I saw it coming years ago. I saw retirement rushing at me like a freight train with brake failure. I made the decision then I would meet retirement head on, and I would use all that spare time to make life miserable for the creationists.
Then something happened about four years ago. Something came along that sucked a vacuum on my spare time. Donald Trump, whatever did I ever do before you? Here’s the latest.
The Donald has gathered a collection of grateful farm people so they can stand around and thank him for saving them from the problem he created. And they stand there, and he speaks. But what is on his mind was what Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said previously, and he cannot get it off his mind. And he expands on it. And he expands on it.
The president had taken a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss legislation for improving the country’s infrastructure, apparently in need of repair and restoration. A problem was the president had no plan for such a program. Not in the least. But he took the meeting, because he had something else in mind. He had in mind something the speaker said about him earlier, and he had his say to the congressional delegation, and then he left. A bare three minutes by all accounts.
So, now, before this collection of grateful businessmen, he uses the opportunity to unload his peeve with Speaker Pelosi. He contradicts her recollection that he slammed hands on the table, saying, “I was extremely calm. I was probably even more so in that room.”
We get it. He was calm. For up to three minutes.
Without his recollections we would would still be in the dark regarding the nature of the people he met with. “You had the group. Crying Chuck [Schumer], crazy Nancy [Pelosi]. Crying and crazy. A sizzling combination. The president says so.
He mourns for Speaker Pelosi. “I’ve been watching her… She’s lost it.” She’s lost it? Maybe somebody can find it for her. Anybody want to take bets?
In the end, President Trump clears up the matter with a simple explanation, something we should all have noticed. “I’m an extremely stable genius.” That’s right. We missed that point. We should have recalled.
He said it before.
Who would have guessed?
So, there is something remarkable to see here. Do you want to know what it is? You think what’s remarkable is the most powerful person on the planet standing before a live feed and telling all he is an extremely stable genius. That is remarkable, but that’s not all I’m seeing. What I’m seeing is a collection of successful American business men standing there with him. And watching. And listening. And not laughing, let alone not running for the exits. That, people, is the government you paid for.