Friday, October 28, 2016
We Still Don't Care About The Damned Emails
Gosh, does James Comey think that once Hillary Clinton wins the election, the crazy, held-hostage-by-teabags Republicans in Congress — assuming they hold their majority — are going to impeach him?
What else could explain the weirdly opaque letter he sent GOP committee chairs today about emails that the FBI is looking at on Anthony Weiner's phone? (The Weiner part of which, by the way, we didn't know from Comey but rather from intrepid reporting by The New York Times.)
James Comey has gone from the principled guy who protected the comatose John Ashcroft from the evil Alberto Gonzales as Ashcroft lay inert on his hospital bed to a malleable, confused mess of a man who has placed himself in an untenable position — dealing with an investigation that has yielded nothing, yet finding himself susceptible to and buffeted by political winds that his own party has whipped up over 25+ years of Clinton derangement syndrome. Not a pretty picture.
Secretary Clinton was absolutely right to hold her press conference tonight and demand more information. Comey cannot be allowed to play coy.
In the meantime, as far as Donald Drumpf and the Republicans in Congress are concerned, they are reacting true to form: in short, overreacting. The sky is falling, Clinton is corrupt, it's worse than Watergrate, and one innocuous letter from the FBI director is proof. We're sure that Drumpf will do several rallies (sorry, "shows") over the weekend and work up his rabid crowds into a new frenzy of "Lock her up!" and "Execute her!" In fact, we're counting on it.
We also hope that, as Jason Chaffetz and other Republicans in Congress champ at the bit, the Democrats will remind voters that a vote for GOP candidates like Rep. Barbara Comstock is a vote for six off-the-charts-rabid Texans to be Congressional committee chairs for the next two years. Just sayin'. We cats HISS.