My only complaint about the actual firing is that it should have happened around Inauguration Day or weekend. Maybe by robocall as soon as the Oath of Office had been administered. "Hello Director Comey, this is a recorded message from your President Trump. You're fired. This has been a recording".
I try to be consistent here, and in life in general. I said Comey had made the FBI a laughingstock after his July Cop Out last summer, in a piece on July 6th.
The director of the FBI has singlehandedly struck a mortal blow to the rule of law in America and simultaneously turned the FBI into a laughing stock agency that no one can possibly take seriously anymore. We have transitioned into that dangerous territory of a nation Without Rule of Law.I stayed consistently hard on him throughout the campaign. Like in early October when he complained people were calling him a weasel
You don't carry water for anyone? Listen, Director Weasel, I've had those clearances and I don't believe for a nanosecond that I would have been treated like Hillary. I don't know anyone who has had those clearances who feels they would have been treated that way.Or in late October, when there was an article that he was sick of the beating he was getting for being such a weasel.
You hung the weasel name tag around your own neck. Don't get mad at us for using it.
Maybe I watched a bit too much of Efrem Zimbalist Jr. during my junior high and high school days, but his lack of spine was disgraceful for an FBI agent, let alone director. As I said before, everyone may assume that he went full weasel on this because of concern for showing up dead, but I thought guys in his position weren't supposed to be so easily intimidated.I checked my reactions when conservatives were supposed to suddenly love the guy, when he did his couple-of-days reversal on Hildebeest. Just to make sure I didn't suddenly act as though I liked the guy. I think I did OK.
Does this matter? In a reality where Comey thoroughly discredited the FBI (and then gets mad when everyone talks about them being weasels), it's hard to say.If there's one thing I hate with a burning rage about modern politics is that it has turned into some sort of crappy substitute for a team sport. You know: when "their guy" does something it's the most horrible thing in the history of History, but if "our guy" does the same thing, then it's no big deal. Along that line of thinking, there's the predictable outrage of people defending Comey who were calling for his firing a few months ago. There's a recording from last night where Colbert tells the audience the breaking news of Comey's firing and they cheer. Colbert is aghast saying something like "Huge Trump supporters here!" Rush suggested it's not that they're Trump supporters, but because they can't keep track of whether they're supposed to love him, like last July when he let Hillary get away with all those felonies, or hate him like when they decided he cost her the election. I think he might be right.