Thursday, May 11, 2017
It did seem Nixonistic to me
Some TV talking head said it seemed like something Nixon would do. Then an op-ed prognosticator wrote that it was a Nixony thing to do. Some columnist somewhere opined that it was positively Nixonic. And the fact that Trump was acting so belligerently was positively Nixonesque. But really, it did seem Nixonish to me. However, when you get right down to it and push comes to shove, it was simply a matter of Trump nixing the Comey problem so that it would go away. But it doesn't seem like Comey would just "go away," as if such a hubbub could be put away like a used dishrag or even a renegade clandestine email server.
But to his credit, it did seem uncharacteristically nice of Trump to be be acting on Hillary's behalf, defending her against Comey's nosey investigations by showing Comey the door. I mean it's pretty well known that Comey knew that Trump and his guys didn't have anything to do with them Russian hackers and their nefarious emailing-stealing tactics and all their back room deals and fifth-avenue high-fallutin' conflummucks. Really it was just poor Hillary who was being e-ttacked needlessly.
And it turns out that Trump is the hero, kind of saving Hillary at the last minute from being run over, as it were, by a runaway train of emails, so to speak, after the beltway rumor mill had villainously tied her to the railing track of public accusations with unsubstantiated allegations flying around like flotsam in a flyover country fiasco before Trump saved her from such public humiliation.
Looking back on it, it did seem like something Nixon would do, and so you could say that the whole brouhaha has been nixed, or nipped in the bud, due to some behind the scenes watergatery Nixonistic Agonistes tragi-comedy manipulations and malnutritions.
The real question is eerily similar to that revisited breaking story about what VP Agnew knew back in the day--when did he know it and how did he know it and why he-she-it didn't do anything about it. Looking back on it, I don't think it's something Nixon would have done, and it just seems the whole situation is ridiculous.
But that depends on your definition of "is", because Clinton clout is not the same as Nixon clout was, and is not the same as Trump clout and his blustery, bull-in-the-china-shop way of doing things.
Now that I think about it, I don't think even Nixon would have done such a thing, but Trump might, and in fact did. I mean, after all, he likes to throw his weight around. What else is new?
In other news, there's a traffic jam on the beltway, and another one on 5th Avenue, but who knew? And when did they know it, huh? You tell me. It just does seem positively Nixonesque , and rather tricky if you ask me.
But of course no one's asking me. You?