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Kellyanne Conway, Working Class Hero

Kellyanne Conway came from what we’re now calling Trump country in small town New Jersey and fought her way to the top. Washington Examiner reporter Salena Zito nailed an interview with Conway in her office in Trump tower. From Zito’s piece:

Conway’s office is an uncluttered workspace filled with family photos, bookcases, a white board with “#winning” and “Make America Great Again” written in green marker, a faux fireplace, a glass door leading to a small outdoor terrace with several chairs, and, left behind by former campaign manager Paul Manafort, a map of the country.

Conway, the first female campaign manager to win a presidential election, will become “counselor to the president” on Jan. 20, the day Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

Unsurprisingly, she is beaming.

“You want to hear about destiny? I was born Jan. 20, 1967. I will turn 50 years old on Inauguration Day, the day he is sworn in as president,” she says, deadpanning, “Honestly, I think my family is very relieved that they don’t have to think of a party idea.”

You can read the rest of the article here.

12 Responses to Kellyanne Conway, Working Class Hero

  1. Did anyone notice that SHE shattered the glass ceiling, but it was not plastered all over social media? Know why? Because, she earned it without respect to her gender. She worked hard, earned respect of her peers and others. It is because of that hard work, not her gender, that she rose and succeeded. Dems, take notice.

    Gee…. will the NOW group or Vanity Fair recognize her?

    Me thinks not…

  2. Aha! We wondered about her skills at deflecting the mean, snide comments and turning them aside so deftly.
    The Italian kitchen scene! Where opinions are given and debated, arms waving or hands gesturing, but where only the most sensible is accepted.
    Good for her, she’s an amazing woman and a gift to American politics.
    If she were a Dem, the kudos would be overwhelming, a real pioneer.

  3. Thanks for posting this, Keith. I thoroughly enjoyed Salena Zito’s article, have always liked her columns and radio appearances (on the John Batchelor show on WABC). Salena called the Trump victory a long time ago and was laughed at:

    Thank God Kellyanne Conway took over the Trump campaign. And she took the job offer from Trump only if he agreed to bring on Bannon too. It’s amazing how in less than three months they turned the campaign around and delivered a victory.

  4. This is a story of small town, suburban, rural America that has people who just want the opportunity to pursue their happiness.

    The other America is the big city poor who want government to take care of their needs and wants.