I recently saw a few video clips of George W. Bush being interviewed on his latest book tour. Are you ready for this? I actually found myself liking the guy! That's how completely weird things are getting. The Trump era is so shockingly unhinged that someone like Dubya - whom I had previously perceived to be the political anti-Christ - is starting to appear perfectly amiable. I guess there is some degree of empathy in my heart for Bush. He must realize that the history books will not be kind to his administration. His fatal error was bringing Dick Cheney and the PNAC Mob into his sphere. Remember PNAC? It stood for "Project for a New American Century". You don't hear much about them anymore. They screwed things up so totally that they've gone the way of the 8-Track tape and the Bic Banana. Good riddance.
The latest debacle in the electoral catastrophe that is more popularly known as the Trump White House (Idiot Nation) involves one Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, former Alabama senator, professional bigot and, presently, United States Attorney General. Sessions was caught - red handed - perjuring himself during his confirmation hearing last week - or at least that's how it seems. In response to an inquiry from Al Franken, who asked if he would be able to impartially investigate whether or not any members of Team Trump clandestinely met with representatives of the government of Russia during the 2016 campaign, Sessions volunteered the statement that he had never met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Brilliant.
|Sergey: From Russia with love
In fact, he had met with the Ambassador - on two different occasions. Jeff's self defense is that the meetings were only in his capacity as a member of the senate armed services committee, and that he doesn't "recall" discussing the campaign with him. This begs an interesting question: What purpose would any member of that committee have in meeting with the Russian ambassador? A member of the Foreign Relations Committee would have a lot of reasons, sure. But Armed Services? Maybe I'm speaking out of ignorance because, thus far anyway, I seem to be the only one to have pointed this out. Strange days indeed.
But I'll be generous here and give old Jeff the benefit of the doubt. In fact, it behooves us all to give him the benefit of the doubt ("Behooves". Isn't that a funny word?) Perhaps he really did "misremember" contacting the ambassador. The only reason I bring this up is simply because the Democrats (and a small handful of Republicans) are now calling on Sessions to resign at once. In the words of Noel Coward:
How can I make it Cleah?
This is not a good idea!
Because of Sessions' involvement - however peripherally - in this newest Trump Mob debacle, he has been publically shamed into recusing himself from the investigation. Were Sessions forced to remove himself from office, there is no doubt in my mind that the Donald would replace him with another hard-core, right wing stooge - who would not be obliged to recuse him or herself, throwing a political monkey wrench (and possibly ending) the entire investigation. Every day it seems, the reality of this administration is becoming more-and-more obvious. A special prosecutor will probably be called in at any time now. We cannot afford to mess this up by handing it over to some brainless, political hack. It might do the Dems a bit of good to start thinking long range. Just a suggestion.The next - and most obvious - thing we need to do is to demand that Donald Trump release his tax returns going back the last quarter of a century - IMMEDIATELY. He's hiding something, kids. And I'm guessing that, once the fat cat is out of the bag, the American people (or at the very least the ones with IQs higher than a bag of rancid Cheese Doodles) will demand his impeachment.Heaven only knows where or how this is going to end. My suspicion is that we've barely scratched the surface of what I am convinced will prove to be the most insanely corrupt administration in history.
Don't Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs. Worthington
by Noel Coward
FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a huge Noel Coward Fan. This is the song quoted above. Here is a link to listen to it on YouTube:
I repeat, Mrs. Worthington, sweet Mrs. Worthington
Don't put your daughter on the stage....The guy was a hoot-and-a-half!
BREAKING NEWS, 11:23 AM:
The Donald has just unleashed this posting on Twitter:
Time to have a little heart-to-heart, America. Can those of you still in denial finally see how dangerously disturbed the president of the United States is?
Eighty-four years ago today marked the dawn on the New Deal. Franklin D. Roosevelt saved this nation from the worst economic catastrophe in its history. And when he was done saving America? Just for shits and giggles he decided to save the world.
I wrote this one four years ago.
From Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald J. Trump. You can't fall any further than that. It's just not possible.