“Absurdity is a wonderful narrative device to bring someone from the outside and look through his eyes if you want to describe the absurdity and preposterous reality that is accepted amongst the ones who are inside.– Christoph Waltz
T H E L U S H I E R S I D E O F L I F E
If Groucho Marx was alive today do you think he would pose this question at the White House: Is freedom of speech the same as being free with your speech?
The current situation in the Trump White House resembles a badly written three penny opera in which the leader of the party in power decides to alienate all his supporters and then place them behind the eight ball when either “He Himself” or trusted members of his entrusted support team screw up big time.
Mike Pence , the Vice president, is now in charge of damage control and if you watch him explain away the president’s endless faux pas and peccadilloes he swallows hard and avidly avoids eye contact with the truth.
“Mike Pence ..aisle three for an immediate cleanup” relegates the VP to the role of corporate lackey trying to save face for the president while plopping his own good name into the ever-growing poop patch once known as the swamp.
Richard Nixon had the right idea years ago when he had his office bugged so that he record conversations not only for his own ears but for posterity. His good intent took a wrong turn when had his goons try to bug the Watergate Hotel.
These days I wish anyone who chats with the president or his staff or utters their comments about disenchantment and doubt would wear a surveillance wire and then expose the short-term memory problems and issues of integrity plaguing the Oval Office.
Carefully choosing your words and phrases for the press corp team of reporters would convert the term “counseled” to perhaps the idea of water boarding an insubordinate (out)spoke(n) person or two. — gc