For a guy who claims to be above or beneath or beside grubby politics in America, FBI chief James Comey sure does manage to insert himself into the seamiest corners of politics and seize the spotlight at the most fraught moments possible. In this past election, Jim Comey was the “Where’s Waldo?” of American politics.
Every few years, the botanical garden down on the National Mall proudly boasts its prized “corpse flower.” In years when our federal swamp gets hot and icky enough, the foul-smelling plant turns a throbbing purple and blooms.
Remember how for years after President Obama first got elected we had to hear all about how Republicans destroyed the economy?
“This is McCarthyism!” he declared, in 140 characters or less.
It’s not like they leave much room for doubt about how much contempt they hold for military service and the immeasurable sacrifice that comes with it.
The president opened by celebrating Black History Month. Lady Democrats wore white.
President Trump is lashing out against “fake news” in what is quite possibly the greatest civics-journalism course ever publicly taught in America.
Also, there is Mr. Trump’s relentless interaction with the press. And I don’t just mean the big guys. I mean the little local guys from Poughkeepsie, piped into the White House briefing room for awkward questions asked by disemboweled local anchors.
In a whirling dervish White House press conference, President Trump manhandled the press, piledrived all the fake news and reminded the world why he tore through both political parties and got elected president in the first place.
Mike Flynn was right to quit. You don’t lie to the vice president of the United States and let him go out on national television and lie to the American people.
President Trump was right to accept his resignation. Or demand it, depending upon which version you choose to believe.
Democrats should be very, very careful what they wish for.