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I still think Twitter is awful overall (despite some very excellent content, much of which gets reposted here), but I really have to credit her for playing the long game here. She had to have known she could only tweet this once; tweeting it a second time would just mute the impact. And if I’d been her, I wouldn’t have been able to restrain myself from tweeting these three words the second I saw this headline:

But Pence’s Emails.jpg

(click to embiggen; if it’s illegible on your screen, the relevant headline reads “Pence used personal email in office”)

But she held off. It was a gamble, because it was entirely possible that no more influential person to the outcome of 2016 was going to turn out to be a hypocrite on this issue. It certainly wasn’t going to be Trump – he’s a hypocrite on almost every issue, but he doesn’t use email and had never held elected office before 2017, so he wasn’t going to have a history of using a private email server for government business. And apart from the President, it’s hard to think of a more highly ranked figure than the Vice President.

But she held off. It must’ve required nerves of vibranium, but she held off. Without official confirmation from the woman herself, I can’t know for sure that she knew Comey was such a sanctimonious twit that he’d inevitably be revealed as a colossal hypocrite on this issue, but now I suspect she had his number exactly. She must have known it was just a matter of time before a story like this came out. Once again, she turns out to have had impeccable judgement.

And once again, the scriptwriter turns out to be completely incapable of subtlety when writing characters like Comey. Between turns like this and the use of Dennis Rodman as a figure of diplomacy, I don’t know how that jackass remains employed; plot twists like this frankly stretch the viewer’s suspension of disbelief to the breaking point.

I have to comfort myself using logic and jokes like this right now because, apart from things like Manafort being sent to jail and Cohen probably flipping, there’s precious little in the news right now to comfort me. It’s stuff like this, and works of art, and precious little else. I’d barely played video games in five years, and lately they’re among the few things that relax me. It is to weep.

ETA: Oh, huh. 4,500 posts. I don’t notice these milestones all that often. Cool.
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I still think Twitter is awful overall (despite some very excellent content, much of which gets reposted here)
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All six top-tier gubernatorial candidates say Trump tariffs could harm Tennessee - Tennessean

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