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Jeff Beauregard Sessions, whatever he thought,
Disavows rememberance of things past.
He is insulted by accusations and distraught
That erstwhile colleagues think his claims a waste.
Selma’s colored fountains are no more.
While every hash is tagged with healing rights,
The South may rise again, or sip in woe
And moan the insult of many a darkened sight:
Thus he swivels neck at meetings unrecalled
With forgotten Russian type at the Mayflower,
Citing decades’ policies long installed
In justificatory — or exculpatory — power.
But if the while he starts to think on Trump,
He sips once more, and tastes a brackish swamp.

Goodnight Comey

Good night President who doesn’t think.

Good night Navy stewards with food and drink.

Good night door and grandfather clock.

Good night Lawfare’s nonpartisan shock.

Good night, big hooks of Rus.

Good night, Comey hearing fuss.

Good night, director (ex) of FBI.

Good night, Ivanka’s madeup sigh.

Good night, coffee.

Good night, tea.

Good night, honest loyalty.

It comes to mind that this should be a field day for moral philosophers, or at least those in the Aristotlean mode who like to talk about categories of virtue and what not.

Look here! We have the idiotic evil incompetents (Trump and Bannon), the principled (but evil) organizational men, doers and organizers (Ryan and McConnell), the spineless collaborators (Rubio and Chaffetz), and the unscrupulous greedy connivers (Jared). We have the passive self-justifiers (Collins), the tragic-comic bumblers (Christie), and the self-aggrandizing demagogues (Stein). We have the earnest electoral failure (Clinton) and the distant hero (Obama). We have the safe champions (Gilibrand) and the fierce persisters (Warren).
Which is the worst evil? Which is the greatest good? Let the learned speculation start!