Valerie Jarrett thinks 4-star general is waiter
February 5th, 2011
08:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Valerie Jarrett thinks 4-star general is waiter

(CNN) - Four-star Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli - the number two general in the U.S. army - says he is absolutely not offended that Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett mistook him for a waiter at a fancy Washington dinner this week and asked him for a glass of wine.

It could have happened to anybody, Chiarelli tells CNN.


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. BeanerECMO

    In the face of Boxer and, now, Jarrett, we can clearly see and appreciate the graciousness of both the gents who were dissed. We only wish it were reciprocated.

    February 5, 2011 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  2. nd slc

    Is Valeri related to Sarah Palin? Sarah mistiik her backyard for

    February 5, 2011 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  3. NameDaniel R Martin

    If this story is accurate this General deserves an apology from the White House. Being a waiter is an honorable occupation but it seems incomprehensible to me that a person who is an attorney could confuse a four star general officer with a waiter.

    February 5, 2011 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  4. malabar

    Lucky 4 val she is a dem and not frm Alaska. the hypocricy is strong on this ticker

    February 5, 2011 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  5. Snow

    NO, only a liberal idiot would make such a bone headed mistake.

    February 5, 2011 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  6. Starman

    Well, was he dressed like one? I'd probably ask the same thing if he was dressed like one and I was in the middle of a fancy party. I doubt he was standing there with his military uniform with 4 big ol stars on it. Maybe the general needs someone to help him with his wardrobe? She was probably drinking to much.

    February 5, 2011 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  7. Mr. Obvious

    Wow, what a great story. Short and to the point. Keep up all the hard work it seems you are doing over there. BTW, could I have a glass of wine? Oh, you are a journalist?

    February 5, 2011 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  8. Otto

    Too funny. After she got "it" she may have felt like crap, but they all had a good laugh. That should tell her, in the future; look carefully before doing that again.

    February 6, 2011 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  9. Rev Mike

    I see she up on what's going on in the country! She also seems to have a somewhat low opinion of the military!

    February 6, 2011 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  10. Peter E

    That's okay. Republicans still mistake Obama for a muslim, and they still mistake Palin for the winner of the 2008 election.

    February 6, 2011 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  11. Name king

    What the big deal with this, did she knew this general personally, was he in his uniform, there are a lot of high ranking military personel that acts very casual in casual situations, and make the high ranking keep them from being approachable, and you have to consider the high ranking scene thats is in the assembly of the greatest office on the planet, she should have take more caution because you really don't know who is who around circles like that especially if they're not wearing identification.

    February 6, 2011 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  12. David

    She just assumed one of the paramount minds in the U.S. military was a waiter. Lets talk about situational awareness Valarie Jarrett. It must have been one too many glasses of wine. Thankfully the General has a sense of humor.

    February 6, 2011 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  13. Rick McDaniel

    Probably not.

    That kind of mistake simply shows the arrogance of some kinds of people.

    February 6, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |