OK, if we weren’t in a full blown constitutional crisis with a guy in the Oval Office who is off the rails and senior people in his administration talking their heads off to Bob Woodward about what a nut case they work for, the speculation about who wrote the letter to the New York Times would be dishy, gossipy fun.
Given what we’re dealing with as a nation, it’s not so fun. But I did read with rapt attention Chris Cillizza’s CNN piece identifying 13 people with motive and insider knowledge who might have launched the anonymous Op-Ed. Do you have a guess — from this list or any other?
I’m leaning toward Pence or Dan Coats.
Although if it was either Melania or Javanka, we have the makings of a new HBO series along the lines of Succession — almost too soap opera-ish for words.
On a more serious note, what’s remarkable to me is who is NOT speaking up on Trump’s behalf: not Pence, not the members of the Trump cabinet — except to deny that they called him a moron — not members of the National Security Council. Not Nikki Haley. Not senior Republicans in Congress, with the possible exception of Lindsey Graham. No one is saying what a competent guy Trump is. They are just protesting that they didn’t call him an idiot.
How low can this go?