mixed messages

White House Tells State Gay Leaders: Voice Your Frustration, But Not When It Makes White House Frustrated

Tina Tchen, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, speaking to state members of the umbrella group Equality Federation: “When you are frustrated you should speak out and hold our feet to the fire.” At the same meeting, according to Florida Together’s executive director of Michael Kenny, OPE’s deputy director Brian Bond (the former head of Victory Fund) remarked how he was frustrated with the intense criticism of the administration, particularly by bloggers, when the White House is “99 percent supportive of your issues.” So everyone, only hold the White House’s feet to the fire when Mr. Bond has had his Valium.