Definition of Skirmish: An episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets.
Skirmisher: One who engages in a skirmish. One who isn’t afraid of a fight.
Definition of Scaramuccia: SKIRMISH
Scaramucci: Is he Donald Trump’s secret weapon?
The Mooch’s first strike is at the leakers in the White House. The staffers who are responsible are panicking, and the first one is now looking for another job. Will more follow? Maybe. The Mooch has said he will fire everybody except himself and Sarah in order to stop the leaks, if necessary.
Regardless of what some insiders think, Scaramucci’s appointment is viewed mostly in a positive light by some in the media. After the first press conference, here is what was being said:
“Anthony Scaramucci is showing here why President Trump picked him,” The Boston Globe’s DC bureau chief Matt Viser noted. “Smooth and soft-spoken. Lighthearted and optimistic.”
CNN anchor Dana Bash described Scaramucci as “smooth as silk as a talker.”
“A very polished performance behind the podium from Scaramucci,” observed the Washington Examiner’s chief political correspondent Byron York. “Rare in first 6 months of this [White House].”
US News and World Report senior politics writer David Catanese said, “IF Scaramucci is this calm and smooth six months from now, it’ll serve him, the president and the press very well.”
“Anthony Scaramucci is having a very good, very smooth on-camera debut,” said Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker.
Vogue editor Elena Sheppard, complained that “Scaramucci is actually terrifying because he’s so smooth and good at this.”
Los Angeles Times reporter Jim Puzzanghera said Scaramucci walked “the tightrope between smooth and slick” in his first press conference.
“Trump will love this,” said Politico White House reporter Josh Dawsey. “Scaramucci says he is smart, a good communicator, a brilliant businessman, genuine, a good athlete [and] more.”
“Scaramucci is doing a good job of channeling Trump but with a dose of self-aware humor and more coherent,” said Time magazine political editor Ryan Beckwith.
“Scaramucci is way more comfortable talking in front of this room than any other comms person we’ve seen so far in this administration,” wrote CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett, who noted that “Scaramucci has the same joking, off-the-cuff familiarity in his tone that [Trump] has, that resonated so well with his base.”
His most important job is to communicate the positive news from the White House, and make sure that it shows up in the MSM. Can he do that? I hope so, and optimistic that there will be an improvement in White House coverage. Perhaps a bit less confrontational on every little point. I don’t think Scaramucci will be spoiling for a fight with Jake Tapper, but he won’t put up with BS either. Speaking of Jake Tapper, his interview is a good example of what we might expect in the weeks ahead.
And did anyone else notice how uncharacteristically cordial Chris Wallace was in his interview last Sunday?
And that kiss – was it affectionate, or a warning?