The 4th Doctor: A Lost mine, A phony map are people still falling for that old guff I mean are they?Doctor Who The Ribos Operation Episode 2 1978
PM Jim Hacker [on the phone] Oh, yes, Paul. You know you have an airborne battalion on standby in Germany? Never mind how I know. Well, since it’s not being used, I want them to fly straight off to St George’s Island. Sort of between Africa and India. A goodwill visit. Just showing the flag. They have been invited. Yes. Leave in… six hours. Yes, an instant goodwill visit. Tell your press office to announce it at once. No, no, leave me out of it. A routine visit. All right – a routine surprise visit. Well, say they were invited earlier, but the NATO exercise got in the way. Now they’re not needed, they’re going anyway. All right. Nobody knows it’s not true. Press statements aren’t delivered under oath.Yes Prime Minister A Victory for Democracy 1984
One of the funniest things about the “bombshell” concerning John Bolton’s book (which replaces last week’s “Bombshell” of the Rudy aide) is the idea that anyone not named Mitt Romney is actually falling for it.
Given that we saw this game with the Bush tape, and then with Kavanaugh hearings and then during the Mueller business and then finally during the impeachment hearings the idea that there is some kind of last minute bombshell unvetted unverified “evidence” that the completely non-partisan NYT is promulgating that will convince the world that the President must be removed if ONLY we call the witness they want. That’s pretty funny.
It’s even funnier seeing so many people who have spent decades suggesting that John Bolton is some kind of dangerous mad warmongering demagogue suddenly touting him as a vital reliable witness whose words and options are beyond question (see Lawrence Tribe).
But the funniest thing about the lot was alluded to by Molly Hemmingway concerning a statement by Bolton’s people concerning his book:
Oddly phrased, oddly limited statement. Were people ever suggesting the NYT *colluded with these groups for the purpose of helping launch pre-sales*? Seemed folks were simply noticing the carefully orchestrated leak went live a few hours before launch of pre-sales. https://t.co/74KArhRLSQ— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 27, 2020
That’s pretty funny but the corker really comes when you consider who is likely pre-buying these books.
From all the press we’re seeing today the people most likely to be burning up the pre-sales of John Bolton’s book are leftists who have spent years hating his guts and would not normally give a book by him the time of day.
And people are wondering why Biden’s people aren’t denying the contents of the leak?
John Bolton is going to make a lot of money off of a bunch of people who hate him and I think that’s absolutely hilarious, and the backlash that he’s getting by some on our side who haven’t quite caught on is only helping him made a few buck off of the far left impeachment fanatics whose appeasement is what this impeachment process is all about.
You mean to tell me —HA HA HA –that there are people —HO HO HO who —Gasp Gasp— FALL for this stupid surprise?
Cue Ambush Bug
What a joke.