Friday, June 09, 2017

Politics Talk. Are we seeing high ranking politicians/officials with early onset?

The news media is going wild over McCain having a bit of confusion during his questioning of Comey.  Don't know what I'm talking about?  Check this out via NPR.
Television viewers were confused and concerned when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., took his turn to question former FBI Director James Comey Thursday — and McCain has now responded.

The senator started his questioning of Comey by walking through the timeline of the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails, which Comey confirmed was closed in July, and then asked how the FBI could have concluded that matter while the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election was ongoing.

"I'm a little confused, Senator," was Comey's response.

McCain went on: "At the same time you made the announcement there would be no charges brought against then-Secretary Clinton for any activities involved in the Russia involvement in our engagement, in our election. I don't quite understand how you could be done with that but not done with the whole investigation to affect the outcome of our election."

The Arizona Republican, serving his sixth term in the Senate, seemed to conflate the investigation of Clinton's emails and the investigation of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Making matters worse, McCain then referred to President Trump as President Comey.

It did not go unnoticed by those watching.
Then we had this from Nancy Pelosi. via Free Beacon.
 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) keeps confusing Donald Trump with George W. Bush.

During a press briefing on Friday morning, she again referred to "President Bush" when she was discussing Trump. Pelosi may have had Bush on the brain because she said earlier on "Morning Joe" that she wished the 43rd president was in the White House now.

"First, he tries to charm you," Pelosi said of Trump. "President Bush tries to charm you. If that doesn't work, he tries to bully you. If that doesn't work, he walks away."

One reporter interrupted to say "Trump" to correct her, but Pelosi ignored him.

A few minutes later, someone walked to the podium and handed her a note, apparently letting her know of the mistake.

"I said President Bush? I'm sorry, I meant to say—it's hard for me to say it," Pelosi said, evidently suggesting she did not want to say "President Trump." "Poor President Bush. I apologize."

On Feb. 6, Pelosi said shortly after Trump took office that she saw no part of the White House agenda that she could work with "President Bush" on.

In an interview on ABC's "This Week" on April 30, she made the mistake again and apologized to Bush, joking she wished Bush was president again.
And who could forget the infamous RBG at the State of the Union, via Mediaite.

Are we seeing elderly officials continuing to serve long after they should have retired and now face the issue of some of them suffering from early onset alzheimer's?

Do we have a process in place to remove a Supreme Court Justice or Senator or Congresswoman if it becomes obvious that they are no longer fit for office (short of we impeach people in these positions?).

Might be time to dust off US code or whatever the rule book is.  We might need it sooner rather than later.

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