On a lighter note …
Ray comments on CIA Director (and court jester) Mike Pompeo’s evangelical attempts to denigrate Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. It is hard to complain when the pompous Pompeo brings a bit of comic relief, however unwittingly, to the gloom in today’s Washington. So give the man his due.
June 26, 2017 (eight minutes)
President Donald Trump clearly needs all the help he can get these days with entertainment at the White House. Better for the media to direct its laughter at a court jester than at the President.
It could even be that the new pretend-Caesar recalls some Shakespeare. This may account for why Trump chose to get his security advice from Pompeo and to fire Flynn. If Julius Caesar is a factor, then Pompeo seems all set to be in for the duration – “in like Flynn” never was.
How do we say this – Pompeo’s gravitas alone – not to mention his sleek head and well rested visage makes him a shoo-in to be “in” a lot longer than Flynn. Pompeo is said to have earned all “A”s at West Point, but back in the day, teachers of our future military brass clearly were marking on a curve.
From Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar:
CAESAR to Antony:
Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
Yond Flynn has a lean and hungry look.