It’s one of the funniest sight gags ever filmed. Leslie Nielsen, playing Detective Frank Dreben, exhorts onlookers to move along despite car crashes, explosions, bodies falling off buildings and a fire at a fireworks factory. “Nothing to see here. Please disperse,” he says.
This scene from “The Naked Gun” epitomizes Donald Trump’s White House. As each day of this presidency moves on, I feel more and more like one of those rubberneckers. It’s hard not to think one is watching a house on fire when the news from the White House is each day more outrageous than the day before.
Never did I think we would have to endure a presidency so chock full of invective, coarse behavior, gross incompetence, and totally lacking in truth or grace. Especially ironic is Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp;” instead, he’s opened the spigots.
We’re only nine months into this presidency, and both his incompetence and impeachable offenses mount. Does Trump have to invade the Sudetenland before the GOP-controlled Congress takes action? Or, to continue the analogy, will they, like Neville Chamberlain, appease him again? I’m hopeful Republicans will muster enough “Profiles in Courage” to begin the impeachment process.
Marc Medefind, Merced