I’m trying to either watch or listen to as much of the hearings as possible. It is a reminder that there is still competence somewhere in government. Of course, being able to calmly navigate strained politics is the primary skillset of regular employees in the State Department.
As an added incentive to watch, now that the GOP has decided to add discussing the Steele investigation to their defense strategy there is always the hope of a bombshell where the pee tapes (which totally exist) might come to light.
They’ve already been doing it, especially with Vindman.
Hill did an excellent job of directly addressing it after one especially reprehensible tea party grilling. She managed to make the questioner look really small by praising some of what he said.
My impression was that the real reason Jackie Spier repeated the anecdote was not so much to praise Hill but to subtly draw a comparison between the Republican questioners and the mean little boys. I thought it was brilliant.