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letting go

March 25, 2019

I am surprised by the short version of the Mueller report, but not really disappointed.  I withheld judgement, believing that he would be fair and thorough, and I think he was. My main mistake was being too influenced by the ocean of speculation by pundits of all stripes, a problem I’m correcting by cutting back on my TV time.

Spring broke dramatically here just as the probe wound up, so I have winter clean up and ample chores to do anyway.  And the Sweet Sixteen next weekend.

I’m quite cheered that it’s over.  Implication of guilt would have added massive problems to the U.S. political and legal systems.  I hope that the Democrats, other than ensuring the full report sees sunlight, won’t dwell on it.  Nancy Pelosi showed her extensive smarts recently by spurning talk of impeachment.  There are many other investigations of Trump that seem to have much more beef to them.

Trump has been almost non-Trumpian in his response to the report.  True, he immediately misrepresented it by claiming that it “completely” exonerated him, but that’s just Donnie being Donnie.  His smugness seems subdued.  He’s got to be exhausted from two years of this shit.  He has vaguely threatened copious inquiries into the Mueller probe.  However, the GOP would be wise not to get into another destructive Benghazi loop.  We have soooooo many real problems to address.

The silver lining is that we are now freed up to deal with these issues, including the much larger question of direct Russian interference with the last two national elections.   Trump will likely get a bump in his approval rating from this.  Can he build on it?

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6 Comments
  1. John Bozich permalink
    March 25, 2019 12:54 pm

    AP-seems so long ago that we had talks of a political nature right here in the heart of America though I sometimes feel it was but an eye blink ago. I find comfort in seeing that as we get along in years, some life values have remained either unchanged or improved in true moral compass. Keep writing, Marine…and thanks for being so public.

    JB

    • April 5, 2019 1:01 pm

      You’re most welcome. Writing about this reduces the buzzing in my head.

  2. March 25, 2019 1:38 pm

    no one has said the orange anus did not do anything wrong. mueller just did not say he was guilty, or that he was innocent. i think that is up to congress to decide…after the FULL report is seen…BY ALL. if those jackasses think for one minute that the american public is going to be satisfied with ANYONE’S summary, well they are freaked wrong. no…f-ing..way.

  3. Gordon permalink
    March 27, 2019 5:07 pm

    And just when I thought Donnie Boy was acting all un-Trumpian and turning our media world upside down, who should step in to save Democrats who were poised to spend the next year trying to get a look at the full report itself and possibly risking the election in the process but the Trumpmeister himself, a-vowing to kill Obamacare in the courts. His base will be pleased, the rest of the nation, a growing majority, may just be able to talk about healthcare.

  4. ALBERT MCCLARAN permalink
    March 28, 2019 2:20 pm

    HOW MANY OF THE LAST PRESIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPUBLICANS? HOW MANY OF THESE REPUBLICANS HAVE THE DEMOCRATS TRIED TO IMPEACH? JUST ASKING

    • April 5, 2019 12:59 pm

      I’m not sure how far back you consider “the last” presidents go, but since our birth year, seven. Nixon would have been if he hadn’t resigned. Only Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Clinton in 1998 — both Democrats — have been impeached. They were acquitted.

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