The book from “Anonymous,” a book that comes rather out of the blue, or at least not long-anticipated, has some details that must rattle the administration’s cages.
First, the defense that the author is only seeking money by releasing “trash” seems unavailable:
The publisher says the anonymous book author did not take an advance payment for the book, and plans to donate a substantial amount of royalties to “non-profit organizations that focus on government accountability and on supporting those who stand up for the truth in repressive countries around the world,” a representative of the author, Matt Latimer, told The Washington Post.
Of course, with the money defense at least partially off the table, the administration has moved on to bashing the author as too terrified to put his (or her) name on it.
“The coward who wrote this book didn’t put their name on it because it is nothing but lies,” said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
“Coward” seems a little strong given the way the White House has treated anyone who puts forth even the mildest criticism. One could understand someone preferring to remain anonymous. On the other hand, a name would allow the Right to simply trash the author more personally.
Among the most bizarre, or frightening, details includes the assertion that at one point people within the administration believed that V.P. Pence supported removal under the 25th Amendment in the period after Comey’s termination.
Pence said today that such an accusation was appalling.
The Washington Post has reported that the book also describes a time during which many in the administration considered a “mass resignation” as a sign of protest. That detail probably doesn’t surprise too many folks outside the Right. But it is interesting sourced to someone inside.
The book also includes an unanticipated admission by the author, that the desire to “protect” the country from Trump was not proper on his part, that unelected officials should never put themselves into such a position. The fact that the admission is true may leave some more scared, despite being unequivocally correct as a matter of good government.
There are several more details within the article, one can move over to USA Today and absorb them, they are not flattering, or that substantive.
Friday Pick Six: Off to the weekend we go, but since I have already had my weekend I am under a bigger obligation to keep up to date over the next few days, keep checking-in.
What You Should Pick to Click: The Canadian with some of the best music over the last 20 years, Sarah McLachlan: “Building a Mystery.”
BEST FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEKEND: The most obvious pick so far.
1 Alabama v. 2 LSU:
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What you would see standing in a black hole:
The Best Thing on the Internet:
If you have never heard of this, it likely indicates you’re normal. Still, it is interesting. The emails associated with the most “real” … UFO video to come out of the government?
— Alejandro Rojas (@alejandrotrojas) August 18, 2019
BEST THING ON THE INTERNET THAT INCLUDES A DOG:
More accurately, we have a “pack” of videos, appropriately enough, the top 10 funniest dog videos from 2017, dogs never go out of style.
Your Weekend Real President: President Bartlett: Kids propose lowering the voting age toooo, nothing, no age limit. And Bartlett at least takes them “seriously.”
Well, I am off to poke around and find some details to update with respect to the late breaking news, and whatever else happens to pop-up. 🙂
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