Kevin Jennings Surfaces But For a Brief Moment


We’ve been wondering where Kevin Jennings, Obama’s safe school czar and Fox News target, has been hiding out. But there he was, appearing Tuesday night in front of a full audience.

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!

[Metro Weekly]

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  • jeffree

    “The *first* rule of Fight Club is: You do NOT talk about Fight Club:”

    “The *second* rule of Fight Club is: You do NOT talk about Fight Club.”

    Jennings talked about “Fight Club”

    Huge mistake, no matter how noble his intentions !

  • Jack E. Jett

    beep….obama agenda….beep beep …serve the president…beep
    don’t think……beep beep beep….just obey.

  • Sam

    This man started the first Gay Straight Alliance, then founded an organization to support them and protect queer kids from bullying and harassment in school. Thanks to his hard work and vision, there are now thousands of GSAs across the country and millions of kids protected by LGBT anti-bullying laws.

    It’s easy to criticize others for not doing enough, but really, how many of you critics have done even 1% as much for our community as this man has?

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