The headline in the Bergen Record read, "Kellyanne Conway Alludes to Even Wider Surveillance of Trump campaign."
What prompted the shocking news was an interview Ms. Conway gave to Record columnist, Mike Kelly. His question to her was, "Let me ask you about one of the things that seems to be dogging, at least this last week, is the wire taps--the allegation that Trump Tower was wiretapped. What can you say about that? Do you know whether Trump Tower was wiretapped?"
Now, think about it for a moment--all she had to say to steer the conversation and a day's worth of news stories off into a different direction was, "No, Mike I don't know if it was, or not." Or maybe, "I have no evidence, but I'm sure the congressional investigation will come up with the answers."
With either of those statements, or another similar one the subject of her boss' paranoid, utterly unsubstantiated, twitter rant of a week plus ago would have been quickly fading in the rearview mirror.
However Kellyanne Conway works for Donald J. Trump and if we've learned anything since the inauguration there isn't a single Trump staffer who can, or will put the lid on a controversy. Their genetic makeup demands they insist, no matter how obscurely, their man was wronged somehow, someway by a leftist cabal led by the evil Kenyan, Barack H. Obama.
She responded to the question with, "What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately."
Kelly, paused, then began, "Do you believe that was..."
She interrupted him by saying, "There was an article that week that talked about how you can surveil people through their phones, through their--certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways. And microwaves that turn into cameras, et cetera. We know that is just a fact of modern life."
That's the ticket. Make sure the Volk realizes that even if every man jack one of you can't prove the candidate's telephone was tapped it doesn't mean Barack, Michelle, and the kids weren't illegally listening in, or watching. Indeed, there are more things in heaven and earth Horatio, than are dreamt of in your trailer park.
Today after the shit hit the fan, Conway tweeted, "Response to Bergen Record was about surveillance articles in news and techniques generally, not about campaign. Headline just wrong."
The question was, "Do you know whether the Trump Tower was wiretapped?" The Conway response was a rambling statement about various surveillance methods. In other words she was either telling us the different ways her campaign might have been bugged, thereby excusing the big orange guy's lack of proof, not to mention making us all think twice about wandering into the kitchen naked. Or--she blundered terribly in a crude attempt to avoid admitting she, personally, had no proof of wrong doing by the previous administration.
The mainstream media immediately pounced. On ABC this morning George Stephanopoulos pressed her and she allowed she didn't have any information to substantiate either her innuendo, or Donald Trump's claim. Later, as the interrogations began to wear her down, she said in perfect Trumpspeak, "I'm not in the job of having evidence."
Yeah, there's a lot of that going around at the White House lately.
Of course this is all just so much bullshit to the rubes out in Pot Hole County, West Virginia who voted for, El Don. They could give a rat's ass about the man's lack of morals and brute prevarications. All they know is Donald Trump vowed to bring back their jobs in the coal mines and not gut the Medicaid they are so dependent on.
Well, those are issues for another day.
Right now it is time to hunker down and do some serious research on the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Film must be pored over and hard decisions will have to be made within 48 hours. All of that followed by endless calls to the professionals who control the action.
Yes, screw Trump and the yokels shilling for him. Let the poor bastards at MSNBC and CNN wrestle with those swine for the time being.
Now, at last, there are more important things to deal with.
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