There are plenty on the Left who’d love to get rid of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, and eventually, there’ll be a story that breaks the camel’s back, sends Pruitt packing, and thus saves the planet from climate change. On Thursday, though, The Daily Beast unleashed an exclusive report that’s impossible to ignore: Pruitt often sends staffers to fetch him snacks.
EXCLUSIVE: Scott Pruitt made public servants fetch his protein bars and Greek yogurt https://t.co/M7ilgVuRKR
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) June 7, 2018
Look, we’re all about fiscal responsibility, but this story still tickles our funny bone rather more than it enrages us.
“I can’t tell you how many times I was sent out to get protein bars on the orders of [Pruitt],” one person told The Daily Beast.
Beyond the protein bars, Pruitt also has a well-known sweet tooth, and often tells staffers to make a grocery run to get his preferred sweets, cookies, and Greek yogurt, among other items, sources say.
Pruitt’s tastes in snacks are rather refined, according to former aides. He is particularly fond of finger food from the upscale eatery Dean & Deluca, according to a former EPA official. Pruitt is also particular about his coffee tastes, the former official said, and would often direct an aide to brew him pour-over coffee, which he prefers to more run-of-the-mill brewing methods.
Pruitt directed an aide to brew him a pour-over? THE MONSTER.
— Melissa Mackenzie ? (@MelissaTweets) June 7, 2018
I thought this tweet was a joke. But it isn't. It's the headline of a real story. https://t.co/zpwlXynOh2
— Emily Tamkin (@emilyctamkin) June 7, 2018
Even very trivial Scott Pruitt scandals are now newsworthy if they’re sufficiently specific https://t.co/CTnu0vaWGs
— Gabriel Roth ? (@gabrielroth) June 7, 2018
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 7, 2018
“Surely this is the last outlandish Pruitt story of the—“ https://t.co/QtUzCdE0Jw
— Brad Bolman (@bbolman) June 7, 2018
We're at the Mad Libs epoch in Scott Pruitt stories now — I literally cannot tell if some of this is satire or not. https://t.co/fe1yWgbfOR
— Jeff Hauser (@jeffhauser) June 7, 2018
Same. I drive over the post office and demand this service. https://t.co/jkl6PE3T5e
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 7, 2018
Who among us hasn't made public servants fetch our Greek yogurt? https://t.co/SuwNmmv7L5
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 7, 2018
Pruitt is "particularly fond of finger food from the upscale eatery Dean & Deluca" https://t.co/T5SrWyKIxj
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) June 7, 2018
WTF I love Scott Pruitt now https://t.co/FXOD4mlOYC
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 7, 2018
So today we add lotion, protein bars and Greek yogurt to a list that already included a mattress …… https://t.co/ZFP38bEpGq
— John Santucci (@JTSantucci) June 7, 2018
OMG! LITERALLY HITLER! ???
— Perry (@BAMAPERRY) June 7, 2018
Like Huma being forced to get Hillary tea
— Baloney! (@prosecutingUSA) June 7, 2018
Clearly, an all-out attack underway against @EPAScottPruitt by the left. Nice try…it will only embolden Pruitt and others.
If getting protein bars and Greek yogurt is a story, do this same one on members of Congress. You’ll find hundreds of examples of this happening. https://t.co/VHQ8770JiM
— Josh Arnold (@JoshDavidArnold) June 7, 2018
If this is the kind of crazy Pruitt is delivering to the left, I love it. https://t.co/7rpOX2rQET
— theRealGary (@whtmanoverbite) June 7, 2018
So long as he keeps dismantling big chunks of that over-sized agency, *I'll* fetch him his damn protein bars https://t.co/rDQF9NAy5r
— Craig S. Bell (@craig_s_bell) June 7, 2018
We can’t wait to hear tomorrow’s Scott Pruitt report that’s going to outdo this one.
ANALYSIS: Obama spent $55 more per pen than Scott Pruitt https://t.co/KPlj33jfrd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 2, 2018