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In a Time of Madness, Sally Yates Is a Profile in Courage


In a Time of Madness, Sally Yates Is a Profile in Courage

Michael Winship

Let us now praise a class act.

Amidst the turmoil of another chaotic week in Trump world, the Comey firing and a pandemic of Washington spinelessness, there was a certain righteous symmetry that occurred Sunday night and Monday afternoon.

On Sunday, former President Barack Obama received the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award from the Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation.


She deserves to be honored for showing us what we once upheld as being an American. All those who purposefully misspell the word Americans (like with a K) should look at Sally Yates and apologize in the face of her decency, courage and patriotism.



I agree that Sally Yates has lived up to Obama’s fine words about courage. We should all be proud of the character she has shown. But, has OBAMA lived up to his fine words? Wasn’t he National Champion at locking up courageous whistleblowers? Seems to be a bit of disconnect there between words and actions. Maybe President Obama could set things right by giving to Sally Yates his new Profiles In Courage award?


Sally Yates, to her credit, was doing her job based on being a high-level functionary in our surveillance state.

When that somehow makes a you a “Profile in Courage,” we’re truly screwed.

And Ted Cruz is a dick.


I’m with you DreamBigger, and come to think of it, where are winship and moyers when it comes to the DNC lawsuit scandal?


She does indeed – and Obama deserves his profiles in courage prize every bit as much as he deserved his Nobel Peace Prize, both having been awarded before any contribution to the cause for which the prize is named.