Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Seat Filling

As I have mentioned heretofore, I did not select Donald "Jay" Trump as my President. That was the electrical college or something like that. Nevertheless, he persisted. He's got the red tie and he keeps showing up at state functions with a red tie on, babbling about making my teeth grate again and generally promoting his own private agenda that seems to include making the world more fashion forward.
Which may be the reason why, when "The President" had to step out of a meeting at the G20 Summit, he handed his seat over to his daughter Ivanka. She is the adviser to the Senior Adviser to the President of the United States, her husband Jared. Not the Jared from Subway and child porn. This is a different Jared. He's from real estate. Somewhere in there he thought it would be fun to run a newspaper. Now he's in charge of the Israeli-Palestinian peace problem, which sort of makes sense, since it's a real estate issue, after all. It might have made sense to send this young buck as a seat-filler while his father in law was out grabbing a Diet Coke with some of the other guys. 
Alas, Jared was busy being investigated for a whole lot of things, like so many folks in the current administration. Since he couldn't make it, Ivanka was happy to fill in. Her background in jewelry and accessories put her in good stead as the rest of the world leaders ignored her, since nobody else had been told this was "Take Your Daughter To Work Day." 
When the world reacted to this odd bit of seeming nepotism and bad judgement, our "President" retreated to his Twitter Cave and tapped out the following: "If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother,as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!" Which is wrong in so many ways, like for example the way this suggests that this couldn't happen since he was busy in this reality giving our country away, and since Chelsea holds degree in history from Stanford, a doctorate in International Relations from Oxford, and a masters in Public Health from Columbia she may have been a little ahead of the game compared to Ivanka's bachelor's degree in Economics. But rather than take this up myself, I leave you with Ms. Clinton's response, which continues to be more presidential than the guy in the red tie: "Good morning Mr. President. It would never have occurred to my mother or my father to ask me. Were you giving our country away? Hoping not." 
I hope not, too. 

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