Happy Thanksgiving Week! Making the click-through worthwhile: A qualified defense of Trump’s tweet about LaVar Ball, how we’re outsourcing our thinking about political figures, and the ugly truth about Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones.
A Ball Goes Out of Bounds
A minute, qualified, half-defense of Trump’s otherwise inexcusable Tweet about the three UCLA players who were arrested in China and ultimately released.
Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
May the best man . . . eh, never mind, just vote already.
ADDENDA: Hey, it was a good weekend. Mugabe stepped down, Charles Manson’s dead, and Hillary Clinton’s back to ranting about the vast right wing conspiracy:
“Our body politic’s immune system has been impaired, because there has been a concerted effort, starting with the creation of the Fox network.”