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White House: Pete Buttigieg a ‘Role
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Posted By: Imright, 10/15/2021 1:29:15 PM

The White House defended Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Friday for taking off two months of paid paternity leave — even as the national supply chain crisis worsened. White House press secretary Jen Psaki called Buttigieg a role model for taking so much time off after he and Chasten got baby twins. “[P]roud to work in an Administration that is fighting to make paid leave a reality for everyone, and with people like Sec. Pete Buttigieg who are role models on the importance of paid leave for new parents,” she wrote. (Tweet)

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 10/15/2021 1:34:28 PM (No. 946599)
I have to agree. I just wish all Democrats would take two months off. More would get accomplished.
22 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: shredmaster 10/15/2021 1:35:05 PM (No. 946601)
Good grief. We are being led by snowflakes.
30 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/15/2021 1:37:26 PM (No. 946604)
Buttboy plays house at the expense of oppressed American taxpayers. Meanwhile, the IRS noses around in their checking accounts. Had enough yet?
37 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: marbles 10/15/2021 1:39:05 PM (No. 946605)
Congratulating him for dereliction of duty. AND I really hate the phrase " role model " Which one is the wife?
30 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Quigley 10/15/2021 1:44:14 PM (No. 946614)
Pete’s the wife. He’s Mrs. Buttigieg. So the racist regime said “paternity leave” instead of “maternity leave” because they think the correct formulation would be demeaning.
20 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: HerbVA 10/15/2021 1:44:42 PM (No. 946616)
If I had said just 15 years ago that a poofter would be in the Cabinet, with a “husband”, and was taking maternity leave, they would have rightfully locked me up and thrown away the key.
44 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 10/15/2021 1:45:35 PM (No. 946617)
Prancing all the way to "work."
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mathman 10/15/2021 1:49:14 PM (No. 946624)
And how could we tell that the Cabinet Official was not at work? Did the container ships manage to dock and deliver their cargo? How would things have been different if the Role Model had been on the job? Does he make a difference? Does he actually do anything? Inquiring minds want to know.
29 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Surroundedbyblue 10/15/2021 1:51:21 PM (No. 946628)
The difference between him being “on the job” or on “paternity (or is it maternity leave - which one is he?) is none. His plan would be too have teams of soys wearing mom jeans on bicycles pulling trailers with containers on them to save the earth. Other than being paid by the taxpayers for breathing and virtue signaling, Petey being there or not is inconsequential.
13 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1 10/15/2021 1:51:38 PM (No. 946629)
He and Chasten 'got' baby twins? What does that even mean? And why did Dementia Jo tell us the gay boy was running the months- long negotiations over the port problems? Was that a lie, or was Dementia Jo just confused? Or misinformed?
20 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: a man way over thirty 10/15/2021 1:52:21 PM (No. 946630)
Please excuse me while I throw up. Psaki has uttered more BS than any press secretary in history and she seems to enjoy it.
27 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: itsonlyme 10/15/2021 1:53:29 PM (No. 946631)
Chasten: Make sure to pick up a set of baby airplane toys that hang from the ceiling Pete: It's on my list, sweetheart Chasten: Anybody from work miss you? Pete: I don't think so. Nobody has called. Things must be running smoothly.
15 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Northcross 10/15/2021 1:54:40 PM (No. 946633)
Summer of 1969- Sorry. Neil Armstrong can't make the trip to the moon. He will be on two months paternity leave starting in June.
17 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Philipsonh 10/15/2021 2:07:15 PM (No. 946650)
Pure B.S. He isn't a a clerk in a store, he is the Transportation Secretary of the U>S>. (Supposedly). An important Govt function. and right now, THAT facet of the U>S> is failing.
22 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Ribicon 10/15/2021 2:08:49 PM (No. 946653)
Cut Mayor Pete some slack. It'll take his backside a few months to recover after having two babies.
21 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Speedy2 10/15/2021 2:14:48 PM (No. 946659)
Helium filled loafers. Our tax dollars being spent on this nonsense. Dude is the face of the democrat party.
16 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: paral04 10/15/2021 2:16:46 PM (No. 946660)
Was he having post partum depression that made him need all that time off?
17 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: Phantomll 10/15/2021 2:20:01 PM (No. 946662)
What, me worry?
14 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Cog 10/15/2021 2:28:09 PM (No. 946669)
Sort of like Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Nero was, no doubt, a Democrat.
6 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: SilkCity 10/15/2021 2:29:00 PM (No. 946671)
Understandably, it does take time to convalesce from childbirth, especially if a c-section was used...Oh wait, never mind...
10 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/15/2021 2:34:18 PM (No. 946682)
Wonder if his ''wife'' got all that was coming to him with those covid stipends?
7 people like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection 10/15/2021 2:39:37 PM (No. 946690)
This entire administration is one big joke.
13 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: earlybird 10/15/2021 2:48:56 PM (No. 946696)
Re #4, Petey always calls Chasten his “husband”…A visual I could live without.
9 people like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: zzzghy 10/15/2021 2:59:56 PM (No. 946703)
Evidence surrounding us regarding the moral collapse of our country is clear and unavoidable but the fact that li'l petey bootyjuice is seriously considered a "role model" by anyone is extra-alarming and discouraging.
12 people like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: deerejon 10/15/2021 3:07:13 PM (No. 946704)
What difference does it make if he was at his Job or not.He is still an idiot that has no clue what the job requires.None of these Morons in the white house has a clue how to run things.Accept how to destroy are Country.They are real good at that.They all need to be fired.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Norway 10/15/2021 3:09:47 PM (No. 946706)
Two confused man-boys playing house while Rome burns.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: deerejon 10/15/2021 3:12:08 PM (No. 946709)
Oh,one more thing ,Witch one gave birth.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: moebellini3 10/15/2021 3:13:22 PM (No. 946710)
Paternity leave. Those poor kids should be put on permanent leave from those two frauds. I'd like to know who's playing mom. Or, do they switch monthly to share the experience. You know, I don't care what a person does in their home and I don't care about a person's lifestyle, but this is beyond sickening.
9 people like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: Hazymac 10/15/2021 3:17:49 PM (No. 946718)
Sam Kinison would have said that Mayor Pete is in violation on Romans 1, not to mention that he really isn't all that much into his job as transportation secretary. Has Pete, the "wife," been nursing? I don't know what to say, other than that Buttgieg belongs among this glorified collection of Democrat losers. Let him take the rest of the year off. Then next year. He's got better things to do.
4 people like this.

Reply 30 - Posted by: Luandir 10/15/2021 3:26:49 PM (No. 946731)
What sensible parent would name their boy 'Chasten'? That practically guarantees the outcome we've seen.
9 people like this.

Reply 31 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 10/15/2021 3:42:07 PM (No. 946745)
Buttigieg is nauseating. So is the way the WH press corp fawns over Psaki. Notice how often reporters preface their softball questions with, “thanks, Jen.”
11 people like this.

Reply 32 - Posted by: Stencil 10/15/2021 3:44:20 PM (No. 946746)
Has Pete, the "wife," been nursing? I hope no one was triggered or puzzled by 29's query regarding babymama's 'chest feeding' . . . Cheers
10 people like this.

Reply 33 - Posted by: 4Justice 10/15/2021 4:12:21 PM (No. 946767)
Democrats, at least the politicians, have no sense of responsibility. They don't care I'd they have a job to do or that others depend on them to do it. I would have been working 24/7 to fix the problems even if I was not getting paid. I could spend time with the baby later but we have an emergency here that needs my immediate attention...NOW!! Democrats: "let them eat cake" I'll be back to work in a couple months...
3 people like this.

Reply 34 - Posted by: Bur Oak 10/15/2021 4:15:08 PM (No. 946770)
There you go! Shutdown the government for a couple of months so they all can be good role models.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: bad-hair 10/15/2021 4:59:04 PM (No. 946819)
After years of running my own businesses and being personally responsible for ensuring my employees' well being I can guarantee that I simply could not take even a day of paternity leave. both of my kids were born while I was at work and we seem none the worse for it.
8 people like this.

Reply 36 - Posted by: Merlin251 10/15/2021 5:05:40 PM (No. 946826)
A role model, I think not!!! Putting personal issues like two months paid paternity leave ahead of the critical transportation issues of an entire nation of 329.5 million citizens is beyond selfish: It's a textbook example of dereliction of duty, if not treason. He needs to be fired immediately, and perminently banned from ever holding a position of responsibility again, in or out of government!!!
9 people like this.

Reply 37 - Posted by: DVC 10/15/2021 5:07:25 PM (No. 946829)
If we could only get ALL of these destructive fools to just go away and stay away, we'd be better off.
6 people like this.

Reply 38 - Posted by: Tennman 10/15/2021 5:08:22 PM (No. 946830)
Real profile courage. Two months sitting on his rear sucking tax-payer money. Guess it's not like he was doing any real work anyway.
6 people like this.

Reply 39 - Posted by: cor-vet 10/15/2021 6:06:12 PM (No. 946891)
All I can say is, "I'm not perfect, but at least I'm not a democrat!"
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Reply 40 - Posted by: DVC 10/15/2021 6:49:14 PM (No. 946934)
Fraud. Butt-gigg is NOT any kind of a "paternity" person. He bought a poor kid to use as a political prop and God knows what other horrible things.
3 people like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: Italiano 10/15/2021 7:05:14 PM (No. 946943)
Photos like that used to be satire.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: mifla 10/15/2021 7:28:37 PM (No. 946955)
Style over substance. Dems must be in power.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 10/15/2021 8:59:04 PM (No. 947007)
This chucklehead ran for President. You cannot makes up. Putin is wetting himself laughing.
2 people like this.

Reply 44 - Posted by: YorkieMom 10/15/2021 10:21:53 PM (No. 947073)
Come on guys! We all know what’s important here. Petey is the first gay Secretary of Transportation.
2 people like this.

Reply 45 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/16/2021 9:28:23 AM (No. 947379)
A role model for all those that SCAM the Taxpayers!
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Reply 46 - Posted by: PESSIMIST 10/16/2021 11:32:31 PM (No. 948209)
BOTH of the "parents" (I hadn't noticed that either one was pregnant) had to stay home with the kids?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: mifla 10/17/2021 5:40:50 AM (No. 948309)
Tell Mr Role Model to get off his butt and do the job he is paid to do.
0 people like this.

Reply 48 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 10/17/2021 6:13:22 AM (No. 948326)
Sticking it to us in the rear as his husband does same to him! Change his name to Ben Dover!
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Posted by Imright 10/16/2021 8:20:15 AM Post Reply
The White House jumped to the defense of Pete Buttigieg after a report broke that the Transportation secretary has been on paid paternity leave since mid-August, as his department comes under intense scrutiny for supply chain issues. Federal employees are offered up to 12 weeks' paid parental leave, though Cabinet secretaries are not included in that, meaning President Biden had to sign off on the leave. Buttigieg announced on Sept. 4 that he and his husband Chasten had adopted twins. 'Proud to work in an Administration that is fighting to make paid leave a reality for everyone, and with people like @SecretaryPete who are role models
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