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State Department spokesman: paid to be dumb?

Last week’s quote of the week

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland was being pummeled at Thursday’s briefing by reporters dissatisfied with the Obama administration’s ever-shifting versions of the killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.

“Look,” she explained, “I’m generally dumber than most of the rest of the government. I mean, that’s what I’m paid to be.”

The reporters laughed.

Finally, a government spokesman fesses up?

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.

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