Sam Brinton wears many hats. Not only is he Biden’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition, a self-described ‘nuclear nerd,’ and has top-secret national security clearance, but he cross dresses too! So, Brinton obviously was the perfect person to represent America, alongside Rachel Levine, in France during recent Bastille Day celebrations. So at a time when Europe is having record inflation, food shortages, and is on the brink of a possible war over oil, we send THESE TWO to represent the United States? In this clip, Glenn explores how ‘ridiculous’ America currently looks. Plus, he shares a story from Pat’s cross-dressing days, too…
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GLENN: Can we bring that picture -- oh, in fact. Can we bring that picture up again?
Sam Brinton, he's wearing a blue floral pattern dress. And a sweetheart neckline.
PAT: Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Beautiful? Yeah. I mean, they both look scrumptious, don't they?
They both look scrumptious right there?
GLENN: No. They do. They do.
PAT: Really, truly gorgeous, gorgeous ladies.
GLENN: You know what it reminds me of, Pat. Is our trip, a couple of decades ago, to Ivana Trump's dress store.
PAT: Yeah. Is that what it reminds you of?
GLENN: It's almost three decades ago. Thirty years ago.
PAT: Yes, it was.
GLENN: By the way, Ivanka. No. Ivana. Which is the mom? Ivana, she passed away, this weekend.
PAT: Yeah. Really sad. Apparently, fell down the stairs.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh.
PAT: Yeah. Yeah. Really sad. She apparently -- I think she had some hip problems. Yeah. But that doesn't have anything to do with her dress shop that we frequent.
GLENN: No. It has nothing to do with her dress shop. Should we tell this story, Pat?
PAT: I'm a little hesitant, actually.
GLENN: Are you?
PAT: Yeah. Because it's a completely different world than it was 30 years ago. You can't possibly do this now.
GLENN: I know. Thirty years, I'm going to tell it. Because I don't give a flying crap because it's funny. Pat and I, 30 years ago, I learned something from Penn Jillette. He -- we were backstage one day, and he said, you know where my microphone is? And I said, no. I don't know.
He said, find it. Where is my microphone?
And we were just talking behind the microphone, before the show started. And it was a weird conversation. It went from, like, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist that year, to where is my microphone? So I played Waldo. Where is Waldo for a while with him.
And he said, there's seed microphones. And this is brand-new technology. Seed microphones. And he said, I replaced the screws in my glasses, with microphones.
So wherever I look, the mic is picking it up. And he would run the cord down his back, through his ponytail. And at that time, I had a ponytail.
I was drinking heavily, I was heavily on the sauce.
So I said, this is fantastic. We got back. And I said, Pat, we have to get some seed microphones. So we went to this really shady place. It was in the Empire State Building. And I had them made in the glasses. And then we decided to just do fun things, that, you know, were stupid. Out in the public.
So one of them was --
PAT: And it was something that wasn't -- that wasn't as prevalent then, as it is now.
You know, if two guys went into a -- you know, if two guys went into a shop at Ivana's shop for a dress.
GLENN: Not even.
PAT: Nobody would bat an eyelash for it now.
GLENN: You could go to Macy's, and I could try on a dress, and no one is going to say anything. Back then, 30 years ago, you didn't do that. And the reason why we picked Ivana's dress shop, because it was so snotty. Our guess was that two guys could walk in and say, we want to try on dresses, and they would just do it. Because they just wanted to sell -- these were like 25,000-dollar gowns. And so we just thought, they are so greedy. They absolutely won't say anything, and we even said, I'll bet you, she says how good-looking it is. So we went in.
And Pat was the one, trying on the dress. And I'm not sure up until the end. I'm not sure that was the harder part. Because I had to sit with the salesperson, while he was changing. And after he was changing.
And so he picks out this beautiful blue number. And very low cut. Now, I wouldn't say -- yeah. I wouldn't say that Pat is a gorilla.
But he does have a lot of chest hair.
GLENN: And we were both, what? In our 30s, or late 20s at that point. So it wasn't gray. It was bright, bright red. He has red hair.
And so he tries on this blue. And he comes out of the dressing room. And it is shocking, how bad, he looks as a woman.
I mean, shockingly bad, okay? Especially, well, he -- he gets up on the -- and she says, oh, my gosh, that is stunning. Exactly what I thought she would say. That is stunning.
And Pat said, I don't know. Does it make me look fat?
No, it's so slimming on you!
PAT: And does it clash with my beard?
He's like -- he stands in front of the mirror for a while, and he's got his chest hair just blazing red against this blue. And his white, white skin. And obviously, it doesn't fit at all, in the chest area. And he stands there for a while, with his hand kind of, you know, on his chest. Like thinking deep thoughts. And I can't -- I can't imagine what he's doing. I'm trying everything I can, not to laugh. Because she keeps going, I think this is -- this is wonderful. This is -- and Pat like, are you telling me the truth?
She's like, ask him. Ask him. He looks at me, and I said, oh, I -- yeah. I think that one works. That's really nice. And Pat says, I don't know. Does it clash with my chest and beard hair?
I -- she jumped in immediately, no! Not at all.
I couldn't take it. I had to leave. Pat was there. I could not -- and I think you said that I was -- I had teared up. But was just so -- so emotionally moved by it.
But I left Pat alone, to take the dress. And say, we'll have to think about it, and come back later.
That's something you don't do today. Because it wouldn't be shocking. It wouldn't be shocking.
PAT: Right. Well, we have two, administration officials, who are doing it, at -- at -- at state affairs.
GLENN: And ambassadors.
GLENN: So okay. So do you remember John Adams, the mini-series John Adams?
GLENN: Okay. Do you remember the scene where he went over to France, and he is sitting at the table. And they're all wearing -- and all the guys and everybody was wearing makeup and wigs. And they look ridiculous.
PAT: Yeah. And they have the white face thing, and bizarre.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
And they're just ridiculous-looking. And John Adams is sitting there, in normal clothes. Relative poor man. And just, you know, normal.
And they -- and they ask him, have you seen the ballet? And he says, no. No. I haven't had time. My country is atmosphere war. I studied politics and war. So my sons have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy and geography, natural history. Naval architecture. Navigation. Commerce. Agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, painting, poetry and music, and architecture.
So, no. I haven't been to the ballet. They found this shocking. And I remember sitting there thinking, what must have John Adams thought, when he went to that court, seeing how ridiculous these people were? And how out of touch, with reality -- not that they were dressing up and -- it was that they -- this was their world. This was the most important thing, to them.
Is how they looked. How they talked. Who was in court. All of this stuff.
And they looked and acted ridiculous.
And then I wondered, have we ever looked like that? And up until this moment, I think the answer has been no.
I mean, we've made some bad gaffes. We've had -- we've had George Bush throw up on a prime minister. So we've had -- we've had some bad things happen.
But at a time, when Europe is having record inflation. When they are on the eve of possible war, because Russia is cutting off the gas.
Germany is in full fledge panic. There are riots in the streets. There are farmers taking to the streets, in France. In the Netherlands. In Germany. In Spain. Because of the food shortages.
And we send two -- I have to be honest with you. Two guys. Two guys, and they dress up, one looks like, I don't know. An old lady from the 1950s, in an admiral's uniform. And the other, a bald dude, who doesn't claim to be a woman.
He claims neither. And I can just be whoever I want, and wear whatever I want. Yeah. You know, you can, but you represent the United States of America.
What are we doing? How ridiculous do we look? And any conservative, any conservative nation -- and, by the way, France is more conservative than we are.
Macron has come out and said to the people, do not drink any of the poison, that is coming from America now.
They're making fun of us, because we're too crazy. The French, we're too crazy for the French!
By the way, you think it's so extraordinary, that what was it? Mississippi wanted 15 weeks for abortion.
That's still more than France. France has 12 weeks, as their cut-off!
We are -- we're not even studying paintings and poetry and music and tapestry and porcelain. We're not even studying that. We're just gorging ourselves on nonsense, and whatever makes us feel good.
America should be ashamed of itself.
And I think many of us are.
And we're not -- and we're not just ashamed for the mistakes that we've made in the past.
We're ashamed for what we're now pushing and -- and beating our chest on.
We are nuts. We're nuts. And it's time that we start saying that.
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Had to have clearance. Do you know how he got his job?
There's -- there's some people, in the Department of Energy, that really spoke out and said, this isn't good. I'll tell you that, coming up, in just a second.
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All right. So the guy that -- Sam Briton. The guy that went over to the embassy for Bastille day. And celebrated in a snappy low cut number. Wearing a blue dress. And beautiful, blue high heels. He's a guy who has been an LGBT activist for a long time.
He is a drag queen. He does is not consider himself in drag, at this picture.
He believes he's binary. So he can wear whatever he chooses. Whatever he feels like. But he has had a past of being a drag queen. He has also been a defender of underage gay prostitution sites.
This guy is not without controversy, or decency. Let's say.
He's now earning a salary that puts him in the top 1 percent of all government employees. And he has the top secret Q clearance.
That's what the nuclear clearance is. The top is Q. And it is top secret national security information access clearance. Okay?
So he has all the secrets. Now, how did he become the head of our nuclear waste?
I mean, again, drag queen, LGBTQ+ activist. Lectured on kink, at college campuses.
Participated in interviews about fetish role play.
I get that. How did he get this job?
Apparently, he was on a list of must-haves. By the Biden administration. And the Biden administration pushed and pushed and pushed, for his being put on as the head of the nuclear agency. In fact, they have cut so many corners. That people in the energy administration, said, you have to stop. Who is this guy? How is he getting top secret clearance? This is a serious role.
Many people, one in particular, wrote an awful lot about this and talked about how dangerous it is.
I don't know. I just -- I don't care how the guy looks in a dress. Is he qualified for the job? And does he have the common sense and decency to act on behalf of America?