Feeding Frenzy

Nobody asked but …

There is always a carcass or an invalid left after a feeding frenzy.  POTUS’ self-inflicted beast feast is no exception.  But to say it was self-inflicted understates the case — “bigly.”  There is a long standing autoimmune system in the body politic.  To mix a metaphor, the swamp endures — drainage specialists need not apply.  In a recent column, to cite another metaphor, Verbal Vol set forth Robert Penn Warren’s famous image from All the King’s Men, regarding a spider web.  The trouble for POTUS is that willy nilly doesn’t work for long.  Sooner or later, the spider is awakened.   Sooner or later, the swamp stronghold is surrounded by quicksand.  Sooner or later, the wall that you built to keep others out, keeps you in.

— Kilgore Forelle

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