Monday, May 07, 2018

When I Grow Up

Okay, so maybe I won't grow up to be President of the United States. I can accept that, but I am encouraged to think that I could grow up to be a very successful doctor or lawyer. What might have once seemed like an obstacle, years of study and training, now seems unnecessary. After all, I know the definition of "obfuscate." Over the past week or so, it has become apparent that one of the chief talents required to become a successful doctor or lawyer is the ability to fabricate nonsense and the capacity to follow instructions blindly. All that Hippocratic Oath and swearing to uphold the law is just so much window dressing.
When we were told that Doctor Harold Bornstein had simply written down the letter dictated to him by is patient, a Donald (middle initial J) Trump, that he did so without flinching or considering the ethical canyon into which he was leaping. After thirty-six years of examining this particular specimen, it only now occurs to Doctor Harry that something might be a little "off" about his patient. Again, I am not a physician. I have no medical training, but it does occur to me that a cursory glimpse at the diet maintained by the subject in question as well as his age and girth might come to the conclusion that this is not "the healthiest person ever elected to the presidency." And yet, somehow this man has been allowed to practice medicine. Practice makes perfect, I suppose.
Then there's the case of Rudy "9/11" Guliani who has just recently vacated his post as primary vocal reminder of September 11, 2001 to act as the "President's" lawyer. "Act" being the important designation here. The "President" can afford to have a cadre of legal weasels at his disposal, and he does. Why he needed the star power of Rudy Guliani is obvious, even if it cuts into the time he could be using to remind us that he was in New York City on September 11, 2001. The "President" is currently experiencing something of a public relations meltdown. Apparently there is a "porn star" who is suggesting that she and Rudy's client once shared a bit of dalliance and was then paid a great deal of money to keep her mouth shut.
I am no lawyer, but it seems to me that openly confessing that the "President" repaid yet another lawyer for funneling money to the "porn star" to keep her mouth shut makes the matter a bit of a fait accompli. I'm pretty sure that's Latin for "really dumb move." Could I go on Fox News and handle a few softball questions before spilling the beans?
Maybe I could be a lawyer after all.
Or a double-not spy.

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