Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Bit More on the Wife of Michael Hastings,Who Has Been Shooting Down Conspiracy Theories About the Death of Her Husband

Far from any smoking guns here, but still very interesting.

We already know via Wikipedia that Hastings' widow, Elsie Jordan:
[...]served as a director for communications in the National Security Council from 2008-09. She worked in the White House Office of Presidential Speechwriting, at the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad and for the Commanding General's Strategic Advisory Group at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, as well as speechwriter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Cheri Roberts at OpEd has more:
Michael had been living in LA [alone] for at least 6-months  renting two apartments in the same building; one for living, one for writing.  
Michael and Elise Jordan had been married less than two-years at the time of his death.
  
In less than a year of marriage, Michael and Elise were technically physically separated for large amounts of time by this move and careers. Worth a glance, if you look at this video of the two of them from last summer [2012] , you will notice they do not behave as a loving couple, let alone newlyweds in comparison to the reporter John Avalon and his wife. In fact, the bubbly-ness and warmth Elise usually exudes [in other media appearances] is completely lacking in  this CNN piece .