Monday, February 6, 2017

What Am I Signing?

Starting a new job can be distracting and confusing; how many times have you moved into a new job and had a lot of paperwork shoved in your face and you just, y’know, sign stuff without reading it?  Like user agreements on websites and software and stuff?

That seems to be what’s going on at the White House, according to the New York Times:

But for the moment, Mr. Bannon remains the president’s dominant adviser, despite Mr. Trump’s anger that he was not fully briefed on details of the executive order he signed giving his chief strategist a seat on the National Security Council, a greater source of frustration to the president than the fallout from the travel ban.

Yeah, it’s kind of like asking, “Hey, how did Google become my home page and when did I download McAfee virus scan?” except this time you have a white supremacist sitting on the National Security Council.

Seriously, if he doesn’t even know what he’s signing, who’s running the place?  His staff can’t even figure out how to literally turn on the lights.

Aides confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room. Visitors conclude their meetings and then wander around, testing doorknobs until finding one that leads to an exit. In a darkened, mostly empty West Wing, Mr. Trump’s provocative chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, finishes another 16-hour day planning new lines of attack.

And if the image of Trump sitting around in his bathrobe watching TV doesn’t make you want a gallon of brain bleach, what will?

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