Former Trump Aide Michael Caputo: I Know Who the Op-Ed Writer Is

"She."

Not only did "she" hide behind an anonymous op-ed instead of quitting, she tried to pin the blame on her colleagues, leaving several hints in the piece that led analysts to different officials in the administration. She published the piece now in order to affect the midterms and impeach President Trump, Caputo also suggested.

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Caputo left listeners a few other hints about the op-ed authorís identity:


"It's par for the course for her strange personality."

"It's dangerous to fire her because of who she's related to."

He added that the writer is "arrogant" and sees herself as "Captain America."

I think I know who he means. I'm not saying I know this; I'm saying that last week a rumor went around conservative circles, and he either heard the rumor too, or he was one of the people starting it.

Per the rumor, and comporting with Caputo's "it's dangerous to fire her because of who she's related to," the claim is that it's Mitch McConnell's wife Elaine Chao, current Secretary of Transportation.

I'm not saying it's her. I'm just saying I've heard the same rumor floating around, and Caputo seems to be referencing it.

I don't put any stock in that and I don't put any additional stock in it just because Caputo is hinting around it. But I figure if people are hinting at it, you might as well know what they're hinting at.


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1 1st?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2018 02:28 PM (d7Ww2)

2 and second

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2018 02:28 PM (d7Ww2)

3 and this looks bad for PDT. I thought Chao was in his corner

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2018 02:28 PM (d7Ww2)

4 am I the only one here?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2018 02:29 PM (d7Ww2)

5 It's a Red Wedding!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 12, 2018 02:29 PM (uDcBt)

6 Elaine Chao? If true, that would be disappointing.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 12, 2018 02:29 PM (a0IVu)

7 Seeing red.

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 12, 2018 02:29 PM (XKZwp)

8
Mmmmm, links.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:29 PM (BWL+E)

9 Thanks Ace! Now I'm so well red....

Posted by: NC Ref at September 12, 2018 02:29 PM (fr4q8)

10 Mars it is...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 02:29 PM (6qErC)

11 3
and this looks bad for PDT. I thought Chao was in his corner

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2018 02:28 PM (d7Ww2)
Yup, disappointing for that reason.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 12, 2018 02:30 PM (a0IVu)

12 The creepy porn lawyer is a fucking liar and also a piece of fucking shit.

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at September 12, 2018 02:30 PM (jjaLl)

13
The corgis (Pembroke and Cardigan) have been called.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:30 PM (BWL+E)

14 Captain America?

Wow what delusions.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 12, 2018 02:30 PM (gPuuk)

15 Does Chao translate to "red?"

Posted by: Diogenes at September 12, 2018 02:30 PM (0tfLf)

16 is hinting around it. But I figure if people are hinting at it, you might as well know what they're hinting at."

So, any hints?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 02:30 PM (6qErC)

17 And just like that, it's over.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 12, 2018 02:30 PM (uDcBt)

18 Damn. Although not surprising. I wouldn't trust a McConnell or Chao any further than I could throw em.

Posted by: Bosk at September 12, 2018 02:30 PM (fjMEv)

19 Cocaine Mitch married Resistance Bitch?

Posted by: Hands at September 12, 2018 02:30 PM (786Ro)

20 Melania! How could you!!!

Posted by: tu3031 at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (jDF8P)

21 Chao or KellyAnne

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (rIQuo)

22 Have to let her stew until after the midterms.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (mCMQ5)

23 I don't put any stock in that and I don't put any additional stock in it just because Caputo is hinting around it. But I figure if people are hinting at it, you might as well know what they're hinting at.

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The thing that gives me pause, is that Trump said he also thought it was a woman at his Montana? rally.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (5aX2M)

24 It wouldn't surprise me. She and her husband are both creatures of Washington. They've been around for decades. It's easy to develop a severe case of "I know best" under those circumstances. Still, who knows?

Posted by: pep at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (5GcKk)

25 >>>"It's par for the course for her strange personality."

The politically correct term would be "inscrutable personality".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (/qEW2)

26 Wouldn't Caputo say "married to" instead of "related to" if it was McConnell's wife?

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (XKZwp)

27 If true, seems like it could be bad. In that trump and McConnell seem to have a good of fraught relationship in that they are both right now accomplishing things that conservatives have longed for - the confirmation of good judges.

Posted by: SH at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (XyYvC)

28 I choose to believe it is not her.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (a0IVu)

29 Who the hell knows.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (NWiLs)

30
Fire the Secretary of Transportation? That's obstruction of justice!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (BWL+E)

31 Anyone notice that the modern age has a metric shit-ton of passive aggressiveness?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (ycWCI)

32 Tokyo Rose strikes again.

Posted by: Ramone at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (1yMs2)

33 Does Chao translate to "red?"
Posted by: Diogenes


As in Red China? Yeah.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (rIQuo)

34 Hmm.
So there's no evidence of anything?

She's a witch!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (6qErC)

35 Well out with it then

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (T4oHT)

36 Wait, why didn't I know that Cocaine Mitch had been getting himself some Asian 'tang?

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (xN1DB)

37 She was my first guess.

Swamp-creature, married to the ultimate swamp creature.

Posted by: DocJ at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (NYS7S)

38 I dunno - that Fiona character seems a lot more likely fit than Chao does, I don't think Chao was stupid enough to take this risk.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (k1TUh)

39 What do we do with witches?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (d7Ww2)

40 So it's not just Sen. Feinstein. Republicans also have a Chinese mole problem.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (/qEW2)

41 So Captain America now identifies as a woman? Damn it, Marvel, is there a single character you haven't fucked up?

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (7HtZB)

42
Make her People's Commissar for Water Transport.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (BWL+E)

43 Ancient Chinese secret, huh?

Posted by: DinsdalePiranha at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (vL4r+)

44 39
Wait, why didn't I know that Cocaine Mitch had been getting himself some Asian 'tang?

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (xN1DB)

Because he's married.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (5jVnA)

45 It was Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick.

Posted by: Stowe at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (1yMs2)

46 I thought Chao when I first read this but it doesn't make sense. She's been a DC swamp person for decades and surely knows there is no such thing as "anonymous", especially when it comes to the MSM outing GOPers.

Posted by: WisRich at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (G0vdT)

47 is hinting around it. But I figure if people are hinting at it, you might as well know what they're hinting at."

So, any hints?
Posted by: Anon a mouse


Praying there are no chinks in Trumps armor.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (rIQuo)

48 42 What do we do with witches?
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (d7Ww2)

Build a bridge out of her!

Posted by: josephistan at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (7HtZB)

49 42 What do we do with witches?
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (d7Ww2)

In DC, they increase their pensions.

Posted by: Roy at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (s0mEx)

50 Marvel needs to ruin Howard the Duck now.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (gPuuk)

51 I still think that op-ed is a bunch of fan fiction dreamed up by all of the eighth-grade mean girls at the NYT.

But that's just me.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (uDcBt)

52 Word in the D.C. Cloakroom is that it's Chao.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 12, 2018 02:34 PM (vbJig)

53 Don't break my heart.

Posted by: Turner at September 12, 2018 02:34 PM (1yMs2)

54 53 George Lucas already did that....

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2018 02:34 PM (mCMQ5)

55 He added that the writer is "arrogant" and sees herself as "Captain America."


Noooo, don't give Marvel any ideas for woking more of their characters!

Posted by: Hands at September 12, 2018 02:34 PM (786Ro)

56
"it's dangerous to fire her because of who she's related to"

That's an interesting slant.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:34 PM (BWL+E)

57 Maybe she's trying to avenge Bruce Ohr.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 02:35 PM (/qEW2)

58 She wrote it in a fortune cookie.

Posted by: TexasJew at September 12, 2018 02:35 PM (c+cGk)

59 34 Anyone notice that the modern age has a metric shit-ton of passive aggressiveness?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (ycWCI)

Loads. I blame feminization.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 12, 2018 02:35 PM (NWiLs)

60 Chao wears the pants in that family, no doubt about it.

Posted by: Ulin at September 12, 2018 02:35 PM (1yMs2)

61 Praying there are no chinks in Trumps armor."

el snorto.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 02:35 PM (6qErC)

62 I should say Chao was my first guess if this wasn't a bunch of fiction created out of whole cloth by Pravda on the Hudson

Posted by: DocJ at September 12, 2018 02:35 PM (NYS7S)

63 My response to this is I have never talked to Michael Caputo.

Posted by: Elaine Chao at September 12, 2018 02:36 PM (XcgmW)

64 Agit-prop to breed suspicion inside the White House? To sow chaos. Wait a minute... Chao .. Chaos just one letter.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 12, 2018 02:36 PM (gPuuk)

65 That's an interesting slant. "

That's RAYCISS!!!!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 02:36 PM (6qErC)

66 the claim is that it's Mitch McConnell's wife Elaine Chao, current Secretary of Transportation.

Secretary of Transportation? What does she do, call people cabs when they get too drunk at White House parties?

Who gives a shit if she's the turtle's wife? What is McConnell going to do that's going to make things that much worse on the Congressional side? I think it's best to expose him for the backstabbing, little douchebag that we've always known him to be.

Posted by: King, Admiral, Emperor Barky at September 12, 2018 02:36 PM (w0IWw)

67 If someone would just shoot me right now I would call it a mercy killing

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2018 02:36 PM (T4oHT)

68 They can't all be winners.

Posted by: Valerie at September 12, 2018 02:36 PM (1yMs2)

69 >>> She published the piece now in order to affect the midterms and impeach President Trump, Caputo also suggested.


HAHAHAHAH!!!!!!

Posted by: Max Power at September 12, 2018 02:36 PM (q177U)

70 Scuttlebutt

Posted by: Hands at September 12, 2018 02:36 PM (786Ro)

71 51 I still think that op-ed is a bunch of fan fiction dreamed up by all of the eighth-grade mean girls at the NYT.

But that's just me.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (uDcBt)

A composite, then.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 12, 2018 02:37 PM (NWiLs)

72 He added that the writer is "arrogant" and sees herself as "Captain America."

More like Dom Delouise's Captain Chaos from Cannonball Run - Xim, for Elaine Chaos.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 12, 2018 02:37 PM (w0IWw)

73 She's a Bush appointee and wife of Mitch. Nobody trust Mitch or Bush.
Plus there has always been this rumor in Washington Chao is a bit eccentric.
I'm gonna go with highly possible. But Trump would still fire her if it was.
But then, she was asked and denied it.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 12, 2018 02:37 PM (VpIIl)

74 How is Chao "Captain America"? Isn't she and her family the ones in bed with ChiCom shipping?

Posted by: Iblis at September 12, 2018 02:37 PM (9221z)

75 I don't dismiss the possibility of Caputo giving out some bad info just to screw the people who may have been responsible for his Mueller questioning.

Posted by: WisRich at September 12, 2018 02:38 PM (G0vdT)

76 Pretty sure Marvel has made every character gay,a woman or black by now.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2018 02:38 PM (mCMQ5)

77
Meh. I think it's a phony op-ed from the Times editors.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 12, 2018 02:38 PM (G4W16)

78 51 I still think that op-ed is a bunch of fan fiction dreamed up by all of the eighth-grade mean girls at the NYT.

But that's just me.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (uDcBt)

It was a game. You write a sentence and then someone else writes the next one and before you know it. War & Peace!

Posted by: Willie at September 12, 2018 02:38 PM (1yMs2)

79 So Mitch married a Democrat.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 12, 2018 02:38 PM (UsCnO)

80 76 Pretty sure Marvel has made every character gay,a woman or black by now.
Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2018 02:38 PM (mCMQ5)

Or all three.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 12, 2018 02:38 PM (NWiLs)

81 He added that the writer is "arrogant" and sees herself as "Captain America."

Noooo, don't give Marvel any ideas for woking more of their characters!
Posted by: Hands at September 12, 2018 02:34 PM (786Ro)


========

Actually, to be accurate, it's Captain Marvel who is a woman, although Captain Marvel is more of a title, and has been played by both men and women in the past.

Captain America has always been a man, which isn't to say that Marvel wouldn't mess with that in the future.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 02:39 PM (/qEW2)

82 Didnt one of the editors claim they had to put in some effort to verify this person as a senior member or whatever?
If it was her that would have been no effort at all.

Posted by: Mattk at September 12, 2018 02:39 PM (GqDzq)

83 Secretary of Transportation, All-American Hero? Isn't that just a fake job for grifters and their relatives?

Posted by: Deep Frozen State at September 12, 2018 02:39 PM (XcgmW)

84 Pretty sure Marvel has made every character gay,a woman or black by now."

Can't. Would lose the Chinese audience... gotta throw something in there...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 02:39 PM (6qErC)

85 Too bad McConnell is too valuable to piss off right now. Otherwise instead of Ellen Chao it would be "Ciao, Ellen".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 02:40 PM (/qEW2)

86 By "dangerous", I assume Caputo means this person's "relation" can do damage to Trump. But if it was Chao, damage to Trump is what she wants.

I think it's someone with a relationship to someone powerful in the media. Does anyone know anyone working for Trump who's married to someone in the media?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 12, 2018 02:40 PM (NFEMn)

87 It's written by a millennial. It's the wet dog lady at the NYT. She made up some fake "inside source."

Posted by: Max Power at September 12, 2018 02:40 PM (q177U)

88 Anybody know if any Chou/McYertle employees received a letter of recommendation from Diane Feinstein's driver?

Posted by: Central Scrutinizer at September 12, 2018 02:40 PM (vI+F1)

89 Where is the hurricane? I've got the bathtub and the gas tank filled and I'se ready.

Posted by: Xander at September 12, 2018 02:40 PM (1yMs2)

90 Remember they turned the Norse god of thunder into a woman, don't put it pass that hive of Soviet Justice Wanking that is Marvel to make Steve Rogers Stevie Rogers or Stephi.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 12, 2018 02:41 PM (gPuuk)

91 wait, we still have a department of labor?

Posted by: Gator Reynolds at September 12, 2018 02:41 PM (ABH6n)

92 Well, if you can't get rid of whoever it is, give 'em the mushroom treatment.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at September 12, 2018 02:41 PM (58Au8)

93 So, Sarah Jeong goes onto NYT editorial board. 1 week later, Elaine Cho (allegedly) hangs Trump out to dry. I'm not saying it's some Asian conspiracy.




But it could be.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 12, 2018 02:41 PM (ty7RM)

94 the claim is that it's Mitch McConnell's wife Elaine Chao, current Secretary of Transportation.

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*scary oriental music from World War 2 propaganda film*

Posted by: The DNC, always taking the high road at September 12, 2018 02:41 PM (ZJ8LU)

95 89 Where is the hurricane? I've got the bathtub and the gas tank filled and I'se ready.
Posted by: Xander at September 12, 2018 02:40 PM (1yMs2)
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It's out there, dipped down to Cat 3 level.

Posted by: WisRich at September 12, 2018 02:41 PM (G0vdT)

96 Hogtie to jeep. Number-one penalty play.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 02:41 PM (Bdeb0)

97 I don't know. Chao is the ultimate swamp creature and the editorial is strictly Amateur Hour. It doesn't add up.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 12, 2018 02:41 PM (HiLJ1)

98
It's like, can anyone name the last five Secretaries of Transportation? Half these cabinet departments have the same audioanimatronic dummies in place for the last 10 administrations.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:41 PM (BWL+E)

99 I think PDT hired Chao to have some leverage over McConnell.
Once Kavanaugh is confirmed, PDT can jettison her and perhaps start *really* draining the swamp.
Just spitballin' here.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 12, 2018 02:41 PM (8iiMU)

100 Being related to someone important.
Being in some respects eccentric.

Nope. Doesn't narrow it down.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 12, 2018 02:42 PM (0jtPF)

101 I heard that somewhere last week also. It's impossible to say without proof, but one thing is certain: Trump should purge every swamper from his administration after the mid-terms starting with Snoozy McSessions.

Posted by: cornbred at September 12, 2018 02:42 PM (HzeUN)

102 C'mon, you can almost hear a Bush appointee saying "this is the way we used to do it".

Posted by: Marcus T at September 12, 2018 02:42 PM (VpIIl)

103 screw it, everyone who could be labeled senior in the administration gets lie detectored.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 02:42 PM (MTjB1)

104 I'll take sex with Kevin Costner for $500, Alex.

Posted by: Yolanda at September 12, 2018 02:42 PM (1yMs2)

105 Fair to point out, one of Trump's proposal was merging department of education with department of labor and creating a department of human resources. So someone is looking at the exit...

Posted by: Gator Reynolds at September 12, 2018 02:42 PM (ABH6n)

106 Eh, I'm just glad it's not Nikki Haley. THAT would be a tough blow.

Posted by: LizLem at September 12, 2018 02:42 PM (hvf9s)

107 So who greased the skids for the other spouse?

Speaking of, what are these government employees worth after a life of earning $100k/year or so? 40 million? 60?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 12, 2018 02:42 PM (TcYq0)

108 Captain Marvelous

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2018 02:42 PM (IqV8l)

109 The entire op-ed read as though some youngish immature twat wrote it. Chao is old school..my suspicions are if she was out to get someone, it would be a lot more subtle and deadlu

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 12, 2018 02:43 PM (a0IVu)

110 No happy ending for you, Ace!

Posted by: Marcus T at September 12, 2018 02:43 PM (VpIIl)

111 I'm still of the opinion that this Op Ed actually helped Trump more than it hurt him.

This doesn't demoralize his supporters or pull anyone away from Trump that wasn't already opposed to him. It does give his supporters vindication "see! the swamp all really is out to get him!"

It wouldn't surprise me at all if the NYT at some point in the future floats an idea like "Gee, we really wish we could tell you who this was, but we can't, see, because we've got so much gosh darn journalistic integrity, but you'll just have to trust us that it was actually a false-flag op by someone close to Trump to get his crazy conspiracy theory supporters to believe the Deep State thing."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 12, 2018 02:43 PM (KUaJL)

112 Well ... this shit keeps up ... and its going to put paid the notion of the editorial being fake.

I get the logic behind the theory, though. A fake op-ed to sow dissension in the ranks is absolutely something most media outlets will do.

Here's the deal as I see it though ... alot of what's going on right now only makes sense if there's ALREADY dissension in the ranks.

I think Trump has had to deal with a Fifth Column from Day One - I also think he stepped on his own dick by picking most of them himself and not firing many others when he had the chance.

I just don't think Trump is infallible ... and I'm wary of those that speak of him in Kim Jong-Un terms.

I do think the man is playing a Hell of a hand with the cards he drew ... and is getting better pretty quick. He's doing a better job than I ever could.

I would have went Kim Jong-Un on a bunch of their asses by now. AA gun and all.

Posted by: ScoggDog at September 12, 2018 02:43 PM (fiGNd)

113 just close down the Dept of Transportation. problem solved

Posted by: brak at September 12, 2018 02:43 PM (VckGX)

114 >>> Can't. Would lose the Chinese audience... gotta throw something in there...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 02:39 PM (6qErC)

It's a trap!

Posted by: Star Wars adding Rose Tiko for the Chinese Audience at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (hvf9s)

115
Trump's proposal was merging department of education with department of labor and creating a department of human resources.

We need a Department of Departments.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (IqV8l)

116 Surf's Up!

Posted by: Zelda at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (1yMs2)

117 Trump should ask Conway and Miller to draft a "response memo" for publication in the Times by "yet another anonymous Trump Administration senior official." In fact, each member of his team should be ordered to pen an anonymous letter to the Times.

This Should Be Worked.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (Bdeb0)

118 It's written by a millennial. It's the wet dog lady at the NYT. She made up some fake "inside source."
Posted by: Max Power at September 12, 2018 02:40 PM (q177U)

Caputo gives "anonymous" credit for it being "clever." But then admits that the op-ed was ghostwritten....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (NFEMn)

119 So what you are saying is the Federal Government is run by a bunch of mean girls who think they are still in high school?

Posted by: Delton Nom Klugenovski at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (I9Sw7)

120 109 The entire op-ed read as though some youngish immature twat wrote it. Chao is old school..my suspicions are if she was out to get someone, it would be a lot more subtle and deadly
Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 12, 2018 02:43 PM (a0IVu)



I concur. I don't think we should talk about how Mrs. Turtle *might* have done this without a lot more evidence.

It's too tabloid gossipy, Ace.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (ujg0T)

121 I've always assumed Trump was banging Elaine Chao at Mitch McConnell's insistence.

Posted by: ShainS at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (XFQj3)

122 I think it was more likely Jane Huntsman

Posted by: cool breeze at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (UGKMd)

123 you have to assume that whoever wrote the oped was deliberately trying to mislead by using language to point to other people, however, the writer seemed younger than chao. guessing it would be harder to fake age than other things.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 02:45 PM (MTjB1)

124
Speaking of, what are these government employees worth after a life of earning $100k/year or so? 40 million? 60?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature


Extreme couponing and a steady diet of ramen noodles.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:45 PM (BWL+E)

125 Cong inside the wire.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 02:45 PM (Bdeb0)

126 Being related to someone important.
Being in some respects eccentric.

Nope. Doesn't narrow it down."

Sure it does.

Let's see - the Beltway is 66 miles long, so, pie are squared/area of circle thingy...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 02:45 PM (6qErC)

127 Being married to a turtle will make a bitch mad.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2018 02:45 PM (2LelM)

128
Why in the world would Chao want to hurt the GOP in the midterms?

In any case, the op-ed seems to me to have been written by someone younger.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 12, 2018 02:45 PM (0jtPF)

129 And that means The Turtle knows, and approves.

Posted by: joncelli, toting his gator at September 12, 2018 02:46 PM (RD7QR)

130 The current Captain America is a black guy formerly The Falcon.Steve Rogers is an alt right nazi from what I understand.LUL

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2018 02:46 PM (mCMQ5)

131 CaptainUnderNoTyrant

Posted by: Bingo the Dog at September 12, 2018 02:46 PM (DWgH4)

132 Captain America has always been a man, which isn't to say that Marvel wouldn't mess with that in the future.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 02:39 PM (/qEW2)


The way they mess with that is they refer to him as Captain Rodgers instead of Captain America. You notice they also took away all his patriotic garb in the last movie. See in this case the character's problem is that he's supposed to represent America itself. Which is why they tried making him a Nazi or Uber-Leftist in the past. Depending on whether he was the hero or villain that month.

Posted by: Iblis at September 12, 2018 02:46 PM (9221z)

133 I concur. I don't think we should talk about how Mrs. Turtle *might* have done this without a lot more evidence.

It's too tabloid gossipy, Ace.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at September




well, that is silly, nothing wrong with speculation.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 02:46 PM (MTjB1)

134 And again, it may not be Chao.

This could be an attempt to sow discord between Trump and McConnell on the eve of the Kavanaugh confirmation as well as all the other judicial nominees McConnell is ramming through.

I didn't read the op-ed, but if it's as amateurish as so many claim, I can't imagine someone like Chao wrote it.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 12, 2018 02:46 PM (vg8iE)

135 The entire op-ed read as though some youngish immature twat wrote it. Chao is old school..my suspicions are if she was out to get someone, it would be a lot more subtle and deadlu
Posted by: IC


Sarah Jeong. At the behest of Chao.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 02:46 PM (rIQuo)

136 If it's her, fire her.
Fire the turtle too. (I know, I know, but I can hope)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 12, 2018 02:46 PM (bcbK8)

137 Seems like it would be good to stir up shit between PDT and McConnell to make sure nothing ever gets through the senate. Not buying it yet.

Posted by: DocCreep at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (+eMzQ)

138 Hurt Trump? The Op Ed helps him. He can wave it like a bloody shirt at rallies.

Posted by: Jean at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (j0Mw7)

139 I can't believe the people who think Chao is on Trump's side because publicly she told off some soibois for picking on her pet turtle.

Posted by: Idlepundit at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (tdVTp)

140 Extreme couponing and a steady diet of ramen noodles. "

That's what you're supposed to live on, tvarish. And celebrate that fact.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (6qErC)

141 56
"it's dangerous to fire her because of who she's related to"

That's an interesting slant.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:34 PM (BWL+E)

Dude...

Posted by: Hikaru at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (UnA8+)

142 Trump wrote it.

Covfefe, bitches.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (Bdeb0)

143 When I think of someone with an inside track to thwart the will of the administration, Secretary of Transportation did not leap to mind.


FWIW, my take is that either the editorial was Trumpian press-baiting or written by the NYT. I mean, if you have this super-secret nefarious plot to thwart the will of the voters as expressed by their elected representatives, why would you out yourself on the pages of the NYT?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Climate Change Offer! Mikey's Club Baffin Island Time-Shares are for You! at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (hLRSq)

144 54 I still think that op-ed is a bunch of fan fiction dreamed up by all of the eighth-grade mean girls at the NYT.

But that's just me.
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I initially had those odds at 3:1 , but now I think more like 5:7.

Posted by: theATL at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (r725l)

145 What about Spartacus?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (2LelM)

146 The Secretary of Transportation is 14th in the Presidential line of succession, right behind Sparky in the White House motor pool. So, Sparky, if they ever make you President, watch your back buddy.

Posted by: Deep Frozen State at September 12, 2018 02:48 PM (XcgmW)

147 I know! I know!

Posted by: Palin Steele at September 12, 2018 02:48 PM (WUMOr)

148 think it was more likely Jane Huntsman
Posted by: cool breeze at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (UGKMd)

Maybe, but would it be dangerous to fire Jon Huntsmann, the ambassador to Russia?

What about Romney? Doesn't he have spawn working for Trump?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 12, 2018 02:48 PM (NFEMn)

149

Garbage.

Posted by: irongrrampa at September 12, 2018 02:48 PM (S/hVx)

150 I read speculation that it is Fiona Hill.

And, didn't you find it interesting that the lawyer for the family of Jim Carey's suicided lover was Michael Avanatti?

Posted by: notsothoreau at September 12, 2018 02:49 PM (JKNZq)

151 Information from unreliable and biased sources goes in the circular file.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at September 12, 2018 02:49 PM (J+mig)

152 just from recent memory, Chao/McConnell have most of their wealth from China ... via her family directly (like $18M transfer), not China investments. BUT that still is a very convenient way to transfer pay to play money.

yeah, no idea what she has done on the job, but while McConnell is good on the judges, he and Ryan also jammed through the omnibus ... huge increase, no accountability.

But spending big money is the way to win elections still. (except on the wall ... a rather major point of contention with tea-party hater, "we're not gonna build no steenkin Wall" McConnell). McConnell is open border open trade globalist, which serves China's interest.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 12, 2018 02:49 PM (Cus5s)

153 Trump wrote it? More proof of his brilliance!

Posted by: ALH at September 12, 2018 02:49 PM (1yMs2)

154 Captain Marvelous
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2018 02:42 PM (IqV8l)


Captain Mahvelous.

Posted by: Captain Bill Kristol at September 12, 2018 02:49 PM (/qEW2)

155 Don't worry Dad, I hired Rod Wheeler!!

Posted by: Large Adult Son at September 12, 2018 02:50 PM (uNJ+5)

156 122 I think it was more likely Jane Huntsman
Posted by: cool breeze at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (UGKMd)
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Who?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 12, 2018 02:50 PM (0jtPF)

157 Bullshit.

If you know who it is, you say it.

If you coyly hint around, you do not know shit.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 12, 2018 02:50 PM (Uiz/V)

158 139
I can't believe the people who think Chao is on Trump's side because
publicly she told off some soibois for picking on her pet turtle.

Posted by: Idlepundit at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (tdVTp)
Chao is on the side that is in power, and right now that is Trump.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 12, 2018 02:50 PM (a0IVu)

159 31 Anyone notice that the modern age has a metric shit-ton of passive aggressiveness?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (ycWCI)

____

A symptom of narcissism ...

Posted by: ShainS at September 12, 2018 02:50 PM (XFQj3)

160 Hubba hubba! Maybe I should switch to being a "Chao hound".

Posted by: Jaspers at September 12, 2018 02:50 PM (/qEW2)

161 They've been around for decades. It's easy to develop a severe case of "I know best" under those circumstances. Still, who knows?
Posted by: pep at September 12, 2018 02:31 PM (5GcKk)

---

She does. Just ask her.

Maybe Caputo is just stirring shit for the sake of stirring it. I don't know any more now than I did before. I have not given up on the whole thing just being a NYT fabrication.

The fundamental problem of the Trump administration is that there are not enough certified non-freak, non-swamp personnel available to staff the entire Executive Branch. This sort of backbiting will continue for that reason, and I will continue to tune it out.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 12, 2018 02:50 PM (ZJ8LU)

162 Slate had a great article - "The Obvious Suspect"

It points to Jon Huntsman. Really good breakdown of why they think it is him. It's got his unique verbiage, style, vocabulary, ideology and his closeness to the Russia stuff since he is Amb. to Russia.

Posted by: From Concentrate at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (iKG6G)

163
It's a mistake to put an Asian female in charge of transportation.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (TAmPV)

164 3 and this looks bad for PDT. I thought Chao was in his corner
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2018 02:28 PM (d7Ww2)

Yeah. I'm going to hope it's not her; stand with her unless and until she's proven not worthy of that.

Posted by: m at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (yEr34)

165 Captain America has been used as a pawn of the left wing comic writers from the late 60's.He became Nomad because he was ashamed of the US after Watergate(I think they came up with something else in the comics but it was known that they meant Watergate).Later he became just The Captain because he was ashamed about America over something else.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (mCMQ5)

166 What about Romney? Doesn't he have spawn working for Trump?
Posted by: JoeF


RNC, iirc.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (rIQuo)

167 Why does anyone care? This op ed was written as a red herring. The Hurricane will blow this story into never never land and we will be doing box scores on Trump's Hurricane Response. To sum up the story - its dead Jim, let it go.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (2LelM)

168
Who?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille


The Deputy Assistant Undersecretary for Vice Presidential Administration. You don't get more senior than that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (BWL+E)

169 Speaking of Rombley, he deserves credit for correctly pointing out the GOP's absolute hypocrisy on the deficit yesterday.

There. I said it.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (HiLJ1)

170 Make her part of the wall.

Or a road leading to the wall.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (o/uDQ)

171 Meh. I think it's a phony op-ed from the Times editors.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 12, 2018 02:38 PM (G4W16)

That's what I've been thinking all along.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (kG5hP)

172 81 He added that the writer is "arrogant" and sees herself as "Captain America."

Noooo, don't give Marvel any ideas for woking more of their characters!
Posted by: Hands at September 12, 2018 02:34 PM (786Ro)

========

Actually, to be accurate, it's Captain Marvel who is a woman, although Captain Marvel is more of a title, and has been played by both men and women in the past.

Captain America has always been a man, which isn't to say that Marvel wouldn't mess with that in the future.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 02:39 PM (/qEW2)

Captain Marvel was a man for a long, long time. It's only recent fuckery that made him a chick.

Carol Danvers was 'Miss Marvel' and 'Ms. Marvel', as part of Marvel Comics trying to own every variation of that name.

Don't get me started on why Wonder Man is a thing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (bcbK8)

173 I have no idea if this is true or anyway of knowing either way.

I do know that if Ben Shapiro, Rick Wilson and the rest of the Kristolized Kicks suddenly start sucking off the turtle more often than their established turtle semen addictions normally indicate - then it points in that direction.

Personally, anything from the NYT is assumed false until proven otherwise. And they haven't proven shit.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (lIo59)

174 >>153 Trump wrote it? More proof of his brilliance!
Posted by: ALH at September 12, 2018 02:49 PM (1yMs2)

DJT: "Stephen, I need a catalyst to purge the White House of leakers. If I just ask for signed resignation letters a la Nixon, I'll get even more heat than I do now."
SM: "We write an anonymous letter to the Times whining about your administration, then use it as a pretext to smoke out the quim in your administration."
DJT: "You know my methods, Stephen. Employ them."

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (Bdeb0)

175
Remember how Chao was all up in some protesters' grilles when they basically threatened McConnell outside a DC restaurant recently? Whatever else she is, she doesn't strike me as the passive-aggressive type who'd write a pissy little anonymous op-ed as her big throw-down against an enemy.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (veoSD)

176
Is this one of those unsubstantiated assertions we were cautioned about a few days ago? The accusation without evidence?

Posted by: Delton Nom Klugenovski at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (I9Sw7)

177 ace, thank you for not playing the gossip game.

This is something that drives me nuts, all of the press pieces speculating about who could it possibly be for any leak at all when you know damn well that a good 80% of the people writing those pieces know damn well who it was.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (mf5HN)

178 It's a mistake to put an Asian female in charge of transportation.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (TAmPV)


The *perfect* comment. Nic and all.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (T71PA)

179 I don't think it's Chao. Remember, protestors showed up at their house and it was Chao that got in their faces and told them to leave? It just doesn't fit.

Posted by: notsothoreau at September 12, 2018 02:53 PM (JKNZq)

180 Gateway Pundit has a story quoting Obama as saying that Hillary fired the Benghazi heros when they were in the hospital in Germany and made them find their own way home from there.

There is no Honor among thieves.

Posted by: ALH at September 12, 2018 02:53 PM (1yMs2)

181 If Chao is proven to be the writer of that piece, she should be fired immediately. It doesn't matter if she's McConnell's wife. Unless she outs herself and resigns, proving it will be the hard part. Until then, there she is: Captain America.

'Captain America.' Geez Louise.

Posted by: troyriser at September 12, 2018 02:53 PM (Um8ak)

182 163
It's a mistake to put an Asian female in charge of transportation.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (TAmPV)


that's RACISSS

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (d7Ww2)

183 >>>Not only did "she" hide behind an anonymous op-ed instead of quitting, she tried to pin the blame on her colleagues

She yerrow.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (/qEW2)

184 someone should simply ask her, lots of people have denied writing the oped so nothing wrong with asking her.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (MTjB1)

185 139 I can't believe the people who think Chao is on Trump's side because publicly she told off some soibois for picking on her pet turtle.
Posted by: Idlepundit at September 12, 2018 02:47 PM (tdVTp)
-------------------------------
Chao is on Chao's side.
And I can't come up with any reason she would have for doing this sort of thing.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (0jtPF)

186 Anyone notice that the modern age has a metric shit-ton of passive aggressiveness?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 12, 2018 02:32 PM (ycWCI)


If ... by "modern age" you mean ever since I started working ... then yeah, it's all passive-aggressive.

When I started work in my twenties ... for dudes in their fifties ... back in the late nineties ... it was all passive-aggressive then too.

Little bullshit traps of "you can't say this" or "what do you mean by that" by fuckers scared to death of losing their jobs - that never understood how I did mine.

I think that's always been the way. Before there was HR, there were always Shop Rules ... and a shit-storm about who got to make 'em, and better yet who got to enforce 'em.

Posted by: ScoggDog at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (fiGNd)

187 Just because he refers to "she" doesn't mean we can assume gender.Maybe that is just her preferred pronoun....

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (mCMQ5)

188 From the sidebar . . .

Boy, Jonah is the Evel Knieval of shark jumping! Shouda stayed in the whale's belly.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (+y/Ru)

189 >>That's what I've been thinking all along.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (kG5hP)

At the risk of jumping on the bandwagon, me three. My first thought was "what a likely false-flag op." It didn't sound credible at all.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (Bdeb0)

190
It's a mistake to put an Asian female in charge of transportation.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic


They drive very slowly.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (BWL+E)

191
Posted by: notsothoreau at September 12, 2018 02:53 PM (JKNZq)





Was it their house? I honestly can't remember.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (veoSD)

192 she is no wendy deng.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 02:55 PM (MTjB1)

193 115
Trump's proposal was merging department of education with department of labor and creating a department of human resources.

We need a Department of Departments.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (IqV8l)



Personally, I thought we should merge the Department of Labor with the same of Commerce and create a Department of Labor and Commerce.

Fun fact: originally, immigration to the USA in Ellis Island or Angel Island days was overseen by the Department of Labor.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 12, 2018 02:55 PM (ujg0T)

194 67 If someone would just shoot me right now I would call it a mercy killing
Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2018 02:36 PM (T4oHT)

Cuz wut.

Posted by: m at September 12, 2018 02:55 PM (yEr34)

195 If this is true about Chao, it's way worse than that time she put pee pee in your coke.

Posted by: Bigg7s at September 12, 2018 02:56 PM (rYMhs)

196 Rodestone.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 02:56 PM (Bdeb0)

197 Deep state or Chinese tong mobster what difference, at THIS point does it make.

Human traffic much laney?

Posted by: Simplemind at September 12, 2018 02:56 PM (n78ZE)

198 It's a mistake to put an Asian female in charge of transportation.
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Ok, that's funny.
And, it reminds me of a joke I can't tell.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 12, 2018 02:56 PM (ty7RM)

199 Op-ed piece? That's last week's crisis. We're doing hurricanes this week.

Posted by: Spiff at September 12, 2018 02:56 PM (sLG2f)

200 So Rush is saying John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.

Wait for the elections, he tells them.


What a fuccing traitor. Secretly negotiating with enemies of the United States. Why is this clown not in a prison?


What I am thinking would get me banned for sure.

Not just AoS, but banned from the planet.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 12, 2018 02:56 PM (UsCnO)

201 I think it was more likely Jane Huntsman"

Me Tarzan...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 02:56 PM (6qErC)

202 Chao down! Chao down!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2018 02:56 PM (iwUO9)

203 I don't buy the Chao idea. If anything, Caputo's in on the gag and spreading disinformation here.

If only because the only other possible coming quickly to mind doesn't fly, either.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at September 12, 2018 02:57 PM (AM1GF)

204 Rodestone.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 02:56 PM (Bdeb0)


Fuck it ... that's my personal Thread Winner, right there.

Posted by: ScoggDog at September 12, 2018 02:57 PM (fiGNd)

205 Boy, Jonah is the Evel Knieval of shark jumping! Shouda stayed in the whale's belly.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler




so you know, evel never jumped sharks, pussed up at the last sec.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 02:57 PM (MTjB1)

206 The Lefties are amazing. They think they're Captain America while being Hydra, to a T.

They've wormed their way through the government, subverted institutions, and tried to grease the skids for an all powerful central government, but they think they're the plucky hero fighting the machine?

Posted by: Cato by Phone at September 12, 2018 02:57 PM (J+mig)

207 Err, "rodestar."

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 02:57 PM (Bdeb0)

208 Spitballing -- These hints that the op-ed writer is the wife of a GOP Senator might be disinformation aimed at making the base so pissed at congressional republicans that we don't turn out. Which would fail.

Posted by: Hands at September 12, 2018 02:57 PM (786Ro)

209 Sarah Jeong. At the behest of Chao.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 02:46 PM (rIQuo)



That's going from "they all look alike" to "they all think alike". Let's not go there.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 12, 2018 02:57 PM (ujg0T)

210 Ivanka Trump is related to somebody important. Maybe she's the author?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 12, 2018 02:58 PM (KUaJL)

211 Kung Chao Chicken Chop Socky Trump!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 12, 2018 02:58 PM (4ErVI)

212 Slate article:

Yeah, it's Cuntsman

https://slate.com/news-and-politi
cs/2018/09/new-york-times-op-ed-anonymous-writer-trump.html

Posted by: Max Power at September 12, 2018 02:58 PM (q177U)

213 Rodestone.
Posted by: Zod at September




were you thinking rodestar maybe?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 02:58 PM (MTjB1)

214 Is this one of those unsubstantiated assertions we were cautioned about a few days ago? The accusation without evidence?

Posted by: Delton Nom Klugenovski at September 12, 2018 02:52 PM (I9Sw7)


Pretty much so. You have prosecution and conviction via rumor; fairly standard DC practice.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Climate Change Offer! Mikey's Club Baffin Island Time-Shares are for You! at September 12, 2018 02:58 PM (hLRSq)

215 I think Trump wrote it. He should have. It only proves the Witch Hunt is true. Normals aren't swayed by back-stabbing and disloyalty like the freaks at the Times assume.

Advantage: Donny Two-Scoops!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 12, 2018 02:59 PM (Ndje9)

216 >>were you thinking rodestar maybe?
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 02:58 PM (MTjB1)

See me at 207, imperialist Yankee running dog.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 02:59 PM (Bdeb0)

217 147 I know! I know!
Posted by: Palin Steele at September 12, 2018 02:48 PM (WUMOr)



Now there's a sock from the "Where Are They Now?" file!

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 12, 2018 02:59 PM (ujg0T)

218 I'm still going with "composite."
But the biggest problem is that by running it in the Op Ed page they get to disclaim and duty to stick to "truth."
But by reporting, in the Op Ed, what amounts to "news" i.e. people close to the President are thinking x, y and z it gets reported as news.
So the facts can be faked, but they get the effect of "news."
Fake. News.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at September 12, 2018 02:59 PM (j4US8)

219 Lots of guesses, and nobody knows, but its probably not anyone in any real position of significant power. Like, the wife of an undersecretary of the guy who makes sure the 54th parallel doesn't move.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2018 02:59 PM (39g3+)

220 That's going from "they all look alike" to "they all think alike". Let's not go there.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 12, 2018 02:57 PM (ujg0T)


Whatever ... they all sure as Hell drive alike.

Some people are scared of Heights. I think those damn women are scared of open spaces.

Posted by: ScoggDog at September 12, 2018 02:59 PM (fiGNd)

221 It's probably Mr Hearst had Cy Tolliver submit it to the paper.

Posted by: Bingo the Dog at September 12, 2018 03:00 PM (DWgH4)

222 See me at 207, imperialist Yankee running dog.
Posted by: Zod at September



you have me at a disadvantage, hard to correct your mistakes as quickly as you make them.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 03:00 PM (MTjB1)

223
209 Sarah Jeong. At the behest of Chao.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 02:46 PM (rIQuo)


That's going from "they all look alike" to "they all think alike". Let's not go there.
------------------------
Cheng Chongs and Slope Heads don't get along.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2018 03:00 PM (2LelM)

224 Elaine Chao is not the spineless coward that penned the op-ed. Elaine is a stand-up American, without guile or anywhere near the depth of dupliciousness necessary to conceive of tripe like this, much less actually commit it to paper and publish it! Geez.

Posted by: Monkey see, monkey not do at September 12, 2018 03:00 PM (jy2w1)

225 We should have known it was Mitch and his bitch, or better yet, just bitch and bitch.

Posted by: Tentotwo at September 12, 2018 03:00 PM (yhf6w)

226 So Rush is saying John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.

The big flaw here is the idea that anyone, anywhere, takes John Kerry seriously.

"Yeah okay, Kuffir. Just go away. You sure we cannot behead him?"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2018 03:00 PM (39g3+)

227 152 just from recent memory, Chao/McConnell have most of their wealth from China ... via her family directly (like $18M transfer), not China investments. BUT that still is a very convenient way to transfer pay to play money.

yeah, no idea what she has done on the job, but while McConnell is good on the judges, he and Ryan also jammed through the omnibus ... huge increase, no accountability.

But spending big money is the way to win elections still. (except on the wall ... a rather major point of contention with tea-party hater, "we're not gonna build no steenkin Wall" McConnell). McConnell is open border open trade globalist, which serves China's interest.
Posted by: illiniwek at September 12, 2018 02:49 PM (Cus5s)



Elaine Chao's family is from Taiwan, not Red China, just to be clear.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 12, 2018 03:01 PM (ujg0T)

228 Chao is on the side that is in power, and right now that is Trump.

Agreed. With Mitch leaving the Senate Trump is her connection to power.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 12, 2018 03:01 PM (ZGrMX)

229 I think those damn women are scared of open spaces."

Turn signals.

They're scared shiiteless of turn signals, so they never use 'em.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 03:01 PM (6qErC)

230 220 That's going from "they all look alike" to "they all think alike". Let's not go there.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 12, 2018 02:57 PM (ujg0T)
-------------------
Stand them on their heads and they do in fact all look alike.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 12, 2018 03:01 PM (2LelM)

231 didn't the person that wrote it claim to have taken something from the oval office? so it would be a smaller number of people that would have such access, alone I'd assume.

or it is all fake, by Trump, to prove that DeepState is real and seditious.
or the NY Times wrote it ... last I heard they were hedging, saying they didn't get it from the writer, their anonymous person got it from the anonymous writer. So they can claim they are yet another step away from the sedition.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 12, 2018 03:01 PM (Cus5s)

232 *clubs puddin head with a frying pan repeatedly*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2018 03:01 PM (39g3+)

233 Seriously though I'd be surprised if she wrote it.

It could be the end of Mitch's career if she did. Unless he's planning on packing it in anyway.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 12, 2018 03:01 PM (4ErVI)

234 Choo Chao motherfucker.

That was implied.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2018 03:02 PM (O5bec)

235 I'm thinking both the original letter/op-ed and this further revelation are both disinformation; maybe the latter is unintentional, but it serves the same purpose.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at September 12, 2018 03:02 PM (87ijN)

236 >>you have me at a disadvantage, hard to correct your mistakes as quickly as you make them.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 03:00 PM (MTjB1)

Zod does not mistake. He checks to see who is worthy of employ in his Publications/Editing Department. You have been hired. You will report at midnight.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 03:02 PM (Bdeb0)

237 On the Chinese calendar there is no Year Of The Turtle

Posted by: Hands at September 12, 2018 03:02 PM (786Ro)

238 Clearly Kompromat from the Putin's GRU

Posted by: Louise Mensch at September 12, 2018 03:02 PM (sZaoP)

239 You'd think she keep her mouth shut given all the accusations of dubious shenanigans and shit Vis-a-Vis her family business and her husband Gobblet neck McFuckstick.

Posted by: dananjcon at September 12, 2018 03:03 PM (xqfqx)

240 I still think that op-ed is a bunch of fan fiction dreamed up by all of the eighth-grade mean girls at the NYT.



But that's just me.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 12, 2018 02:33 PM (uDcBt)

Probably a deliberate attempt by the Left and the NYT, BIRM, to poison the realtionship between Trump and McConnell.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2018 03:03 PM (iwUO9)

241 Wasn't Caputo interviewed by the Mueller circus at some point?

Mueller: "Be a real shame if we started taking about your Yeltsin and Putin work in public, Mike. Maybe you'd like to make some tweets for us?"

I should probably stop drinking right about now

Posted by: DocCreep at September 12, 2018 03:03 PM (+eMzQ)

242 Some people are scared of Heights. I think those damn women are scared of open spaces.

Posted by: ScoggDog
Please don't make sweeping generalizations about populations that drive like shit. We OWN that one.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at September 12, 2018 03:03 PM (cjslx)

243 You will report at midnight."

After Midnight,
We're gonna shake your tambourine...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 03:03 PM (6qErC)

244 This really can't be legal.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/307348/

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2018 03:04 PM (mCMQ5)

245 235
I'm thinking both the original letter/op-ed and this further revelation
are both disinformation; maybe the latter is unintentional, but it
serves the same purpose.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at September 12, 2018 03:02 PM (87ijN)

Agreed, but the earlier one was disinformation, this is dis-disinformation.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2018 03:04 PM (O5bec)

246 Barron Trump wrote the letter. Already the young master is preparing for his imperial role. He will usurp Father if Father will not leave gracefully.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 03:04 PM (Bdeb0)

247 Eric told Dad that the way to stop people from taking stuff off his desk was to put Ex Lax in some brownies. I wish he'd told me had to buy KG a new mattress!

Posted by: Large Adult Son at September 12, 2018 03:04 PM (uNJ+5)

248 the claim is that it's Mitch McConnell's wife Elaine Chao, current Secretary of Transportation.
---
The one with the Chi-Com links?

It's hard to believe she'd be disloyal.

Posted by: Methos at September 12, 2018 03:04 PM (XQvuQ)

249 Fucking Margaret Cho.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 12, 2018 03:04 PM (dNzKv)

250 think it was more likely Jane Huntsman
Posted by: cool breeze at September 12, 2018 02:44 PM (UGKMd)

Maybe, but would it be dangerous to fire Jon Huntsmann, the ambassador to Russia?

What about Romney? Doesn't he have spawn working for Trump?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 12, 2018 02:48 PM (NFEMn)
*************************
Not familiar with her.

What is the relationship to Jon Huntsman Jr.?

Posted by: redridinghood at September 12, 2018 03:04 PM (hECVl)

251

Fiona hill

Posted by: LASue at September 12, 2018 03:04 PM (oOYbM)

252
Whatever ... they all sure as Hell drive alike.



Some people are scared of Heights. I think those damn women are scared of open spaces.

Posted by: ScoggDog at September 12, 2018 02:59 PM (fiGNd)

I have typed 3 jokes, then erased them all. I could still run for President.

Here is one punchline:
Put a windshield in front of her.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 12, 2018 03:05 PM (UsCnO)

253 So Rush is saying John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.

-
Gosh, I hope they don't kidnap him and torture the hell out of him until they get pallets of money from Trump.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 12, 2018 03:05 PM (+y/Ru)

254 251

Fiona hill

Posted by: LASue at September 12, 2018 03:04 PM (oOYbM)

She hasn't had a hit record in years.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 12, 2018 03:05 PM (4ErVI)

255 Trump should fire Connie Chung and tell McConnell to suck it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 12, 2018 03:05 PM (dNzKv)

256 "Elaine Chao's family is from Taiwan, not Red China, just to be clear.

Posted by curmudgeon
thanks ... yeah that is different, they would still want influence though.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 12, 2018 03:05 PM (Cus5s)

257 192 she is no wendy deng.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 02:55 PM (MTjB1)

I think she learned a special trick at a brothel in Singapore or something because there's no explaining why she's been schtupped by so many powerful men.

Posted by: joncelli, toting his gator at September 12, 2018 03:05 PM (RD7QR)

258 Whomever this person is, they say they've removed papers from Trump's desk so he doesn't read them. I'm sorry, how is this not treason or a reason to be arrested? I mean I can't imagine it's okay to remove stuff from the President's desk. What are they removing, does it have national security implications?

Posted by: reality man at September 12, 2018 03:06 PM (xOBRH)

259 Here is one punchline:
Put a windshield in front of her.

Here's mine:
She could steal cars, but she couldn't drive them.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 12, 2018 03:06 PM (ty7RM)

260
So Rush is saying John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.


That would be screwed up if we needed Iran for anything, which we don't.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 12, 2018 03:06 PM (TAmPV)

261 From the sidebar - please tell me that fat CuckCruize CabinBoy Jonah G is at least getting savaged in teh comments.

No, I'm not going over the Cuckville to find out myself.

Posted by: DocJ at September 12, 2018 03:06 PM (NYS7S)

262 251

Fiona hill
Posted by: LASue at September 12, 2018 03:04 PM (oOYbM)

Harold's sister?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 12, 2018 03:06 PM (NWiLs)

263 Well, just got back from the Dr...


Got Strep and Pink Eye.


If that's not a metaphor for modern day America I don't know what is.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 12, 2018 03:07 PM (kT3/m)

264 Why do we have a DOT as a cabinet level position? Demote it to a subordinate of the DOE and make rick perry her boss.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 12, 2018 03:07 PM (dNzKv)

265 >>Gosh, I hope they don't kidnap him and torture the hell out of him until they get pallets of money from Trump. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 12, 2018 03:05 PM (+y/Ru)

"Kerry's only a hero because he got captured. And tortured. For years. By professional Persian torturers kind of thing. I prefer Frankensteins who don't get captured."

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 03:07 PM (Bdeb0)

266
Michael Caputo
Neil Cavuto

They all look alike to me.

Posted by: Delton Nom Klugenovski at September 12, 2018 03:07 PM (I9Sw7)

267

EM TAOZI FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Elaine Chaos' Hair at September 12, 2018 03:07 PM (7AQC5)

268 Barron Trump wrote the letter"

Paul Atreides?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (6qErC)

269 Got Strep and Pink Eye.


If that's not a metaphor for modern day America I don't know what is.
Posted by: Kreplach at September 12, 2018 03:07 PM (kT3/m)


More like you have adenovirus. Causes pink eye and sore throats.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (dNzKv)

270
John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.

Wait for the elections, he tells them.


Sounds like the old "Dear Comandante" letter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (IqV8l)

271 >>She could steal cars, but she couldn't drive them. Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 12, 2018 03:06 PM (ty7RM)

She could eat them. But she's stopped eating them. And she's stopped eating bars. Now she only eats guitars.

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (Bdeb0)

272 Ok, maybe I got some details wrong, but the Scotch is Benromach and THAT is never wrong!

Posted by: DocCreep at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (+eMzQ)

273 This really can't be legal.

I'm sure they found a sleazy way to avoid the letter of the law, but so far she's resisting. Probably not a big enough bribe.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (39g3+)

274 Slate article:

Yeah, it's Cuntsman

https://slate.com/news-and-politi
cs/2018/09/new-york-times-op-ed-anonymous-writer-trump.html

---------------------------------------

Yeah, they seem to nail it. Point after point. Unless they (NYT) set out to frame him, it sure seems like it is Huntsman.

Posted by: From Concentrate at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (iKG6G)

275 Slow and steady, Ace. Coach always said day1-1/3, day2-2/3, day3-full speed after an injury. And no sleep is an injury. Don't want to aggravate a recovering brain.

Why Coach told this to us hall monitors is a mystery....

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (e1mEI)

276 26 So Rush is saying John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.

The big flaw here is the idea that anyone, anywhere, takes John Kerry seriously.

"Yeah okay, Kuffir. Just go away. You sure we cannot behead him?"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2018 03:00 PM (39g3+)


Yep. I saw him in person last week and his skin is gray and he looks 100. I doubt anyone seriously thinks he will ever be in power.

Posted by: LASue at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (oOYbM)

277 Barron Trump wrote the letter"

Paul Atreides?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM



The Diet Coke must flow!

Posted by: Hands at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (786Ro)

278 Why do we have a DOT as a cabinet level position? Demote it to a subordinate of the DOE and make rick perry her boss.

FDR - raging commie - managed to fight, and win, WWII with (correct me if I'm wrong) 4, count em FOUR, cabinet level agencies.

We now have something like 23. Yeah, that's progress for you.

Posted by: DocJ at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (NYS7S)

279
If I had to guess based on "she", Mercedes Schlapp.


She and her husband seem like the ultimate DC power couple that play all sides and wouldn't think twice about stabbing anyone in the back.
And wasn't she the one that ratted out someone for some bad joke made in a meeting?

Posted by: lowandslow at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (ye3s4)

280 Unfortunately, I think "anonymous" could be anyone who has worked in the swamp more than a couple of years.

Thanks for sharing, Ace.

Posted by: Valiant at September 12, 2018 03:09 PM (3MiF8)

281 John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.

Wait for the elections, he tells them.


John F'n Kerry, is he *ever* right?

Posted by: DR.WTF? at September 12, 2018 03:09 PM (T71PA)

282 226
So Rush is saying John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.



The big flaw here is the idea that anyone, anywhere, takes John Kerry seriously.
==================

Perhaps, but the pallet of free cash says otherwise. Give me a 4x4x4 foot stack of hundred dollar bills, and I will sing your praises.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 12, 2018 03:09 PM (UsCnO)

283 John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.

Wait for the elections, he tells them.

What the hell? Does he think he is a Kennedy or something?

Posted by: wrg500 Manatee bounty hunter at September 12, 2018 03:10 PM (Bdeb0)

284 Why do we have a DOT as a cabinet level position? Demote it to a subordinate of the DOE and make rick perry her boss.

Overall I'd rather there was a more tiered system, with broad categories being the cabinet then under them various portions, like Justice is broken down. Director of Intelligence, Justice, Defense, Infrastructure, that kind of thing. No more of this 112 cabinet members each with their own building and staff and department.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2018 03:10 PM (39g3+)

285 274 Slate article:

Yeah, it's Cuntsman

https://slate.com/news-and-politi
cs/2018/09/new-york-times-op-ed-anonymous-writer-trump.html

---------------------------------------

Yeah, they seem to nail it. Point after point. Unless they (NYT) set out to frame him, it sure seems like it is Huntsman.
Posted by: From Concentrate at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (iKG6G)

All the more reason to kidnap his daughters and tell him they'll be released when he comes home, resigns publicly, and becomes the prison bitch of the Colorado supermax.

Posted by: joncelli, toting his gator at September 12, 2018 03:10 PM (RD7QR)

286 Jon is a she? I would accept that.

Posted by: LASue at September 12, 2018 03:10 PM (oOYbM)

287 Pie be done. Now to cool.

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at September 12, 2018 03:10 PM (AoK0a)

288 The Op-Ed could be fake ... no doubt. Would be a smart thing for any media outlet to do.

But, just because it doesn't seem logical to You or Me to write this Op-Ed ... does not mean that its not legit.

Never - Ever - make the mistake of Projection. Many around here do.

You're enemies perception of Their Own Best Interests are often not the same of Your perception of Their Own Best Interests.

And plus ... most people are stupid on multiple levels. Its too much to expect, or be expected, to play optimally 24/7/365.

Posted by: ScoggDog at September 12, 2018 03:10 PM (fiGNd)

289 FDR - raging commie - managed to fight, and win, WWII


In the same way Obama killed bin laden.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 12, 2018 03:11 PM (dNzKv)

290 Give me a 4x4x4 foot stack of hundred dollar bills, and I will sing your praises. "

Hundreds? Heck, I'd do that, and more, for that sized stack of singles...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 12, 2018 03:11 PM (6qErC)

291 You know what I want?

Some custard.

I would love some nicely chilled custard right about now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 12, 2018 03:11 PM (bcbK8)

292 "Kerry's only a hero because he got captured. And tortured. For years. By professional Persian torturers kind of thing. I prefer Frankensteins who don't get captured."
Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 03:07 PM (Bdeb0)

I thought he and his pals ravaged the Vietnam countryside in a manner reminiscent of Jenjiss Khan.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 12, 2018 03:11 PM (NWiLs)

293 Pie be done. Now to cool.

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at September 12, 2018 03:10 PM (AoK0a)
========

You didn't bake that!

Posted by: April Ryan at September 12, 2018 03:12 PM (vg8iE)

294 The Diet Coke must flow!
Posted by: Hands


Over the ice & with a twist of lime!

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at September 12, 2018 03:12 PM (AoK0a)

295 >>John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.
Wait for the elections, he tells them.




He was also caught doing this with the Palestinians.


The arrogant [redacted] was on Dana Perino's show admitting he had talked to Iran "2-3 times" about security. It's not your job anymore, Kerry --- butt out!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2018 03:12 PM (W+vEI)

296 Anonymous isn't working the program correctly

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 12, 2018 03:12 PM (6Ll1u)

297 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 12, 2018 03:11 PM (dNzKv)

It was shorthand, man. Read the rest of the point.

Posted by: DocJ at September 12, 2018 03:12 PM (NYS7S)

298 Jon is a she? I would accept that.
Posted by: LASue at September 12, 2018 03:10 PM



She's making progress

Posted by: Bill Parcels at September 12, 2018 03:12 PM (786Ro)

299
Got Strep and Pink Eye.

Posted by: Kreplach
_______________________

Slap hot iron to it...

Posted by: Kudzu King at September 12, 2018 03:12 PM (7AQC5)

300 Personally, I don't care who it is. After I read that memo, I knew instantly that it would be more harmful to the Dems-NeverTrumps than it would hurt the president. As it happens, it blew up in the NYT's face for even publishing it. No need for a witch hunt before the mid-terms, that helps the Dems. Settle things out after the elections.

Posted by: mrp at September 12, 2018 03:12 PM (Pqytn)

301 >>I thought he and his pals ravaged the Vietnam countryside in a manner reminiscent of Jenjiss Khan. Posted by: Insomniac at September 12, 2018 03:11 PM (NWiLs)

"How can you ask a man to be the last man to Frankenstein for his country?"

Posted by: Zod at September 12, 2018 03:12 PM (Bdeb0)

302 Over the ice & with a twist of lime!
Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic

And a shot of dark rum.

Posted by: wrg500 Manatee bounty hunter at September 12, 2018 03:13 PM (Bdeb0)

303 You didn't bake that!
Posted by: April Ryan


The recipe is for Bar-B-Que'd pie ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at September 12, 2018 03:13 PM (AoK0a)

304 She might be a bit swampy. At least Paul Mirengoff thinks so.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9r5xxr7
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y933t6oy

Posted by: nobody at September 12, 2018 03:13 PM (13CQC)

305 So Rush is saying John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.


Please don't.

What's black & glows in the dark?

Iran.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 03:13 PM (rIQuo)

306 274 Slate article:

Yeah, it's Cuntsman

So, the problem with firing his silly, RINO ass is...?

Posted by: DocJ at September 12, 2018 03:13 PM (NYS7S)

307 I prefer yacht-owning, tax-dodging veterans who didn't repeatedly sell their country out to foreign enemies.

Posted by: Donny Two Scoops at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (5aX2M)

308 Dana Perino ripped this anonymous person as a coward and said they should resign.
I would really be surprised if it was Elaine Chao because she would be hurting her husband and Republican Senators.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (hECVl)

309
John Kerry
Nancy Pelosi

apparently believe the democrats are going to win big in november.

What do they know that we don't? What do they think they know that we don't?

Posted by: Delton Nom Klugenovski at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (I9Sw7)

310
Maybe Mitch and Elaine are like Richard and Hyacinth Bucket:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9JH7K8S6C4

Chinese takeaway:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsZGHxb4caA

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (8O3HH)

311 Does a transportation secretary really have that much Presidential access?

I would think a lowly aide that at least is around the WH would make more sense than probably the most insignificant Cabinet official.

I also don't think she would be stupid enough to jeopardize everything for a catty op-ed.

If anyone thinks Trump will NOT fire her because of McConnell, they are sorely mistaken. McConnell will probably have to retire as well if that's revealed.

Posted by: Blago at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (Y0NsE)

312 From the sidebar . . .

Boy, Jonah is the Evel Knieval of shark jumping! Shouda stayed in the whale's belly.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM (+y/Ru)


========

"...Trump is the fruition of years of right-wing Republican perfidy. Obama has more of a point than many of my colleagues on the right care to admit."

Fixed it for him.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (/qEW2)

313 >>Yeah, it's Cuntsman

https://slate.com/news-and-politi
cs/2018/09/new-york-times-op-ed-anonymous-writer-trump.html


Interesting that his daughter just moved to The View, following in McCain's daughter's footsteps.
The MSM sure does take care of GOP backstabbers!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (W+vEI)

314 That NYT bit hurt them with everyone but their allies, who think its a glorious example of how the presidency is crumbling and any day now will fall apart, these are his last days, its going to be a long night for Trump dammit!!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (39g3+)

315 surely, Chao who had been accosted by nutbag lefties, wouldn't be so...uh...pissy?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at September 12, 2018 03:15 PM (yMqYP)

316 21
Chao or KellyAnne

Posted by: rickb223

My money is still on KaC.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 12, 2018 03:15 PM (r9UYA)

317
John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.
Wait for the elections, he tells them.

-------


He was also caught doing this with the Palestinians.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2018 03:12 PM




And he met with Vietnamese Commies in Paris in when? 1970, 71?

Almost like there's a pattern.

Posted by: Hands at September 12, 2018 03:15 PM (786Ro)

318 What about the gal married to Weissman or Strzok named Barsoomian or something like that? Isn't she a gatekeeper at the FBI?

Posted by: DanMan at September 12, 2018 03:15 PM (QMG5F)

319 Or some chocolate pudding.

Chocolate pudding, still warm, with whipped cream on top. I would eat the hell out of that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 12, 2018 03:15 PM (bcbK8)

320 you fire huntsman then his daughter and the harpies at the view have carte blanche to go all in on Trump bashing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 03:15 PM (MTjB1)

321 320 you fire huntsman then his daughter and the harpies at the view have carte blanche to go all in on Trump bashing.

Which is different from the current state of that den of morons how?

Posted by: DocJ at September 12, 2018 03:16 PM (NYS7S)

322 I'm sure they found a sleazy way to avoid the letter of the law, but so far she's resisting. Probably not a big enough bribe.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Yeah, they're not bribing her with $1.1M, they're bribing her by offering it to her opponent if she doesn't toe the Leftist line.

If she votes against K, the GoFundMe thing refunds money to the donors rather than making a big campaign contribution to her opponent.

Of course, those donors then just turn right around and donate that money in some other way if she votes against him... hopefully she's bright enough to see that...

...eh, who am I kidding?

Posted by: mikeski at September 12, 2018 03:16 PM (P1f+c)

323 Whomever this person is, they say they've removed
papers from Trump's desk so he doesn't read them. I'm sorry, how is
this not treason or a reason to be arrested? I mean I can't imagine
it's okay to remove stuff from the President's desk. What are they
removing, does it have national security implications?

Posted by: reality man at September 12, 2018 03:06 PM (xOBRH)


Whoever it is needs an instant ride on air Pinochet.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 12, 2018 03:16 PM (9Om/r)

324 Still say it was a team of super smart and educated NT editorial board juveniles.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 12, 2018 03:17 PM (pw+jk)

325 you fire huntsman then his daughter and the harpies at the view have carte blanche to go all in on Trump bashing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 03:15 PM (MTjB1)

========================
And?????????????????????????????

Posted by: mrp at September 12, 2018 03:17 PM (Pqytn)

326 FDR - raging commie - managed to fight, and win, WWII


***

Of course he ran on an anti-war platform in the 1940 election.

Well at the same time launching an "illegal" war against Germany in the Atlantic...

Then he gave Eastern Europe away to the Soviets...which of course was the reason the war started...

Posted by: 18-1 at September 12, 2018 03:17 PM (eSx+E)

327 Dana Perino ripped this anonymous person as a coward and said they should resign.
I would really be surprised if it was Elaine Chao because she would be hurting her husband and Republican Senators.
Posted by: redridinghood at September




not easy to write something less persuasive.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 03:17 PM (MTjB1)

328 The dark horses would be Sarah Huckabee Sanders or Ivanka Trump.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 12, 2018 03:17 PM (wBzi3)

329 John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.
.............

did he threaten them with James Taylor?

Posted by: wth at September 12, 2018 03:18 PM (HgMAr)

330 John Kerry
Nancy Pelosi

apparently believe the democrats are going to win big in november.

What do they know that we don't? What do they think they know that we don't?

Posted by: Delton Nom Klugenovski at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM


Those two, with few functioning brain cells left, can't process a skewed poll in their minds and see that it's bullshit. Instead they believe the wish-casting. You know who else believed in skewed polls?

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 12, 2018 03:18 PM (LOgQ4)

331 The Deputy Assistant Undersecretary for Vice Presidential Administration. You don't get more senior than that.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2018 02:51 PM (BWL+E)

The Under-Assistant West Coast Promo Man?https://hooktube.com/watch?v=sZFwP1jeFto

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2018 03:18 PM (iwUO9)

332 Posted by: 18-1 at September 12, 2018 03:17 PM (eSx+E)

Holy fucking shit folks. Forest, trees, etc. Read past the first phrase, it was shorthand for fucks sake.

Posted by: DocJ at September 12, 2018 03:18 PM (NYS7S)

333 I dunno, to me it kind of seems silly to assume that the NYT did not lie about the source being a Trump admin senior official. IMO it is equally likely that lying Bob (Woodward) wrote the op-ed hisself.

Posted by: paleRider at September 12, 2018 03:18 PM (eASYU)

334
What about the gal married to Weissman or Strzok named Barsoomian or something like that? Isn't she a gatekeeper at the FBI?

Posted by: DanMan at September 12, 2018 03:15 PM (QMG5F)

=======================
I thought she was the Keymaster.

Posted by: mrp at September 12, 2018 03:18 PM (Pqytn)

335 Correction - married to Rod Rosenstien, Lisa Barsoomian.

https://patriots4truth.org/2018/03/27/meet-lisa-h-barsoomian-the-wife-of-who/

Posted by: DanMan at September 12, 2018 03:18 PM (QMG5F)

336 274 Slate article:

Yeah, it's Cuntsman

https://slate.com/news-and-politi
cs/2018/09/new-york-times-op-ed-anonymous-writer-trump.html

---------------------------------------

Yeah, they seem to nail it. Point after point. Unless they (NYT) set out to frame him, it sure seems like it is Huntsman.
Posted by: From Concentrate at September 12, 2018 03:08 PM (iKG6G)
-------

Then why is Caputo saying it's a "she". Is he talking out of his *ss?

Posted by: WisRich at September 12, 2018 03:18 PM (G0vdT)

337 We're over three hundred comments in, and nobody's asked why we've allowed this to become a question, what with lettin' women in the civil service, and all.

It's like I don't know you people.

Posted by: Donny Two Scoops at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (5aX2M)

338 I mean is it really hard to figure out who's not going to be loyal?

Anyone from the Huntsman clan is obviously going to be deeply suspect. Daddy worked for Obama and slobbered praise on him.

Mormons hate Trump, did he not get the memo?

Posted by: Blago at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (Y0NsE)

339 309
John Kerry
Nancy Pelosi

apparently believe the democrats are going to win big in november.

What do they know that we don't? What do they think they know that we don't?

Posted by: Delton Nom Klugenovski at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (I9Sw7)



This time they have fleets of vehicles to bring the illegal aliens to the polls, and they are all pre-registered?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (ujg0T)

340 Wait ,the harpies on The View are not ALREADY all in on Trump bashing?.

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (mCMQ5)

341 Or maybe some pasta with red sauce. Fresh made meatballs, maybe angel hair pasta. Yeah, I could go with that.

God, I'm tired of sandwiches for lunch.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (bcbK8)

342
What do they know that we don't? What do they think they know that we don't?

Posted by: Delton Nom Klugenovski at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (I9Sw7)


Magically over a period of about a week Trump's approval ratings dropped about 10 points and generic democrats are up by 14 points.For no apparent reason.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (TAmPV)

343 Yeah, they're not bribing her with $1.1M, they're bribing her by offering it to her opponent if she doesn't toe the Leftist line.

That does not strike me as a very judicious approach. More like something a college kid came up with who doesn't understand human nature.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (39g3+)

344 And?????????????????????????????
Posted by: mrp at September

Which is different from the current state of that den of morons how?
Posted by: DocJ at September




so, how do I know when readers require sarc tags? do you guys have special emoji after your nics?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (MTjB1)

345 Whoever it is needs an instant ride on air Pinochet.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division


and with the hurricane, they'd never find the body ...


just sayin'

Posted by: Jabba the Hut has no Sarlacc, but will make do ... at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (AoK0a)

346 and this looks bad for PDT. I thought Chao was in his corner

Gonna be an early night.

Posted by: t-bird at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (gHCnG)

347 You been here two yeahs, you go now.

Posted by: Elaine Chao at September 12, 2018 03:20 PM (HgMAr)

348
The last time the polls were this certain of who the winner would be she had to cancel her fireworks on the Hudson River a couple of days before the election.

Odd that. All of the bullshit polls didn't change one mind.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 12, 2018 03:20 PM (LOgQ4)

349 Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (MTjB1)

Heh - ok, got it.

Posted by: DocJ at September 12, 2018 03:21 PM (NYS7S)

350 >>>222 See me at 207, imperialist Yankee running dog.
Posted by: Zod at September

you have me at a disadvantage, hard to correct your mistakes as quickly as you make them.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 03:00 PM (MTjB1)

Whooooo; gloves SLAP!

Posted by: m at September 12, 2018 03:21 PM (yEr34)

351 two hours late to the party -- but just saw the thing about ace spectrum. Love it!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 12, 2018 03:21 PM (GBteo)

352 Elaine Chao? More likely Julie Chen-payback's a bitch...

Posted by: pahound at September 12, 2018 03:21 PM (Ja7Kx)

353 Whomever this person is, they say they've removed papers from Trump's desk so he doesn't read them. I'm sorry, how is this not treason or a reason to be arrested? I mean I can't imagine it's okay to remove stuff from the President's desk. What are they removing, does it have national security implications?

Posted by: reality man


How many people have access to the oval office when the President isn't in it? 3? 4?

It isn't unguarded. You can't just waltz in there.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 03:21 PM (rIQuo)

354 311 Does a transportation secretary really have that much Presidential access?

I would think a lowly aide that at least is around the WH would make more sense than probably the most insignificant Cabinet official.......

Posted by: Blago at September 12, 2018 03:14 PM (Y0NsE)
--------------------------------
THIS.
And an ambassador would have even less access to the WH.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 12, 2018 03:21 PM (0jtPF)

355 John Kerry just confessed that he has committed treason -- and is currently in the process of still committing treason:

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/ kerry-meeting-iran-salvage-nuke-deal-rogue-diplomacy/

Lock him up. Revoke his citizenship. This is beyond outrageous, beyond illegal.

Posted by: zombie at September 12, 2018 03:22 PM (c+2jX)

356 I don't think Trump has any loyal females in his administration. This comes off as multiple people waging the crypto-feminist and SJW war from within.

We are talking decades, multiple generations, and trillions and trillions of dollars spent in propaganda , education, and conditioning, to get wymym in charge of Western Civilization.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 12, 2018 03:22 PM (wBzi3)

357 I am assuming someone has already mentioned Fiona Hill at NSC?


I don't know about family connections, but this blogger made a decent case it was here:

https://twitter.com/thechillum

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2018 03:22 PM (W+vEI)

358 I feel strongly that conservatives are even less likely to cooperate with MSM pollsters than they were in 2016. In some places it's worth your job or even your health to self-identify as a conservative to a MSM partner, and the MSM isn't shy about releasing personal information, either.

Posted by: mrp at September 12, 2018 03:22 PM (Pqytn)

359 God, I'm tired of sandwiches for lunch.
--

Have you tried SPAM with Ketchup on homemade bread, and a dill pickle spear?

Or cheese it and grill it.

With salad

Posted by: Delton Nom Klugenovski at September 12, 2018 03:22 PM (I9Sw7)

360 John Kerry is talking to the Iranians and telling them to not deal with Trump.

Does he have a ride home?

Posted by: Pinochet Airlines at September 12, 2018 03:22 PM (IMdOQ)

361 John Kerry, meet the Logan Act.
Logan Act, meet John Kerry.

Posted by: Hands at September 12, 2018 03:23 PM (786Ro)

362 Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 12, 2018 03:21 PM (GBteo)

----

This place is not "on the spectrum..."

Posted by: Donny Two Scoops at September 12, 2018 03:23 PM (5aX2M)

363 Anyone else see the Monica Crowley article on this Higgins fellow who blew the whistle on the leak campaign over a year ago and got fired by McMustard? I never saw that before.

Posted by: Jollyroger at September 12, 2018 03:23 PM (+087i)

364 Damn sock

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 12, 2018 03:23 PM (5aX2M)

365 Have you tried SPAM with Ketchup on homemade bread, and a dill pickle spear?

Or cheese it and grill it.

With salad

Posted by: Delton Nom Klugenovski at September 12, 2018 03:22 PM (I9Sw7)


Me, I prefer spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans and spam.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at September 12, 2018 03:24 PM (T71PA)

366 IMO it is equally likely that lying Bob (Woodward) wrote the op-ed hisself.

Posted by: paleRider at September 12, 2018 03:18 PM (eASYU)

It is equally likely it is some schlub nobody with a resistance fantasy like Reality Winner.

It's just funny that it backfired so thoroughly on the dirty commie NYT.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at September 12, 2018 03:24 PM (5jVnA)

367 Heh - ok, got it.
Posted by: DocJ at September




Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 03:24 PM (MTjB1)

368 Mr Pence told me not to be alone with women since their blood attracts bears. Bears!!

Posted by: Large Adult Son at September 12, 2018 03:24 PM (uNJ+5)

369 Comment #355 just reposted in NOOD.

Posted by: zombie at September 12, 2018 03:24 PM (c+2jX)

370 so, how do I know when readers require sarc tags? do you guys have special emoji after your nics?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 12, 2018 03:19 PM (MTjB1)

=====================
Jake, it's after Labor Day during an election year. A free-fire zone, so to speak

Posted by: mrp at September 12, 2018 03:24 PM (Pqytn)

371 Surprising how many members of the horde are SPAM fans...

Posted by: steevy at September 12, 2018 03:24 PM (mCMQ5)

372 She was NEVER suppose to lose. It has Always been HER turn.

The only way to get rid of witches is with fire.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 12, 2018 03:25 PM (wBzi3)

373 106 Eh, I'm just glad it's not Nikki Haley. THAT would be a tough blow.

Its just a millennials friggin psy-op science project at the NYT. Use it to demonstrate a live example of FBI Leak Strategy!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 12, 2018 03:25 PM (U0dPQ)

374 https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Man-Accused-of-
Urinating-on-Flags-at-Veterans-Cemetery-Somerville-493002741.html

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 12, 2018 03:25 PM (rjbMC)

375 Was reading an article linked from Drudge about the 60 Minutes guy in hot water for naughty behavior. It's on some site called pagesix.com. Anyway this is one of the lines:

"In July the New Yorker reported that six former CBS employees had touched them in "in ways that made them uncomfortable"."
----

I guess CBS has been gang-harassing the New Yorker magazine. (or it's just poor editing, but the other way is funnier)



Posted by: irright at September 12, 2018 03:25 PM (pMGkg)

376 John Kerry just confessed that he has committed treason -- and is currently in the process of still committing treason:



https://freebeacon.com/national-security/ kerry-meeting-iran-salvage-nuke-deal-rogue-diplomacy/



Lock him up. Revoke his citizenship. This is beyond outrageous, beyond illegal.

Posted by: zombie at September 12, 2018 03:22 PM (c+2jX)


THEN Air Pinochet his silly ass.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 12, 2018 03:25 PM (9Om/r)

377 That thing was written by the NYT editors.

Posted by: Editor at September 12, 2018 03:26 PM (wwfga)

378 >>That does not strike me as a very judicious approach. More like something a college kid came up with who doesn't understand human nature.



This is the same bunch who put out a video last week where one woman said Kavanaugh on SC would (literally) kill her, and another, uh, non-binary person said that Kavanaugh could just wipe out her existence.


They are not thinking rationally, not at all.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 12, 2018 03:26 PM (W+vEI)

379 Magically over a period of about a week Trump's approval ratings dropped about 10 points and generic democrats are up by 14 points.For no apparent reason.

Gonna be an early night.

Or not: Rasmussen
PDJT 45% (today - been between 44 and 49 for a couple of weeks)
"Generic Ballot" 46% D, 42% R (recall that the Dems need +4-5% just to keep the seats they have now because of gerrymandering)

Posted by: DocJ at September 12, 2018 03:27 PM (NYS7S)

380 Spam is the food of my tribe...

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at September 12, 2018 03:27 PM (0OmEj)

381 How could Huntsman remove papers from Trump's desk when he's in Russia?

Posted by: redridinghood at September 12, 2018 03:27 PM (hECVl)

382 if i sent back a dish she prepared me, i'd say

Ciao Chao Chow

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at September 12, 2018 03:29 PM (PNcou)

383 Elaine Chao knows better than to sabotage Cocaine Mitch in this way. Its not her imo.

Posted by: md at September 12, 2018 03:29 PM (TU9by)

384 Noodity!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 03:30 PM (rIQuo)

385 I do not think it's Elaine Cho.

First that would be an incredibly reckless and dangerous thing to do on her part for several reasons, least of which, her husband is the a majority leader and if she wrote it he knew about and if he knew about it and let her publish it then he is effect endorsing the sentiments.


If someone actually in the administration wrote it, something I doubt, it was more than likely someone in state or the diplomat corp.

I vote for Hunstman, he has a certain cocksuckerishness to him, he's part of the morman mafia and GOPe in his DNA.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 12, 2018 03:30 PM (kT3/m)

386 Regardless of author, the op-ed celebrates the existence of the deep state and unelected bureaucrats who will deny you the will of your vote. They could not have handed DJT a better sword to slay them with.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 12, 2018 03:31 PM (yYldB)

387 "Then why is Caputo saying it's a "she". Is he talking out of his *ss?"

Don't know. All I'm saying is that the Slate article makes a great case that it is Huntsman. Read the article.

Posted by: From Concentrate at September 12, 2018 03:31 PM (iKG6G)

388 Kellyanne Conway.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 12, 2018 03:32 PM (wJMQv)

389 Writing samples can be analyzed for word usage and sentence structure in order to identify the author. Not sure why that's not being done in this case with regards to all the suspects.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 03:32 PM (/qEW2)

390 Sorry, it chafes my balls when I hear " FDR Won WWII".

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 12, 2018 03:33 PM (dNzKv)

391 Mr. Ed is "Ex Secretary of State"...tonight at nine on the all new CNN!

Posted by: This...Is CNN at September 12, 2018 03:33 PM (jDF8P)

392 The Slate article finds unique words, tenses, phrasing, and ideological fingerprints that Huntsman has used in past speeches. It's very unique. And he was just at McCain's funeral - his hero.

Posted by: From Concentrate at September 12, 2018 03:33 PM (iKG6G)

393 Writing samples can be analyzed for word usage and sentence structure in order to identify the author. Not sure why that's not being done in this case with regards to all the suspects.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 03:32 PM (/qEW2)


I'm sure it has been. I'm sure the state dept or the cia has the outgoing email from the embassy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 12, 2018 03:34 PM (dNzKv)

394 381 How could Huntsman remove papers from Trump's desk when he's in Russia?
Posted by: redridinghood at September 12, 2018 03:27 PM (hECVl)
--------------------
He couldn't.
And, right now at least, he's too much of a big-wig to need to PRETEND to be important.

If he wanted to go Resistance, he wouldn't do it anonymously with a silly gossip letter. He'd jump in front of the cameras and accept the applause and adulation.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 12, 2018 03:34 PM (0jtPF)

395 Cuntsperson would be more politically correct than Cuntsman. Or maybe Frontholesperson.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 12, 2018 03:34 PM (/qEW2)

396 How many people have access to the oval office when the President isn't in it? 3? 4?

It isn't unguarded. You can't just waltz in there.


Posted by: rickb223 at September 12, 2018 03:21 PM (rIQuo)


Thank you for pointing out the obvious fact.
(The obvious stuff tends, like purloined letters, to be overlooked.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Climate Change Offer! Mikey's Club Baffin Island Time-Shares are for You! at September 12, 2018 03:36 PM (hLRSq)

397 395 Cuntsperson would be more politically correct than Cuntsman. Or maybe Frontholesperson.

nope. "person" microaggresses against daughters; it's right there in the word, declaring that only sons matter. "chairperson? sure, we'll allocate a chair to each of your sons, but your daughters are on their own."

Posted by: Anachronda at September 12, 2018 03:37 PM (xGZ+b)

398 "381 How could Huntsman remove papers from Trump's desk when he's in Russia?
Posted by: redridinghood at September 12, 2018 03:27 PM (hECVl)

Maybe he's in contact with his resistance buddies, one of whom did take papers from Trump's desk or he just made it up.

Posted by: From Concentrate at September 12, 2018 03:37 PM (iKG6G)

399 I really like the Huntsman theory. The exalted self-regard, combined with the strange lack of self-awareness; the gap between how he expects others to perceive him and how they do.

Remember how he spoke some Chinese at one of the debates, just to let us know he speaks Chinese? Then, when people made fun of his strained showing off, he complained about how his rivals were anti-intellectual, and they think it's a bad thing to know another language?

Yeah. It would not shock me if that guy wrote the op-ed, then thought, This is the thanks I get for silently saving the Republic? Guess you must not want it saved, then.

Posted by: JPS at September 12, 2018 03:40 PM (9hGWZ)

400 What about Mitt Romney's daughter, Ronna Romney McDaniel. She's Chairman of the RNC. Could she fairly be described as a "Senior Administration Official"?

I could easily see Team Romney making this move. She throws Trump under the bus in gambit to set up (oh please GOD NO!!!!) another Mitt Romney run in 2020. Of COURSE the Romneys think it would be a winning strategy to appeal to Never Trumpers. For Brigham Young's sake, Mitt has came out of his hole to defend Antifa (?!) during the Charlotte charade.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 12, 2018 03:41 PM (db5dt)

401 400 What about Mitt Romney's daughter, Ronna Romney McDaniel. She's Chairman of the RNC. Could she fairly be described as a "Senior Administration Official"?

I could easily see Team Romney making this move. She throws Trump under the bus in gambit to set up (oh please GOD NO!!!!) another Mitt Romney run in 2020. Of COURSE the Romneys think it would be a winning strategy to appeal to Never Trumpers. For Brigham Young's sake, Mitt has came out of his hole to defend Antifa (?!) during the Charlotte charade.
Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 12, 2018 03:41 PM (db5dt)

Mark it, Dude! Another dark horse.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 12, 2018 03:46 PM (wBzi3)

402 If this is true its just reason 40985736267 to drain the fucking swamp. I never liked Mitch and a swath of other congressional lifers. Term limits now

Posted by: Dime 333 at September 12, 2018 03:46 PM (NxIci)

403 210
Ivanka Trump is related to somebody important. Maybe she's the author?


That was my initial thought.

I still think it's Trump and Conway.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 12, 2018 03:51 PM (vWMNq)

404 Can I take a minute to vent about how angry that anonymous op-ed made me on a professional level?

I work in state government. I'm not big and powerful - just a cog in the government machine - but I recognize that I'm one of those people who dictate how life will be in my field here in the state, through no fault or choice of the citizens who pay my salary, in full or in part. I actually take that sh*t seriously. I am not in my job to further some BS political agenda. I am here to carry out my job in compliance with applicable state, federal, and local laws, and I genuinely TRY to make it easier for the people I work with to do all the crap we require of them as quickly and efficiently as possible. I don't like government, so as someone who WORKS in government, I understand the frustration and the aggravation, and I try to live up to the idea of the "public servant" rather than the public leech.


To that end, I make it a point to NEVER talk politics in the office. I've erred once or twice, but to me, as a g-ddamned bureaucrat, allowing my politics to in any way influence my job is disgusting. I see co-workers who wear their union t-shirts and Women's March lapel pins and Bernie Sanders bumper stickers like a symbol of pride, and it makes me sick. I have SEEN these people shirk or disparage the duties that come across their desk when those duties are the result of legislation or legislators they don't like.


It makes me so ANGRY.


So when the NYT published that op-ed, I saw red. Here was someone who wasn't, allegedly, just a cog in the machine. The most I can do in my role as a low-level schlub is to slow walk some report, or "lose track" of some request; the bureaucratic peon equivalent of Blue Flu.



But this op-ed author has a high enough, secure enough position that they are actually claiming to impact nationwide policy directives. That's not someone being patriotic; that's someone being underhanded and duplicitous. That's someone acting as a de facto President despite having zero authority to do so. That's someone hanging up their "I'm With Her!" placard in their office cubicle and wearing a "Fight for 15" t-shirt to the company picnic and then claiming to be a neutral, nonpartisan public employee. It's a blatant, self-serving lie. It's a gross misuse of the authority they've been given as an UNELECTED government official.



Working in government, if you aren't a leech or a leftist (BIRM), isn't about doing what you think is best. You're in your job to do what is in your job description.


If I'm an auditor, my job is to examine financial reports to determine if there is the potential of fraud. It is NOT my job to say, sans evidence, "You know what? I think we should audit the Obamas. I bet there's a lot of dirty laundry just waiting to spill out."


If I'm a social worker, my job is to follow-up on reports of child neglect. It is NOT my job is to say, sans impetus, "We need to initiate a hearing to remove custody rights from (insert conservative parent here). Their demonstrated transphobia in published remarks make them a clear and present danger to their children."


If your job includes counseling the President on policy matters, fine. But "counseling" and "deliberately misinforming, misleading, or willfully withholding information from" are very, very, VERY different things. This person has very clearly forgotten that distinction, to the country's peril.

Posted by: MWR, Public Intellectual, aka Beth at September 12, 2018 03:57 PM (rP4OC)

405 Why does any of this have to be true? Why can't the leaker be a Dem, a Prog, or someone who isn't on Trump's staff or in his administration?

Dumb. All of it could be false news to get Conservatives and Trump supporters to turn on one another.

By the way, Mitch McConnell must have lost a lot of weight..his face is very thin. Anyone have any idea if he's sick and we haven't been told?

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at September 12, 2018 04:07 PM (HLTe8)

406 By the way, Mitch McConnell must have lost a lot of weight..his face is very thin.

cocaine is a hell of a drug

Posted by: Willie Brown at September 12, 2018 04:08 PM (ZQfW9)

407 Now I'm hungry. Dang it!!

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at September 12, 2018 04:11 PM (nQHw/)

408 Who cares? This is so last week. Move onto the next crisis that will bring Trump down.

Posted by: Ripley at September 12, 2018 04:14 PM (MxEKc)

409 Bravo Sierra

Posted by: Stalag D.C. at September 12, 2018 04:16 PM (Y274z)

410 MWR, #404:

Thank you for this wonderful comment. I'm saving it - it would be a shame not to be able to reread it, sometime down the road when I've forgotten which post it was.

I read of a professor who had a student ask him, "You're a conservative, aren't you?" He answered "that I was disappointed he could tell, because I try to present all views fairly and leave my own in the background." "I know," the student said. "That's how I could tell."

And the thing is, I know liberal public servants who feel as you do as well. I know they're out there. But sadly, these sentiments you express so well are coming to be considered a political position in themselves, and they damn well shouldn't be. It's an ethos, and one worth defending.

Posted by: JPS at September 12, 2018 04:16 PM (9hGWZ)

411 Elaine Choa? I hadn't even considered her. But now that I do, yes, I agree, it's her. I JUST KNOW.

Posted by: Is it just me? at September 12, 2018 04:39 PM (Q3oNv)

412 If it is Chao, I guarantee someone at the Times will leak it before the election. Confirmation that it's Chao will infuriate Trump and his response will bring him into a hot war with McConnell. In short, it will throw the Republican Party into chaos and create a perfect firestorm to distract the voters from the booming economy and other issues that typically drive election turnout and results.

Posted by: Sir Lurksalot at September 12, 2018 04:39 PM (p7qx2)

413 Chao?

Nah. Not buying it.

Posted by: Mr. Hand at September 12, 2018 04:56 PM (MXghx)

414 My money's still on Fake But Real.

Posted by: formwiz at September 12, 2018 05:19 PM (3rwvI)

415 Yes, the first simile a Chinesexwoman of some years would come up with would CERTAINLY be "Captain America." Or, you know, bullshit.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at September 12, 2018 05:26 PM (M5l4f)

416 No she's to old to be the author, the author used language that has been indoctrinated into the cult of progressives under 30. I still believe it was a NYT urnalists on order from the deep state filth that run the FBI and DOJ.

Posted by: Rose at September 12, 2018 05:51 PM (qHeFI)

417 Chao was my first guess days ago. I wish there were a search feature on comments.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 12, 2018 06:23 PM (SN4NF)

418 How much opportunity does the Secretary of Transportation have to be #TheResistance?

Posted by: Ace's liver at September 12, 2018 06:28 PM (h2Bdk)

419 I read Fiona Hill

Posted by: Flowerbelle at September 12, 2018 06:30 PM (hmqGL)

420 "No she's to old to be the author, the author used language that has been indoctrinated into the cult of progressives under 30." As Caputo pointed out, the "author" probably used a ghost writer. Nobody is too old to hire a ghost writer.

Posted by: Card at September 12, 2018 07:35 PM (smaT+)

421 Elaine Chao? Trump's ASIAN WAR BRIDE? no.

Posted by: x at September 12, 2018 08:17 PM (nFwvY)

422 Thank you for saying a name - I really hate it when reports say "rumors around here" and won't just say it! I don't live "around here" and for crying out loud, that is why I read all of the blogs, so people who know will tell! You are awesome. xoxoxo

Posted by: denver66 at September 12, 2018 08:26 PM (odeQd)

423 Given her family ties to leaders in Chinese national industries she shouldn't be in her position, and her husband McConnell should be suspect as well.

Posted by: JJ at September 13, 2018 03:05 AM (dBlin)

424 Send her back to China. And send mitch with her.

Posted by: FretlessT at September 13, 2018 09:27 AM (uDTP4)

425 I have to make an observation here. This is REALLY unlikely to be true. Whatever you think of McConnell, he's not retiring and he likes the power of being majority leader. Its hard to see how this op-ed helps him keep the Senate. I just don't see how Chao could be the author...

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An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat