There were many people who believed that at the moment that Robert Mueller released his report the skies would open and a thousand angels would sing on high: "Guilty!"
I confess that I was among those who held out hope that there would be a clear line between the "President" and wrongdoing. I wished for a bright red arrow, drawn in permanent marker, connecting the criminal with the crime. Now it seems that all those mantra-like chants of "no collusion, no collusion" have produced a new set of questions rather than a group of answers. If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. If you repeat a lie long enough, it becomes truth. At least that's what Joseph Goebbels would have us believe.
And how does the "President" feel about the public finding out what details remain hidden within Mueller's report? "I don't mind," he told anyone who would listen on Friday. Because this is what he does. He screeches and wails and complains about how unfairly he is treated and then goes to this odd zen-like moment where he seems to rise above it all. And goes to play golf.
It was just about a month ago that Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, suggested that it would "not be worth it" to try and impeach this "President." She worried that it could divide the country still further and mire us all still further in the muck that has pervaded the past two and a half years.
Still, around here, there is a yearning for action of some sort. All those things that sit on the edge of illegal and especially those pompous ravings about driving a bus that just happened to be headed in the right direction when he sat down behind the wheel rattle around my head and make me wonder why we can't just convict this guy for being a truly horrible human being.
Alas, last time I checked, that was not a crime, and so we will have to sit still and wait for another shoe to fall, as if the aftermath of an earthquake at the Nike outlet store wasn't already enough. All the more reason to start vetting those candidates for 2020. What is past is past, and we can only affect our future. Until that last piece of evidence sneaks its way in.