From the daily archives: Monday, July 17, 2017

Some week, huh? It’s getting so that a columnist can’t limit the words to a single exciting episode.

So let’s begin with Donald Sr. He and Melania shot off to Paris for Bastille Day (As if he cared about such trivial things). But, yep. Photo-ops galore where he told the world that France was “beautiful” and, to her face exclaimed to Brigitte Macron, the French president’s wife, “You’re in such good shape,” undiplomatically adding, “She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful.”

(She’s 64; Emmanuel Macron, 38 – a non-issue for French voters.)

But The Don had to find […]

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After being caught lying last week about Ohio, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence came back with – you guessed it – more lies.

Lying has become the default modus operandi of the Trump Administration, so this should surprise exactly no one.

From the Columbus Dispatch:

Pence, former governor of Indiana, singled out Kasich during a speech at the National Governors Association gathering in Providence, Rhode Island.

“I know Gov. (John) Kasich isn’t with us, but I suspect that he’s very troubled to know that in Ohio alone, nearly 60,000 disabled citizens are stuck on waiting lists, leaving […]

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Ohio’s junior U.S. senator and deficit hawk in Washington, Rob Portman, waltzed to an easy win last year when he used the state’s nation-leading opiate crisis as his chief campaign strategy to appear reasonable.

What was unreasonable was the senator voting against a budget bill that funded his plan, claiming “wasteful spending” in other parts of the bill forced him to vote  to orphan his plan that he crowed he worked so hard to get into the bill.

“Commonsense conservative” Rob Portman – President George W. Bush’s budget director – is against government spending when it comes […]

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