The Mooch is out. And everything's still busted.
I GO OFF TWITTER FOR ONE. HOUR. AND THIS HAPPENS.
So it seems that the White House reality shows in dabbling in stunt casting? Or it’s sweeps week? Or some kind of television reference that explains WTF is going on?
In other news…
First, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona gave McKay Coppins lengthy, empathy-building access for a piece portraying him as principled and yearning for a more civil bipartisan era. Then, Flake penned a remarkable “Trump’s our problem” oped on Republican culpability in Trump’s troubling rise for Politico, calling out his party’s “Faustian bargain.” Now, we must remember that Flake is up for re-election in an already-crowded race, in a state in which 52% of Arizonans disapprove of Trump’s performance. But I’d much rather have this sort of reelection strategy than a burn-it-down appeal to the base.
Sally Yates penned a disturbing oped in The New York Times on Trump’s impact on the Department of Justice. And that graphic…. eek.
The current EPA chief is the most powerful ever. And that’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad thing.
Meanwhile, the Queen is over in England enjoying her four cocktails a day, as a queen does.
MY DARLINGS, IT IS ONLY TUESDAY.