A busy day beckons, so let’s have some quick random notes and thoughts on the news of the day.
George Will has a snit, takes his ball and goes home. Granted the presumed nomination of The Donald as the GOP standard-bearer was a bit of a surprise to a lot of political junkies, but throwing support to Her Imperial Majesty Hillary I is well to the left of stupid. The Donald is something of an unknown quantity; we really have no idea what kind of President he’ll make. But we can know pretty damn well what kind of President the Dowager Empress would make, and she would be an utter disaster. Will favors destroying the village to save it. He’s dramatically wrong.
Speaking of the Stupid Party: There is at present a lawsuit seeking to unbind bound delegates to the GOP convention, aimed at denying The Donald the nomination. Granted the party can organize the nominating process the way its members agree to do so, and at least the GOP doesn’t bias their process with a huge number of unelected, party elite “superdelegates” to make sure the hoi polloi don’t do something dumb, like vote for the candidate they want. But the shortsighted #NeverTrump crowd are angling to start a civil war within the party, which would hand the deeply and fundamentally corrupt Dowager Empress of Chappaqua the election.
Is that really the outcome we want?
If this holds, there may actually (finally) be a little bit of good news from Iraq; it seems that Iraqi government troops have driven ISIS forces out of the key city of Fallujah. Will they keep up the momentum? We’ll see.
And, finally: Beer is good for your brain. Well, that may well explain my own particular brand of genius. Never cottoned to wine myself.
On that sudsy note, we return you to your Monday, already in progress.