Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Askance Through The Looking Glass

Good for the tuna.
- George Costanza

Is it just me or to date have the POTUS-Elect's Cabinet (and other not-quite-Cabinet-level) choices left you with the unmistakable imprint of "Costanza" on your tongue's tip? 

With selections including a nominee to be Secretary of the Interior who may very well have a January 21, 2017 appointment at a D.C. tattoo parlor for a tramp stamp that says, "Drill, Baby, Drill!" and a nominee to head up the Environmental Protection Agency who believes that climate change/global warming is a fairy tale and whose personal mantra appears to be, "Fuck the Environment!", it is surprising - nay, stunning - to me that Mr. Trump has nominated a platoon's worth of retired Generals to positions including Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and National Security Advisor.  In the World of the Donald, Cat Stevens, the Dalai Lama, or - perhaps - Tim Tebow would have seemed to be a logical occupant of a place on the short list for any of those three gigs.

I must admit that a small part of me continues to wait - with equal-growing amounts of anxiety and anticipation - for Ashton Kutcher to emerge from stage left at one of the POTUS-Elect's staged gatherings to announce that Mr. Trump has "Punk'd" all of us, prior to the latter sharing the actual list of nominees and appointees with the nation.

Truth be told, I agree with Mr. Trump on one thing:  I do not find Alec Baldwin's work on SNL as a Trump imitator to be particularly funny.  But then again, I do not find Trump, the Original's work to be quality entertainment either. 

And unlike the Original, I can simply ignore whatever Baldwin does without suffering any consequences whatsoever.   



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