Monday, May 15, 2017

In The Original Klingon

I was sitting on my little mirpeset (kinda like a little balcony...there's no word for it in English)on Sunday, drinking a cup of coffee, working the NYT crossword, and thinking about what I was going to write this week. There was such a plethora of egregious behavior that it was hard to narrow it down to just one or two things. 

Earlier, I'd read The National Review's version on how the Clintons were to blame for Comey's rapid descent. I read the article because the headline intrigued me. I tried to follow the logic, but after a few graphs, I figured this guy must be high on something to have written this steaming mass of bull-oney. And then Bill Maher blamed Bill Clinton and the incident on the Loretta Lynch-plane stupidity. And that's stupidity on both Lynch and Clinton's part. But never mind that.

I got to thinking what would this be like if Hillary were president and behaving like this?

That just staggers imagination.

But back to Comey. As much as I hate to think about it, the toddler-in-chief may have done We, the People, a huge favor. He was not acting in the capacity of a lawyer, so unlike like Preet Baharara and Sally Yates, there is no attorney/client privilege invoked. This guy could be the best loose cannon on the face of the planet. Think about it. He can  talk and no one can stop him. He can decide to tell the truth and clean up at the same time. Someone telling the truth in Washington would certainly be novel. 

The Economist is a well respected, well-written British magazine that's been around since 1843. Yes folks, that's 174 years. They didn't get to be around that long because they were publishing alternative facts. Nope. The Economist is about as respected as you can get in magazine-land. So when they announced they were interviewing the toddler-in-chief, everyone was anxious to see how it was handled. And it was handled brilliantly. This is taken from the transcript of that interview:
The E: But beyond that it’s OK if the tax plan increases the deficit? 
45: It is OK, because it won’t increase it for long. You may have two years where you’ll…you understand the expression “prime the pump”? 
The E:Yes. 
45: We have to prime the pump. 
The E: It’s very Keynesian. 
45: We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world. Have you heard that expression before, for this particular type of an event? 
The E: Priming the pump? 
45: Yeah, have you heard it? 
The E: Yes. 
45: Have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it. I mean, I just…I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good. It’s what you have to do.

Sorry, 45, you did not invent that expression. The reporter from The Economist got it in one. It's modern usage in economics is attributed to John Maynard Keynes in the early 20th century. Can you say utter embarrassment, boys and girls?

Meanwhile, in the Too Weird To Possibly Be True category, the meeting with the Russians was tremendous. Not only were no American photogs allowed in the room, turns out the Russians were tweeting away and sending photographs to the Kremlin for their website. Really? Really. 

Back in the old days, the joke was that the Russians always said they invented everything. Didn't matter what it was; it was invented in Russia. In some respects, the coverage of the meeting reminded me of the Klingons having dinner with Captain Kirk and his officers in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon.                                                                                    Chancellor Gorkon

If Hillary's meeting had gone viral like that, Cecil the Turtle and Eddie Munster would be clamoring for her immediate resignation.


So once again, I ask my conservative and GOP readers two questions:
  1.  How is this okay
  2. When is it not okay?

Leave a comment. Inquiring minds want to know.

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how do you want to leave the world for them?

1 comment:

  1. Not a conservative, and from this side of the divide, it seems that:
    1: It is okay now because it is a Republican President.
    2: It is not okay when the target is not a Republican.

    They said it themselves: They find it pointless to investigate a Republican President. So the only point of Congressional investigations is political gain.