by Andy Weddington
Wednesday, 05 October 2016
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. Aesop
Airports and long plane rides offer solitude - for reading and thinking. So went yesterday.
Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West (by David Fisher) is one of several books now open.
Thinking about one character now running for president and wild west justice, there's not a doubt in my mind she, Hillary Clinton, is worse than a horse thief. And were "law and order" today like "justice" 150 years ago she'd already have been shot or hanged and left for the vultures.
On the way home from the airport last evening, I listened to the first hour of debate between candidates for Vice President, Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence.
The rest I was able to watch at home.
After a night's sleep, impressions.
Four observations about Senator Kaine: He can memorize lines. He is hyper. He is rude. Polish will not help.
Four observations about Governor Pence: He is articulate. He is calm. He is a gentleman. He is polished.
The tit for tat, about their respective number ones, matters not.
Still, what is there to debate?
Mr. Trump and Governor Pence should have something akin to a pocket-size Easy Button at the ready.
And whenever asked a question, topic irrelevant, about their opponent(s), they should, with nary a word, pull out and tap the Easy Button - that plays the recording made shortly after James Comey, FBI Director, presented investigation results to the public about Hillary Clinton.
That is, the recording that alternates between Hillary Clinton's words claiming she 'did not send or receive any email marked classified nor compromise national security' followed by Mr. Comey's words, and more words, 'oh yes she did.'
Hillary Clinton, as substantiated by FBI investigation (and as more discoveries of Clinton and government corruption reveals by the day), is a criminal (felon). She is, too, a liar.
She's a horse thief, and of such notoriety wild west posters would have billed her: Wanted - Dead or Alive!
Horse thieves did not live long.
A horse thief vying for our presidency?
So, what's to debate?
Truth is, the horse thief has hanged herself.
Now play the Easy Button, Mr. Trump and Governor Pence.
Play it over and over and over. And over again.
Cinch the knot.
No, it's not petty. Time to buck Aesop - hang a great thief and save our high public office.