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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DELICIOUS

This morning, we were scheduled for the first showing of the apartment we are selling.  Having transformed it so that it does not look as though actual people live here, we were waiting to clear out, and I was idling away the time by surfing the web, when I came upon this interview of Roger Stone by some right-wing conspiracy monger, in which Stone claimed that Jared Kushner was leaking anti-Steve Bannon tidbits to Joe Scarbrough!  This was too delicious for words -- sort of like a Soap Opera in which you hate all the characters so much that no matter which one of them loses out, you are happy.  So off Susie and I went to hang out at a restaurant during the showing, where I checked via my IPhone the latest gossip and discovered that Bannon had been removed from  the National Security Council!  Whereupon my real estate agent texted me that the showing had been postponed until tomorrow.

I mean, you cannot make this stuff up.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Disinformation?

One has to wonder how much of this Trump admin internal drama is accurate and how much is just a distraction designed to focus the media and people on something other than the real story and agenda.

Edmund Wilson said...

I confess I had a similar feeling upon checking my news updates, but did not have such a wonderful story as yours leading up to it. Perhaps, Professor Wolff, the turn of events was (your) manifest destiny...

TheDudeDiogenes said...

Did you see this about the removal of Bannon from the national security council?

From the "failing" NY Times: "Mr. Bannon resisted the move, even threatening at one point to quit if it went forward, according to a White House official who, like others, insisted on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Mr. Bannon’s camp denied that he had threatened to resign and spent the day spreading the word that the shift was a natural evolution, not a signal of any diminution of his outsize influence."

Later: "Moreover, Mr. Bannon’s Svengali-style reputation has chafed on a president who sees himself as the West Wing’s only leading man. Several associates said the president had quietly expressed annoyance over the credit Mr. Bannon had received for setting the agenda — and Mr. Trump was not pleased by the “President Bannon” puppet-master theme promoted by magazines, late-night talk shows and Twitter." (emphasis mine)

levinebar said...

it's like a parody of the book of Esther

Ivanka/Esther has pointed out to Trump/Ahashueros the wicked plot that Bannon/Haman had perpetrated in the ExecutiveOrder/Royal edict in the president's/king's name. Rig the gallows!

But I, for one, won't believe the adults are in charge until McMaster has fired K.T. McFarland and Ezra Cohen-Watnick. Of course the president's political strategist had no proper place on the Principals Committee. But to leave his commissars in place on McMaster's staff is to concede that McMaster is still not the master in his own house.