I won’t say his name. You’re never going to see it in print on this site again. I have found a silver lining to being at work tomorrow; I will be nowhere near a television set at any point between about eight in the morning and 8:45 or so at night, and so there is absolutely no chance that I will even accidentally catch any part of the inauguration or the address itself.
Yesterday, I watched a portion of Al Franken’s gentle questioning of useless rich idiot Betsy Devos at her confirmation hearing. I was not surprised but that didn’t keep me from being horrified. The woman knows nothing; a college sophomore Ed major would have been embarrassed to answer those questions as poorly as she did. Hell, I’d expect anyone who has been reading this site for more than a year to be able to do a better job just out of osmosis. At one point this afternoon, I found myself wondering if Franken has Presidential aspirations, and then spent a moment being quietly horrified at the fact that I thought it was a halfway decent idea.
(He’ll be 69 in 2020. Nah.)
Which of these sentences, if any, is hyperbole? This is a genuine question. I don’t know for sure that any of them is:
- Tomorrow is America’s worst day since September 11, 2001.
- Tomorrow is America’s worst day since December 7, 1941.
- Tomorrow is America’s worst day since April 12, 1861.
I suspect that right now only the first is inarguable, and the rest hyperbolic. I wonder how long I’ll feel that way. Hopefully at least a few months. We have made the biggest mistake our country has ever made. I just hope not too many people die before we find a way to correct it.
(I also, for the record, think that there is a nonzero chance that impeachment proceedings are begun damn near immediately– by the Republicans, who we would obviously need in order to pull such a thing off. This would effectively be a legal coup by the Republican establishment. I cannot say that I wouldn’t welcome it. For all that I despise Mike Pence and everything he has ever stood for, he has principles. The shitgibbon has none.)
(Yes, that was a Hamilton reference.)