“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help. “ — Reagan
John Bolton’s book sold 3/4 million copies in a week. Mary Trump’s nearly a million on the first day. America wants entertainment more than politics. To the extent that we believe Ronald Regan’s suggestion that government is a joke, there is no reason not to enjoy the performance.
President Trump and his entourage dominate the news. There is something new day and night, a provocative tweet, a scandal, a personal attack. We can’t get enough of it or escape it.
Previous comedy shows seem amateurish–Groucho’s falling duck, Rowan and Martin’s “look it up in your Funk and Wangles,” pale in comparison. Mash and Gilligan’s Island had nothing like it. Ex wives, girl friends, sleazy lawyers, sneaky criminals, snitches, liars, money grubbers hold our attention. And what a cast;
- Donald Trump as the President
- Don Jr.
- Kellyanne Conway
- Kayleigh McEnany
- Michael Cohen
- Wm. Barr
- Rudi Giuliani
- Gordon Sondland
- General Flynn
- Roger Stone
- and so many more
Sex, crime, violence, intrigue, ostentatious luxury, racial and ethnic slurs — the Trump Administration has it all. Trump demeans his office, dismantles our government, dismays our allies, plots with enemies, but why worry if this is a comedy and government a joke. Comedy tonight, tragedy tomorrow; you can bet on that.