Dubya and the Power of Comparative Rankings

Good morning, y’all. Don’t mind me, I'm watching the new Independence Day trailer on loop and wondering which agent the Hemsworth brothers have on retainer.

On Friday, Canada welcomed Syrian refugees with smiles, tears, winter coats and Justin Trudeau. If you’ll excuse me, I have a bit of sobbing at my desk in my eye.

A Gallup poll released today reveals that 16% of Americans believe that terrorism is the most important problem in the US.

Tomorrow’s the next Republican debate, and I’ve got my Snuggie and my yelling voice a’ rarin’ to go, and the spat to watch is a Rubio / Cruz matchup. It’s interesting; I finished McKay Coppins’s “The Wilderness,” and for the most part, I now have more empathy for the majority of the Republican field, especially Rubio.

Do I feel the same way about Cruz after reading the book? Nope, nada, zippo. He gives Calgary-born, Princeton-educated, Criminal Minds-fans a bad name. But that doesn’t matter, because he’s surging in the polls.

And Will Ferrell returned to SNL this week to remind us that the Republican candidates are making Dubya look like Kennedy at this point. Line of the night, from Dubya regarding Jeb Bush: “You gotta admit, it’s a pretty good plot twist that I turned out to be the smart one."

Kick ass and take names, darlings! See you tomorrow.