Saturday, March 4, 2017

Here's the real problem with Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions isn't a racist. It isn't racist to insist that folks produce an ID to vote. Racists don't march with black community leaders to support equal rights and an end to discrimination. Are we ever going to get past this nonsense that every white guy from south of the Mason-Dixon line is a closet Klan member?

And Sessions isn't some sort of Russian agent or colluder or whatever. He met the Russian Ambassador because that's what politicians in Washington do . . . they take meetings . . . all day long . . . with pretty much anyone. Just ask Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

No, the problem with Sessions is that he's been in Government for over 30 years.

So when you go up to Jeff Sessions at high noon on the day of the Summer Solstice and ask him if the sun is shining, he doesn't answer "Yes" or "Of course it is shining" or "Why don't you just look up and see for yourself, dumbass!" you get a twenty minute meandering speech full of equivocations and ambiguities and prevarications and all manner of linguistic legerdemain instead of just getting a straight answer.

Despite what that asshat on Tucker Carlson said last night, there is no "smoke" there with Sessions, there's absolutely no evidence or compelling reason to assign an independent council to investigate Sessions, the dude simply can't bring himself to give you a straight answer to anything.

That doesn't make him crooked, just a typical Washington politician. Of the sort I thought we were going to get rid of under Trump.


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