Friday, May 24, 2019

The Left Cheek Ass Clown for May, 2019

Although it's frequently (okay, almost always) difficult to make a choice among the contenders clamoring for recognition as standout ass clowns, every once in a while a nominee comes along whose towering ass clownery so far exceeds that of other potential nominees that his/her designation is a foregone conclusion ... and so it is today. Without the least doubt or question, designation as

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for May, 2019

is presented to

Former Kansas Secretary of State,
Immigration Firebrand,
Wannabe Immigration Czar

Kris Kobach

In a time of over-the-top demagogues and monumental egotists in our government, Kris Kobach stood out this past week when the New York Times published an article detailing the ten demands he made of Donald Trump in order to be enticed to take the proposed administration position of "Immigration Czar." You can read the whole article by Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni here; here are Lord Kobach's ten demands:

1. Office in the West Wing.

2. Walk-in privileges with the president.

3. Assistant to the President rank - at highest pay level for WH senior staff.

4. Staff of 7 people (2 attorneys, 2 research analysts, 1 scheduler, 1 media person, 1 assistant).

5. POTUS sits down individually with Czar and the secretaries of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice, Ag, Interior, and Commerce, and tells each of the Secretaries to follow the directives of the Czar without delay, subject to appeal to the President in cases of disagreement.

6. 24/7 access to either a DHS or DOD jet. Czar must be on the border every week.

7. Ability to spend weekends in KS with family on way from border back to DC, unless POTUS needs Czar elsewhere.

8. Security detail if deemed necessary after security review.

9. Serve as the face of Trump immigration policy - the principal spokesman on television and in the media.

10. Promise that by November 1, 2019, the president will nominate Kris Kobach to be DHS Secretary, unless Kobach wishes to continue in Czar position.

Can you spell chutzpah?

In "honor" of the most amazingly shameless, blatant act of self aggrandizing behavior in the quest for a position in an administration rife with such, Kris Kobach is named the Left-Cheek Ass Clown for May 2019. This is the type of person we have chosen for public office, which says something sad about us.

Election Day is 529 days away. Don't waste it.

Have a good day and a great weekend. More thoughts tomorrow, when Cartoon Saturday returns.



Mike said...

What a jerk.

Grand Crapaud said...

Oh good Lord! He's full of himself, isn't he?

allenwoodhaven said...

Didn't see this coming, but a good choice!