You probably remember back in November when Trump was touting the virtues of “decorum,” probably a word that Stephen Miller taught him, on the one hand — and on the other, tweeting about “Little Adam Schitt?” There’s no love lost, ever, between the Conman in Chief and the brilliant California congressman. Here’s Rep. Schiff’s latest salvo over the Trump bow, directed at John Bolton.
I’ve at times posed the unanswerable question of how one can ethically serve a deeply unethical man.
It appears the National Security Advisor’s approach is to pretend he doesn’t understand English. https://t.co/DGDLfpesZ6
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 3, 2019
Now John Bolton is far and away not the first Republican, nor the last, to come up with ambiguous, nay, incomprehensible translations, when they can’t bear to address the fact that they’re looking as bad as they are. Remember then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with the knowns and the unknowns?
Refresh your memory with this squib from Wikipedia:
“There are known knowns” is a phrase from a response United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld gave to a question at a U.S. Department of Defense(DoD) news briefing on February 12, 2002 about the lack of evidence linking the government of Iraq with the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups.
Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.
Now, again, this is Republican-speak. This is not unusual. This is more common than you would know, unless you’ve been paying close attention. Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes made an appearance on NPR back in December, 2016, where she made the incredible statement that, “There are no such things as facts.”
And of course, there’s Rudy Giuliani’s signature line, “Truth isn’t truth!” So, what is truth, Rudy? Never mind, we know what it’s not. It’s not what it is, so it’s something else. Oh, my, where was I? Oh, my ears and whiskers. I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date. Because you see, Lewis Carroll is the only man who understands this. He was the visionary who foresaw the Trump administration in a crystal ball, when he said, “The words mean what you want them to mean.”
Ask Kellyanne the next time she’s on Hannity’s show, she’ll give you a choice of pills and explain it to you.