Er, thanks, but next time could you maybe skip the Duffy analogy?
The strange case of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman raises a number of serious questions about defence and justice policy in Canada…. I know him slightly and it is not conceivable to me that he intended to abuse his office corruptly, and I will support his defence fund and respectfully urge readers to consider doing so also…. They had no case against Mike Duffy and I doubt if they have a shadow of a case against Norman.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, National Post, May 4, 2018.
Translation: He’s just making shit up as he goes along
[Trump] is not so much a cynic as a methodological agnostic, not a liar as much as a disbeliever in absolute secular truths.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, Donald J. Trump: A Goombah Like No Other.
Lord Tubby, the greatest judge of horse flesh since…er, Donald Trump
Scott Pruitt…vehemently defended himself while facing tough questions about his spending and alleged ethical transgressions at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday. …Pruitt’s decisions at the head of EPA are the subject of a dozen investigations, reviews and audits from a variety of oversight bodies, including the inspector general, Government Accountability Office and Congress.
—Reported by Gregory Wallace and Veronica Stracqualursi, cnn.com, May 16, 2018.
Contrary to the wails of apprehension from the universal alarmist consensus, the transition process…has produced widely admired candidates to fill the great offices of the United States government. [T]he designated head of the Environmental Protection Agency (Scott Pruitt), will fight pollution and support conservation tooth and nail, but will not imagine that a possible one centigrade degree rise in the world’s temperature in 80 years for unknown reasons justifies fuelling automobiles with pablum, making every roof a crystal palace of solar panels, foresting windmills in every under-built area, except where it might discommode the scenic panorama of the altruistic rich such as the detritus of the Kennedys at Cape Cod.
—Conrad Lord Tubby, Natonal Post, Dec. 16, 2016.
...Pruitt’s five-alarm blaze of cartoonish corruption….
—Dana Milbank, Washington Post, May 16, 2018.
[T]he forces of American renewal, unstylish, even rough, but relentlessly purposeful, are preparing a national and policy metamorphosis unprecedented in its scope and pace in non-revolutionary political history…. The new Environmental Protection director, Scott Pruitt, will fight for conservation and against pollution, but dismantle the insane campaign for renewable resources and will promote the production of oil and natural gas and the reduction of the current account deficit.
—Conrad. Lord Tubby, National Post, Jan. 1, 2017.
[Pruitt] confirmed that he had established a legal defense fund… The acknowledgments came amid increasing allegations of legal and ethical misconduct by Mr. Pruitt that have led some lawmakers, including in his own party, to call for his resignation. They were part of testimony before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the environment, the third congressional hearing Mr. Pruitt has faced in less than a month.
—Lisa Friedman and Coral Davenport, New York Times, May 16, 2018.
Except by Melania, of course
Now it is the unutterable foolishness about Stormy Daniels, an ingenuous woman whose charm is mitigated by her terribly obnoxious lawyer, whom the Democrats have turned into a media star. The president encountered her one evening ten years before the election and no misconduct is alleged.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, newsmax.com, May 9, 2018.
Tubby don’t lose that number
The president has risen fairly steadily in the polls to between 45 and 50 percent, and ahead of where President Obama was eight years ago, despite the most intensive media sandbag-job since that which overwhelmed Richard Nixon in 1973–74.
Donald Trump’s approval rating: 41.9%
—fivethirtyeight.com’s poll of polls, May 9, 2018.
Barack Obama’s approval rating, May 9, 2010: 47%
Hang on—weren’t the handcuffs already on Mrs Manafort when they got there?
And in order to give cover for Mueller’s pre-dawn raid into Manafort’s home with agents with drawn guns, snapping handcuffs on Mrs. Manafort, Rosenstein expanded the mandate retroactively but has tried to conceal the new terms.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, newsmax.com, op. cit.
What about being a reader?
It is shaming to be so self-interested, but my publisher, Regnery, has insisted I mention my book “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other,” which will be out next Monday and which NRO is graciously excerpting. (I apologize for my gaucherie; being an author imposes indignities.)
I say, let us together castigate snobbery and censure spite
The longer his enemies try, in their snobbery and partisan spite, to criminalize policy differences, the more bone-crushing will be their defeat. They have sown, and they shall reap.
Donald, you blackguard! I type my fingers to the bone for you, and this is how you repay me!?
The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed…U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve…as a judge in the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals after President Donald Trump nominated her for the seat in February.
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth released the following statement after St. Eve [was]confirmed by a unanimous Senate vote. “Amy St. Eve [has] the experience, integrity, and judgment that we look for in federal judges…. We appreciate the Administration working with us and with our nonpartisan screening committee to reach consensus on nominees who will serve the people of Illinois well.”
—Kara Berg, Belleville (Ill.), News-Democrat, May 14, 2018.
“Mr. Black, you have violated your duty to Hollinger International and its shareholders,” Judge Amy St. Eve told him. “I frankly cannot understand how somebody of your stature could engage in the conduct you engaged in and put everything at risk, including your reputation.”
—Reported by Mary Vallis and Theresa Tedesco, National Post, Dec. 14, 2007.