Politics & Policy

Not A Parody

I concluded a while ago that the ongoing game of “Cabinet Apprentice” is a ridiculous spectacle, mixing infotainment, reality show drama, ego-stroking of Donald Trump and a remarkably clever, albeit cynical, effort to reward supporters by talking them up for positions they’ll never get, all rolled into one. The ritual of watching the pilgrimages through the Trump Tower lobby is not exactly Henry in the Snows of Canossa, but it does have a similar effect: Make everyone bend the knee at the new royal court. But I assumed it couldn’t get anymore ridiculous. I was wrong.

Breitbart.com reports that Rep. Dana Rohrbacher is being considered for Secretary of State. Maybe he is, maybe he isn’t. Maybe he would make a fine Secretary of State, though I’ll confess he wasn’t on my shortlist for the best-suited people for the job. But that’s grist for a different mill. Rohrbacher sent out an email to his supporters. It reads:

I have been told that I am under consideration to join President Trump’s team as Secretary of State.  While my present intention, of course, is to continue to fight for liberty and freedom as a member of the House of Representatives, as a strong supporter of President-Elect Trump’s vision for America, it would be a privilege and an honor to serve as his Secretary of State.  

Breitbart News is conducting a poll of potential candidates for Secretary of State.  As a supporter of mine who shares values and patriotism, I thought you might want to participate in this poll and am providing you a link to do so HERE.

 I think all of this is both ridiculous and hilarious. But why stop there? Why not make all important staffing and policy decisions contingent on Breitbart online polls. “Click here to bomb Iran!” “72 percent of Breitbart readers want interest rates lowered!” etc. I mean, Why not? It’s Trump’s world, we just live in it. 

 

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