August 15, 2018

Wondering on Wednesday (v143)

Why is it, I wonder, that the Chief of Staff decided to use the Situation Room to fire Omarosa? Doesn't he have an office? Or was he expecting a 'situation' to develop?

And why is it, I wonder, that folks seem to think Omarosa had a disregard for national security, because she took her phone into the SitRoom? Was Omarosa ever involved in any discussions regarding national security? If yes, one has to wonder if  the mere idea of that isn't a bigger disregard for and threat to our security than anything she alleges occured.

The president revoked the security clearance of John Brennan, the former CIA director, because he's been mean to the president. Or, as the White House alleges the president said in a statement,
Mr. Brennan's lying and recent conduct, characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation's most closely held secrets and facilities, the very aim of our adversaries which is to sow division and chaos... More broadly, the issue of Mr. Brennan's security clearance raises questions about the practice of former officials maintaining access to our nation's sensitive secrets long after their time in government has ended. Such access is particularly inappropriate when former officials have transitioned into highly partisan positions and seek to use real or perceived access to sensitive information to validate their political attacks.  As head of the executive branch and commander in chief, I have a unique constitutional responsibility to protect the nation's classified information, including by controlling access to it...
I can only wonder how many people are trying to figure out a way to revoke the security clearance of the person who puts this stuff out on social media:
When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn't work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog.
Moving on, related to the most head-scratchingness piece I've seen in a long, long time, I have to wonder what the hell is wrong with New York's Sonofa Gov Andrew Cuomo. Take a look:
We're not going to make America great again. It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged...
Apparently realizing the error of the Gov's ways, his press office quickly issued a clarification, calling out president Trump for his #MAGA slogan, "which obviously means he doesn't think it is great now" and pointing out where the Gov disagrees:
The Governor believes America is great and that her greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman and child has full equality....The governor believes that when everyone is fully included and everyone is contributing to their maximum potential that is when America will achieve maximum greatness. 
Going out on a limb here and wondering if everyone who's running against Cuomo, regardless of party, already has their ad agencies incorporating this into spots that will be released immediately, if not sooner?

And am I the only one wondering if this will have legs like President Obama's "you didn't build that" comment, still being taken out of its somewhat confusing context, which I just saw in a post this week?

Finally, while I wonder about the value of any conversation about Omarosa and her allegations against the president (unless she comes up with something brand spanking new, like Trump buried Jimmy Hoffa or a similar breaking news alert), I also can't help wondering whether the president is helped or hurt by Sanders not stating fully and forcefully  - dare I say Putinesquely? - that there simply is no tape of the president using the n-word. Trump says it's not in his vocabulary, but neither are a gazillion other words. And his 'proof' of there being no tapes is that The Apprentice producer allegedly called him and said there aren't any.

And yet, the president is apparently taped much more often than he knows, it seems, and he has threatened that he himself tapes conversations. Why are we to believe Mark Burnett?, or why are we to believe Trump? Why are we to believe Omarosa?

And ultimately, I wonder "what difference, at this point, does it make?"