All of the news outlets lit up Friday morning with the news of Sean “Shady Spice” Spicer’s resignation as Donald Trump’s Press Secretary.
One by one, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and even CNN all reported the premature death of Spicer’s career after he apparently just had enough. The erstwhile Easter Bunny, no stranger to public humiliation, apparently found a reason to end it all when his now-former boss announced the appointment of Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director.
Spicer outlasted former Trump comms chief Mike Dubke by nearly three months and was ostensibly seeking to replace him after Dubke’s abrupt resignation in May. The selection of Scaramucci, who though older than Spicer is much more handsome, angered some in Trump’s staff, including Spicer himself. No longer able to stomach being overlooked for more attractive and far less shrill competitors, Spicer threw in the towel on what will surely be remembered as a sad day for the White House Press Corps and the American public.
Perhaps most devastated of all will be the cast of Saturday Night Live, and Melissa McCarthy specifically, who helped make Sean Spicer tolerable in small doses for the rest of humanity.
Let’s take the opportunity to look back at this May 2017 Time Magazine retrospective of some of Shady’s greatest hits as we honor his legacy and sacrifice:
Sean, we hardly knew ye. But with your passing, we hold out hope that the next guy, whoever it may be, can shine as brightly as you did (for roughly as long).
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