I’m spending Easter Sunday with my friend Candy, who is so devout she occasionally makes my teeth hurt. So in order to be a good guest, I’m getting my snark out of my system today. In that spirit, I bring up these three points:
1) The allegations against Speaker Nancy Pelosi are so serious that I think we need a special prosecutor to look into the matter, one fully empowered to subpoena any and all members of her staff to testify under oath about their involvement in what APPEARS to be a willful, deliberate conspiracy to violate the Logan Act. And if they cannot tell a consistent story under oath, then they should be charged with perjury — even if the investigation shows no violation of the Logan Act ever occurred.
2) William Jefferson, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Karl Rove: there is substantial evidence of corruption and/or illegal activities against three of the four named above. Yet those who rant and rave about “ending the culture of corruption” howl for the indictment, arrest, conviction, and jailing (not necessarily in that order) for the one of the four who has withstood a full, thorough criminal investigation by a zealous special prosecutor.
3) 20-odd years ago, “the Iran-Iraq War” was my favorite example of a situation where I wished both sides could lose. When Saddam’s regime was overthrown, I mourned the loss of this truly valuable rhetorical device. But now I find myself with new candidates — Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell, Geraldo Rivera and Bill O’Reilly, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.