In an article released today, former Bill Clinton speechwriter David Kusnet believes he has cracked the code. In The New Republic piece, Kusnet claims the anti-Trump author of “A Warning” is former Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ chief speechwriter, Guy Snodgrass.
What exactly lead former Clinton speechwriter to point to another fellow speechwriter? The answer is quite brilliant, yet simply obvious at the same time: his writing. Kusnet found that Snodgrass has the same writing style as the infamous self-proclaimed “senior official,” ‘Anonymous.’
In an article titled “Could This Be the Guy Who Wrote Anonymous’s ‘Warning’? Kusnet wrote: “Reading Snodgrass’s Pentagon memoir, Holding the Line, the clues to Anonymous’s identity are apparent. As in A Warning, the sentences and paragraphs are pity and punchy. Every chapter in both books begins with an inspiring but not cliched quotation from a historic figure.”
Snodgrass, which is it: hide behind the pen name “Anonymous” or stand up for what you believe in? Frankly, this “no comment” and “fun” nonsense is not impressive…
The ‘Anonymous’ author wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in September 2018 titled “I am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” In the op-ed, the writer who was brave enough to be part of a “resistance” but not brave enough to give their name, stated Trump was amoral, “reckless” and preferred “autocrats and dictators.” Luckily, the unnamed author wrote, “Many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
Apparently, the op-ed was not enough attention for the guy (or girl) who won’t give his (or her) name and therefore just over a year later, has an entire book coming out, A Warning, again, by ‘Anonymous.’ Ironically, for someone who does “not” want attention, they sure aren’t shying away from the controversy,
Guy Snodgrass himself tweeted out a link to the New Republic article this morning with the caption “The swirl continues…”
The swirl continues…https://t.co/BCth6lqnLM
— Guy Snodgrass (@GuySnodgrass) November 25, 2019
Additionally, Mother Jones reporter Dan Spinelli tweeted that when he sent the New Republic article to Snodgrass for comment, his reply was: “Fun.” Spinelli claims he “pressed” Snodgrass on the issue to which he replied “No comment at this time.” Well, Snodgrass, which is it: hide behind the pen name “Anonymous” or stand up for what you believe in? Frankly, this “no comment” and “fun” nonsense is not impressive.