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Jake Tapper Confronts Pete Buttigieg About
Taking Paternity Leave Amid Supply Chain
Crisis: ‘Why Did You Not Appoint an
Acting Secretary?’

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 10/17/2021 1:26:07 PM

CNN’s Jake Tapper confronted Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on why he didn’t appoint a subordinate to oversee the department while he was on paternity leave. Buttigieg spoke to Tapper on State of the Union, where he fielded questions about the country’s supply chain crises and the Biden administration’s attempts to get their stalled infrastructure agenda through Congress. At one point in the conversation, Tapper asked Buttigieg to respond to the mockery he has drawn from Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and others for taking leave after he and his husband, Chasten, announced the birth of their adopted twins. (Tweet) Buttigieg has


Stop the hate! Oh wait - it's OK if Jakie asks the same question as Tucker. The problem is Booty has been out of the office for 2 months and they kept it quiet.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: daisey 10/17/2021 1:35:21 PM (No. 948836)
Pete is an ineffectual appointee that allowed Biden administration to check another inclusivity box. Qualifications were not part of the process, just Pete’s sexual identity.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 10/17/2021 1:43:02 PM (No. 948846)
OP, we have no press. They may not have known buttigieg was on leave.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: PageTurner 10/17/2021 2:27:27 PM (No. 948890)
Anybody ask how he got hold of those premature newborn infant twins?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: GirlwithaCurl 10/17/2021 2:41:37 PM (No. 948909)
Gay men abhor "breeders." How do Gay men get put on this Earth? By the "breeders". And now they want to have exactly what the "breeders" have. A baby, or two. Awwwwww! Ain't life sweet?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: columba 10/17/2021 3:01:17 PM (No. 948932)
Some years ago I read a study about homosexuality, which indicated homosexuals are interest ONLY in homosexuality.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird 10/17/2021 3:03:37 PM (No. 948935)
He compliments his deputy for doing a good job (wrong) and says that, because he was so important, he was available for phone calls, etc., etc. That may have worked for the mayor of a very small city, but it just won’t work in your job. Resign. Go home and be whatever passes for a mother in your lexicon. Clue: It’s a lot more than stuffing a bottle in a baby’s mouth. You and your husband clearly didn’t know what you were getting into.. If you planned it ahead, you should have chosen which job you were going to focus on. Resign, Petey.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel 10/17/2021 3:08:20 PM (No. 948939)
Dumb-azz Jake should know better than "confronting" Petey. It's best to sneak up from behind.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jinx 10/17/2021 3:31:49 PM (No. 948968)
Wow! Jake asking a question only conservative ask. What has happened? Is Pete the wife. He keeps referring to his husband. Tell him that wives have been taking care of twins forever without much help from their husbands. Not only do they feed the babies, but they also cook and clean the house and do the laundry, and take the babies to the doctor but they often also work. He is taking advantage of the new system. He didn't even have to carry them for 9 months and give birth the old fashioned way. How would he have felt if the actual woman who gave birth to them had decided to abort them the day before they were born.You know, when they were just fetuses to be thrown away. Just asking!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: brother ram 10/17/2021 3:37:42 PM (No. 948977)
Pete is the husband, because he is screwing us 24/7.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/17/2021 3:46:51 PM (No. 948988)
Because to appoint an Acting Secretary ButtBoy would have to know what his Job is...and obviously HE DOES NOT!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: clayusmcret 10/17/2021 4:04:33 PM (No. 949003)
None of them are talking about the real reason for the bottleneck at the California ports; lack of trucks to move trailers off the ports. Due to new California environmental regulations, most trucks over three years old are not allowed to run in the state. No matter how fast they unload the ships, the trailers are only going to keep backing up on the ports.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grateful 10/17/2021 4:14:03 PM (No. 949011)
Petey word salad translated to 'I didn't do anything wrong and I will never do it again!'
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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird 10/17/2021 4:19:13 PM (No. 949014)
Unless they have two-husband couples, Pete refers to Chasten as his “husband”. I don’t believe he can quite get to the level of consciousness that would call himself the “wife”.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: kono 10/17/2021 4:42:51 PM (No. 949028)
Why is everybody complaining? Ignoring a crisis, particularly in ones principal area of responsibility, seems to be a defining characteristic of EmptyShelvesJoe's administration. Refer to ,la's total avoidance of the debacle on our southern border as exhibit number one.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 10/17/2021 5:09:45 PM (No. 949045)
Pete Butt couldn't run South Bend Indiana. He is the Peter Principle w/o even trying.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 10/17/2021 5:58:25 PM (No. 949094)
Because, damn it, Pete is an actor!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: danu 10/17/2021 7:19:10 PM (No. 949156)
Actually. #1, it seems mayor peep and lie-den have history together in the political den of vipers.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: OK state mom 10/17/2021 7:58:54 PM (No. 949178)
Susan Rice needs to tell Pete to get back to work.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: mifla 10/18/2021 5:34:12 AM (No. 949438)
Pete is working as hard as everyone else in this administration.
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