It’s easy to look at what’s happening in Washington, D.C. and despair. That’s why I carry a little plastic Obama doll in my purse. I pull him out every now and then to remind myself that the United States had a progressive, African American president until very recently. Some people find this strange, but you have to take comfort where you can find it in Donald Trump’s America.Equally funny is this nugget concerning Tim Kaine, buried in some observations about the pool of Democratic candidates for office:
Other credible potential candidates include New Jersey’s Cory Booker, an African American, Connecticut’s Chris Murphy, a passionate promoter of stiffer gun laws, and Virginia’s Tim Kaine, who was not stellar as Hillary Clinton’s running mate but recently brought donors in Boston to tears with a performance of This Land is Your Land, played on his harmonica [emphasis mine - Paco]. Bernie Sanders is almost certain to run again.If only Sanders can learn to play the banjo, no doubt he and Kaine will make an invincible team.
Abramson was fired in May of 2014 from the Times amidst a flurry of stories that she was the victim of sexual discrimination. I wonder if, possibly, the truth is that she was even too loony for publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. (who's as flaky as a slab of mica, himself).