One person’s roulette

On the progressive Democratic front, I give Vegas commissioner Steve Sisolak big positives for his current gun control television spot. (He’s running for governor.) There’s no lame pics of him at a family picnic, no canned stale platitudes. Just Steve driving in Vegas, talking about his desires for gun adjustments in Nevada, post-Paddock massacre—no assault rifles, no bump stocks, improved background checks. It’s a straight-up, no bullshit, nice piece of work.

Another positive move for progressive Democrats would be for Nancy Pelosi to announce that she will not be Speaker of the House, should a nation-saving Blue Tsunami take place in November. It’s time for a change, and the sooner the better. Let’s not have Nancy available as a convenient liberal punching bag for raving ReTrumplicans during the campaigns this summer. Bring in dynamic new Congressblood, whomever that may be. (Joaquin Castro of Texas?) The timing will be fresh, the energy will be boosted, and the stage will be set for this climactic Resistance moment.

It’s been nothing less than delightful to watch GOP stooges get those Comey memos released so those documents can then explode in their baffled faces (memos as exploding cigars?). Because what was one of the main topics of chatter revived by The Memos? President Don Don playing with those nasty Pee Pee Girls! Yay, pee pee!.

In Russian Roulette, the excellent expose of all things Russian/Trump by Isikoff and Corn, the authors conclude that it’s 50-50 as to whether Trump really did host his own Tinkle Time party in the Moscow Ritz in 2013. Fair enough, but consider these remarks, made by gossip columnist A. J. Benza, who wrote for the New York Daily News in the ’90s (remarks printed in Russian Roulette). In 2001, Benza said, “Trump used to call me and say, ‘I was just in Russia. The girls have no morals. You gotta get out there.’ ” Make of this anecdote what you will. But it fits nicely into the new revelations about Trump’s revised timeline in Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe thing, a revision which came about after airplane flight logs showed that Trump lied about his time there—what a shock!—and that well, well, well, ole Donny boy was indeed in Moscow for all of Friday night and, gee, there was plenty of time, as it turns out, to have had some girls come up to the room to make some pee pee whoopee. In other words, that 50-50 estimate might have just morphed into 80-20. Somewhere, Chris Steele is LHAO.