The Joe Biden 2020 campaign has just hired Anita Dunn, who worked in the Obama administration way back in 2009. She once told a group of high school students that communist dictator Mao Zedong is one of her favorite philosophers.
The Hill has details on her new role:
Former Obama aide Anita Dunn joins Biden team
Former Obama White House adviser Anita Dunn will be serving as an adviser to Joe Biden, two sources familiar with the move tell The Hill.
The sources say Dunn, who is managing director at SDKnickerbocker, had been advising Biden as he made his decision to run for president.
“She will be a tremendous asset to the team,” one source familiar with the decision said.
Dunn served as acting communications director and adviser to Obama in the White House during his first year in office.
The news comes as Biden, the former vice president and senator, fills out his campaign team.
In 2009, when speaking to students at a high school in Maryland, here’s what she said about Mao Zedong.
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From the Orthodoxy Today blog:
A lot of you have great deal of ability. A lot of you work hard. Put them together and that answers the why not question. There is usually not a good reason. And then the 3rd lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers.
Mao Tse-tung and Mother Teresa, not often couple with each other, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is you’re going to make choices, you’re going to challenge, you’re going to say why not. You’re going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before. But here’s the deal, these are your choices, they’re no one else’s.
In 1947, when Mao Tse-tung was being challenged within his own party, on his plan to basically take China over, Chiang Kai-shek and the nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything on their side and people said how can you win, how can you do this, how can you do this against all odds against you, and Mao Tse-tung said “You fight your war and I’ll fight mine.” Think about that for a second, you don’t have to accept the definition of how to do things and you don’t have to follow other people’s choices in the past.
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