Last week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced her decision to resign from her position at the end of the month. The surprising news left many pondering what the quick-witted, capable Sanders’ next move might be. According to her father Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and 2008 and 2016 presidential candidate, the outgoing White House Press Secretary “could” vie for her dad’s old job.
During an interview on a recent airing of Fox Business’ “Varney & Company,” Huckabee informed Stuart Varney that he won’t dispel the possibility of Sanders running for a political office in the future. When asked if his daughter plans to run for Arkansas governor, the proud father stated, “I have no idea. It could happen. I tell you this it’s the greatest job in the world.”
When Sanders shocked the world with the news she was departing from the Trump administration, President Donald Trump encouraged her to run for a political office. The President informed reporters on June 13, 2019, “If we can get her to run for the governor of Arkansas, I think she’ll do very well. I am trying to get her to do that.”
Sanders has been a fixture in the Trump White House since the President was sworn in. When Sean Spicer departed as White House Press Secretary, she assumed the position. Sanders has maintained the taxing job for nearly two years. Huckabee relayed to Varney that Sanders’ strong feelings for Trump and his family made her choice to leave her job a hard one. He remarked, “It’s been hard for her to make this decision, because she loved the job, loved every bit of it, and she loves the president.”
The proud father admitted Sanders had faced an extreme amount of both professional and personal scrutiny from some in the fake news media and members of Congress during her tumultuous tenure at the White House. But, Huckabee revealed that his daughter learned how to deal with the harshness of politics when she was young while he was the governor of Arkansas. He said, “She is probably one of the most, I guess, unflappable people I know. And one thing that she has that I think it’s a great quality, she never takes it personally. It rolls right off of her.”
Sanders isn’t departing her White House Press Secretary position with fanfare from the mainstream media. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Immediately after announcing she was leaving the White House, media personalities on the left seemed to relish the opportunity to attack her a final time. In an opinion piece for the New York Post, Michael Goodwin noted that Donny Deutsch said on MSNBC that Sanders’ “legacy will be the ‘toxicity and the cancer that stays with’ her.” At this proclamation, Joe Scarborough said Sanders “would ‘have trouble’ getting another Washington job for the rest of her life.”
In a piece for the Washington Post, columnist Margaret Sullivan quipped, “She would claim to represent the truth on behalf of a president who lies. She did it disrespectfully, and apparently without shame or an understanding of what the role of White House press secretary should be.”
Sullivan maintained that Sanders lied with a “distinctive curled-lip disdain.” Commenting about the biased media coverage Sanders’ resignation announcement received, Goodwin stated, “There was neither fondness nor civility and none of the usual willingness to let bygones be bygones when the day is done. This was personal and it was cruel.”
The New York Post writer went on to aptly say, “Moments like this reveal how nasty and partisan the left-wing media has become. Their hatred of President Trump knows no bounds, and many are using the departure of Sanders to engage in what the late Charles Krauthammer called ‘moral preening.’”
Goodwin added, “Sanders, you see, is unforgiven and will never eat another expense-account lunch in the nation’s capital. The media enforcers are better than her and she is condemned for eternity…But Sanders will be missed. She was quick on her feet and gave as good as she got. She was also smart enough not to take herself too seriously.”
In an administration that has experienced more turnover and controversy than most, Sanders’ steady demeanor and undeniable loyalty to the President will be missed indeed.
~ Liberty Planet