Appointing Whitaker, Trump embraces his inner crackpot.


Borrow that tie from Trump?

❝ Ruth Marcus writes: “The acting attorney general of the United States is a crackpot.”

As though that’s a bad thing.

He fits in perfectly.

❝ The “crackpot” bit is not in dispute. In addition to his exotic legal views and his lack of relevant experience, Matthew G. Whitaker was already known to have hawked hot-tub seats for a business that shut down this year after reaching a $26 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for defrauding customers. But that’s just the beginning of the crackpottery.

● Claimed that “DNA evidence collected in 2013 proves that Bigfoot does exist,” had a website selling Bigfoot paraphernalia and planned a celebrity event called “You Have Been Squatched!”

● Asserted that “time travel” could be “possible, perhaps within the next decade” and tried to raise money using bitcoin for time-travel research by one of Whitaker’s fellow board members…

● Announced…a patent application for an extra-deep “masculine toilet” for the well-endowed. Specifying the size of “average male genitalia,” the release said “this invention is designed for those of us who measure longer than that.”

Gotta worry about political appointees concerned about dingus dimensions!

For more about a political appointee whose recent attempts at memorable achievements sound like problems more often limited to puberty and bad comic books…click this link.