In what many expected to be a more public post, the the assistant deputy secretary for safe and drug-free schools in the U.S. Department of Education has stayed in the shadows as his record in founding GLSEN (and being a gay man) were attacked by the right-wing fringe. But that doesn’t mean he can’t face a crowd full of … interns.
During the question-and-answer session after his speech, an intern at GLSEN asked Jennings if he feels constrained in the administration because of his previous advocacy work at GLSEN. Jennings told the group, ”We’re all here to serve the president’s agenda. If I were president, there might be more progressive things going on than if the president was president, but the fact is I work for him.”
”Do I feel constrained? Absolutely,” Jennings continued. ”Everybody who takes one of the jobs should feel constrained because we’re not here to push our personal agenda; we’re here to advance the president’s agenda.”
Well done, Jennings. In your off time from media speculation you’ve deftly learned how to talk in administration speak. Give this man a raise!