What next? Michael Moore to take charge of the school lunch program? Eva Longoria appointed to the Supreme Court? Bill Ayers to head up the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
The other day, Bob Belvedere cited an observation from the late Jaques Barzun: "When people accept futility and the absurd as normal, the culture is decadent." The recent election reflected heaping helpings of both futility and absurdity. The federal government, and a huge swath of the American electorate, can no longer be considered serious about their responsibility for the nation's future - which makes for dangerous times, indeed.
Unrelated update: Is there anybody in uniform who hasn't been sending emails to Jill Kelley?
In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.
Unrelated update II: Unpaid social liaising, illustrated.