2 thoughts on “Governance for Today’s Republicans

  1. Kayfabe says:

    “The recent revelations about President Trump’s treatment of Ukraine catalogue a number of potentially serious misdeeds, including abuse of power, extortion of a foreign leader, violation of campaign finance laws and a conspiracy to cover up all of the above by storing records of phone conversations on a top-secret server in the White House.
    But as investigations proceed and Americans consider these revelations, they should hold in mind another transgression: the president’s egregious mistreatment of one of the country’s most distinguished ambassadors. Even before the rough transcript of the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was released, we knew that the administration had prematurely curtailed the appointment of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, following public attacks on her by the president’s eldest son and by his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani. Administration officials then falsely claimed that she was leaving her post “as planned.” Now, we also know that Trump went on to denigrate the ambassador in a phone call to a foreign leader, telling Zelensky that “the woman” was “bad news” and vaguely but ominously noting that “she’s going to go through some things.” (Washington Post September 27, 2019 at 2:40 p.m. MDT) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-other-ukraine-scandal-trumps-threats-to-our-ambassador-who-wouldnt-bend/2019/09/27/03ac9a00-e13e-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html

    Hawk Miller (boss): I want you guys to make him disappear.
    Sam (henchman): Oh. You mean…
    Hawk Miller: Take him… for a ride.
    (Lights of New York, 1928)

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