Well, what can I say? It’s been an interesting weekend. The Patriots came back, down 28-3 to win the Super Bowl and Melissa McCarthy gave a dead on impression of Sean Spicer.
Last night I got to hear some video clips of the lawyer for the Justice Department arguing the case for the Muslim ban to the Bush era appointed judge. I have to give them both credit for being respectful of the President. Neither one broke out laughing and both kept straight faces, which I think, if it had been me up there, would have been very hard to do.
To wit: when the judge pointed out that what was claimed did not comport with the facts the lady arguing for the President said that they did not have to ascertain the veracity of the claims at this point in time, that it was within the President’s prerogative to claim whatever he wants. Interesting argument, but it goes to the heart of what a lot of people have been saying: facts don’t matter. Apparently, they do still in a court of law.
In other events, it seems the Republicans really want to push through Trump’s nominations. Other than to see if they can I don’t understand. This isn’t a case of the fox guarding the hen house as much as the person wanting to blow up the hen house and all the hens in it and then say it was for the best. Mario Puzo wrote in The Godfather that a lawyer with a briefcase could steal more in an hour than a man with a gun could in a lifetime. Get ready. Not only will we be robbed blind and left naked at the side of the road they plan to drive over the corpse repeatedly. These are people who do not believe in the basic mission of the agencies they are being asked to be in charge of.