Chris Christie: Years after (lap) bands a made him dance, RRH’s favorite former Morris County Chosen Freeloader reportedly turned down numerous cabinet positions during his quixotic, humiliating, 9-month-long quest to be selected US Attorney General. Sad!
At least Christie had the foresight to try for the position in which he could pardon himself (you know, if the situation ever arises). At this point, especially considering El Presidente Trump’s diet, I can only imagine Christie wondering if it’s too late to apply for White House taste tester (sorry, was that a bridge too far?). In preparation, Christie was sighted tonight practicing replenishing his bag of m&m’s while sitting at a dimly lit table at the NJTP’s Thomas Edison Service Area. Somewhere, Jared Kushner is tenting his fingers imagining rejecting Christie for that final gig.
Jill Stein: Newfound Hillary Clinton acolyte Jill Stein has declared Michigan’s operation of the 2016 presidential election a “hot mess.” I suppose it takes one to know one…
Our Celebrity Apprentice President-Elect: Lest he should be too busy to tweet, Celebrity Apprentice Executive Producer (and President-Elect) Donald Trump will evidently spend “ZERO TIME!” on the show. This comes despite his choosing to keep his leadership role (and, potentially, his salary). But, folks, please don’t worry. According to Kellyanne Conway, the PEOTUS will only produce the show in his “free time” (read: while Mike Pence is governing).
The Electoral College: In an effort to unbind #NeverTrump Republican electors in other states with the same statutes, two Democratic electors have filed suit in federal court to challenge Washington’s law requiring its electors to vote for the state’s popular vote winner.
Agriculture Secretary/ND-Sen: Deeply electorally endangered US Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is reported to be the frontrunner for Agriculture Secretary.
the Russian Democratic Federative Republic State: Who, according to The New Yorker‘s Steve Coll, is Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson?
Little Marco: US Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) is signaling that he’d oppose Rex Tillerson’s likely nomination.
Tillerson and Trade: Unsurprisingly, and thankfully, Tillerson supports free trade. That said, seeing as he’s an oil company CEO, should that fact surprise anyone? In any case, is it now fair to say that many of Trump’s core supporters have been, in one of the alt-right’s favorite words, well… “cucked?”
American Manufacturing Council: President-elect Trump has named Dow CEO Andrew Liveris, an Australian-American and proud naturalized US citizen, as Chairman of the new American Manufacturing Council.
Bigly Smart President-Elect: In Donald Trump’s own words, “I’m, like, a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years – could be eight years. … I don’t need that.” On account of his yuge brain, the PEOTUS will not be receiving daily security briefings. Instead, functioning POTUS Mike Pence will presumably be briefed every morning.
Fake News: Here’s a fascinating read regarding a group of Macedonian teenagers’ rise to riches by pumping fake American political news through social media channels (mainly targeted at Donald Trump’s supporters).
Wisconsin in 2016: Craig Gilbert, perhaps the finest political reporter employed by an American newspaper, explains how Donald Trump shook up the Badger State’s political geography this year in his latest piece….
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