I’m shocked

Published 3:37 pm Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Robert Mueller probe claimed another victim last week. Another scalp. Another notch in the grip of his six-gun. The name was Roger Stone. His main crime was lying. Color me shocked. I cannot believe that there are people who have worked in and around the political aspects of Washington DC who would lie! What I really want to know is if it was “big, fat lying” or just a few white ones.

According to Democrats and most of the media, Stone’s indictment and arrest proves that this Mueller investigation is getting closer and closer to its ultimate goal; that of connecting President Trump with Russia.

On the other side of the ledger, the Republicans and a few members of the media say, “There’s nothing to see.” Stone might be an unsavory character, even a dirty trickster, but that’s not so unusual in the world of national politics.

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We’re coming up on the second anniversary of the beginning of the investigation and, depending on your side, the probe has been well worth it or an unmitigated waste of time and money. As far as the time goes, it’s been a while, but as far as the money is concerned, well, Washington never seems to worry about spending your money. For the record, the costs are between thirty and forty million.

Here is an appropriate quote. “A million here, a million there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.”

The opponents of the president would like nothing better than to hang a relationship between the Russians and him around his neck. The investigation, so far, has not yielded that result, even though the Democrats say “it’s right around the corner.”

About all the probe has told us is that there is a lot of lying going on in Washington. By that I mean, most of the indictments and charges have been about people who have lied to congress or the FBI. I don’t condone bearing false witnesses, but it did not take two years and thirty million dollars to tell me that Washington lies a lot!

The Stone indictment claims that someone in the Trump campaign asked Roger Stone if he could help them find any sort of dirt on Hilary Clinton. Don’t burst my bubble. Do you mean to tell me that political campaigns actually search for negative things about their opponent? Hush yo mouth!

You’ll never see me running for any political office. The skeletons in my closet are exactly where I want them…in the closet. By the time, Donald J.’s time in office is over, I wonder if he will think, “Why did I ever do that!”

What’s next? I guess someone will try to convince me that those political parties that inhabit those hallowed halls of government care more about their long flowing robes and their luxury seats at the Super Bowl than they do about the mundane, but important business of the people. Say it ain’t so, Joe!

I said at the beginning of this column, with tongue in cheek, that I was shocked that anyone in Washington DC would be accused of lying. Not really, but there are some things that would shock me.

I would be shocked if that city suddenly turned itself around and began working on the serious problems facing our nation. I would be shocked if they spent our money as if there were limited funds. I would be shocked if they thought more of the American people than they do those lobbyists who seem to have rings through their noses. And, finally, I would be shocked if they told the truth!