Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Will Trump Show Up At Hofstra In September? It's Debatable.

By Baxter

Will Donald Drumpf debate? We cats recall raising that topic awhile back, and now — because everyone reads us, of course — so is the rest of Pundit World. We're such trend-setters!

Naturally, the Clinton campaign has also taken notice. In fact, campaign chair John Podesta has issued a stern statement about it. Declaring Hillary's firm commitment to all three events, and as a shot across the bow of Team Trump, it reads in part:

"It is concerning that the Trump campaign is already engaged in shenanigans around these debates. It is not clear if he is trying to avoid debates, or merely toying with the press to create more drama. Either way, our campaign is not interested in playing along with a debate about debates or bargaining about them. The only issue now is whether Donald Trump is going to show up."

And today comes the bulletin that the always-repulsive Roger Ailes, looking for something to do since he can no longer prey upon women at FOX "News," will help Drumpf get debate-ready. So who knows if this is real, or Kabuki theater? One thing you can bet on, though: The Clintonistas, ever the well-oiled machine, have been deep into debate prep for awhile now.

Which means they'll have practice sessions, with somebody playing the role of Trump. If they haven't already signed up some volunteers, we cats have a few suggestions. For example, if they're seeking somebody pugnacious, and want to go the traditional-politician route, we think they need look no further than Howard Dean, Chuck Schumer or Jennifer Granholm. Any one of those fine Democrats could punch back with aplomb.

But Drumpf is such a loose cannon and buffoon that perhaps Hillary will want to stretch a bit. In that case, we suggest that the only proper stand-in for the Republican nominee would be a comedian. And we're sure that Jon Stewart, Amy Schumer, Al Franken, Sarah Silverman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus would be happy to help. Wow, we'd buy tickets to that. We cats PURR.

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