Friday, February 9, 2018

Humor from the Trump Administration

Ha ha.  News tonight that Rachel Brand, the number three person at the Justice Department, and the person who would have the power to end the Mueller investigation if Trump gets his way and fires Rod Rosenstein, has just resigned to take a job at Wal-Mart.
 
Wal-Mart!  Ms. Brand says it was an offer she couldn't refuse- leaving what was about to become one of the most powerful positions in Washington, to go to work for a discount store.

With Ms. Brand gone, the next person in line to be in charge of Mueller is a former clerk to Antonin Scalia, who was approved with every Democrat except one voting against him.

Boy, wouldn't you like to know how many millions the billionaire owners of Wal-Mart, strong supporters of Trump, had to offer her to get her out of there?  And  what was explained to her about how long her life expectancy was if she refused to quit?

And this sort of thing is just fine with every Republican on earth.  This is not democracy, it is dictatorship; utterly lawless rule. And that's what they want.  It's what they have been working to achieve since the Reagan administration, and by God, they are within a stone's throw of achieving their fondest desire.

3 comments:

Cirze said...

My guess is that any appearance she makes at Walmart will just be to pick up the check.

Nice how the little people in the US voted Republican long enough to let big corporations save enough in unpaid taxes to pay off government operatives when needed, isn't it?

I'm so proud.

Magpie said...

Striking symbolism.

She's probably on rotation and will be back someday. Picks up an obscene amount of cash in some fantastically overpaid gig, waits for the Trump train to finally terminate, and then comes back on some successor regime. She's just 44 and has a lifetime association with the Republican party.

Walmart has challenges overseas, stemming from not being able to do whatever they want because it would violate local laws. Her past work probably gives insights in how to be more persuasive with stubborn, minimum-wages-and-conditions-loving foreigners.

Green Eagle said...

Well, I still don't think that anyone walks away from the most important job they are ever likely to have in their whole life, even for an immediate increase in pay. My entire life's experience tells me that she was given, as they say, "and offer she couldn't turn down."