Mark Leibovich on Kevin McCarthy and Lindsey Graham in a funny, insightful, and important essay, “The Most Pathetic Men in America”.
“They had long been among the most supplicant super-careerists ever to play in a city known for the breed, and proved themselves to be essential lapdogs in Trump’s kennel.”
“What are a few severed body parts among allies?”
From “How to Sell Your Soul to Donald Trump” by Frank Bruni.
Aspiring opinion writers should study this stellar model of devastating and memorable political commentary for hours on end.
I’m not an elected official or quasi-public figure and have no constituents or pending election to worry about. Just one citizen, who, after listening to Christine Blasey Ford, doesn’t feel compelled to assume Kavanaugh’s innocence.
Besides, today’s hearing is not a court of law, it’s a job interview. I believe her to the point where I don’t even need or want to listen to Kavanaugh. She is an inspiration. He’s done.
To Lindsey Graham and his fellow whiney Republicans who are crying that there’s not enough time to confirm anyone before the midterms, two words. Merrick Garland.