculiar) that in this very same picture, Mr. Favreau’s friend’s face is blurred…by all means, let’s preserve the dignity of a man (oh sorry, boy) who has no respect for the dignity of a woman old enough to be his mother, not to mention a woman who is going to be representing our nation globally as Secretary of State.
What I want to know is this: When is Mr. Obama going to fire this man? If anyone floats the idea of “well, you know, boys will be boys,” I swear that I will scream, loud enough to reverberate across the blogosphere. If the dude is still a boy, then he is not fit for a Cheif Speechwriter of the White House kind of job. Seriously! And Mr. Obama, keeping this man on as the man who writes for you, who puts words into your mouth and gets paid amply by the American public for doing so, just says to your wife, daughters, sister and neices that it’s no big deal to be a victim of sexual degradation. That would be a rotten message to be sending, Mr. President-Elect, and it’s not the change you were voted to bring.