Apres les honneurs, Regardez le Deluge
Now that he has gone to be with his fathers, Hoka Hey!, the honoring will slowly dissipate over the week. The Senate Office Building, soon be renamed, some suggest, and other government offices will be cleared, each employee given a white ticket to be stamped at the Capitol Rotunda to prove they actually did use that hour for official government business, while another man with a clicker will click their passing by to prove thousands really did pour by to view his flag-draped coffin.
But once the honors have been paid, look for the Deluge. Maybe very soon. Events will dictate the speed.
But we will soon learn that Dick Durbin, Democrat senator from Illinois, did not admire him more than his real friend, Lindsay Graham. Old wounds will quickly appear, back to the Forrestal by some (not enough there for my tastes), Hanoi Hilton (nor there), but the Keating-Lincoln Savings & Loan scandal, plenty, for it proved in all things he was corruptible, long before he was bi-partisan, and used to getting his way and getting away with it, thus making the earlier claims from Vietnam at least more plausible.
If you believe in developing “theories of the Man” that would be a reasonable theory of the man going forward.
And already, while he still remains in Washington, we learn that he disinvited Sarah Palin. Donald Trump I understand. They genuinely didn’t like one another, and for reasons that go deeper than simply saying one isn’t a hero merely by virtue of being shot down.
But Sarah saved him. She made him stand taller than he ever could have with Romney, Pawlenty or Leiberman, who were all mere echoes of himself. We always knew his campaign staff hated Sarah and the comparative enthusiasm of the crowds she drew. She was too de classe, worse, she brought the de classe voters in droves, accounting for as many as half of his votes in 2008, and possibly all but 10 of his electoral votes. Had it not been for Sarah he may have out-lost Walter Mondale, who got only 13 in 1984.
That she was disinvited tells us what he truly felt about her, and is another major “theory of the man” indicator.
The deluge will center around his involvement in the creation and dissemination of the dossier, the famous Golden Showers dossier and the role of the DNC and FBI, and possibly US intelligence, in creating and disseminating it.
In the executive-office world of politics and government, and with fingerprints already on a major piece of evidence about to be used in criminal proceedings, the worst possible place for the owner of those fingerprints to be is dead. The natural fall guy, especially since all the fingers point directly at the same people who are professing love and admiration for the dear departed today. I would expect nothing less from them.
Within weeks we will see a deluge of “new” news about the sainted senator from Arizona—some of it possibly even true, but all spawned by the same media today who speak of canonizing him.
As you watch this, try to stick to provable facts. Try to leave your “want-to-believes” out of it for some of the things they will try to pin on this dead veteran will not be true.