Well, the new year is less than a week old and it seems like 2018 is turning into 2017 on steroids. There’s so much going on this week it seemed to be a “target rich” environment for a blog. The “You can’t make this shit up” and “If you wrote this, nobody would believe it” clichés got together and gave birth to a book called “Fire And Fury” by a reporter named Michael Wolff.
It’s an inside look at this train wreck called “a Presidency.” It confirms what has been common knowledge for a while already. SCROTUS is nuts. Senile, and dumb as a brick, too. And much, much more. The book is riveting. I downloaded the audio book. Ellin and I sat at the kitchen table and listened for over 3 hours before we realized two things.
One: This is totally engrossing. We can’t stop listening.
Two: Damn, my butt is sore. Don’t sit at a kitchen table for more than three hours.
But I think the lead — which has been buried — is how this guy was able to write this book. I’m not making this up. How did he do it? He spent the last year hanging out in the White House. In the West Wing. He talked to everybody, including the President.
He could go in anytime he wanted. They all talked to him. They all knew he was writing a book!
How did he pull this off?
He met with Trump and asked if he could be a “fly on the wall” and document his administration. Trump said “Sure, why not?” Now he denies it but somehow, he got access to the White House, even though nobody is sure who actually allowed it.
The utter chaos that the book describes is how he got in.
So, think of it. A reporter is going to the White House for a year, wandering around and everybody tells him everything. And nobody notices he’s —
- A REPORTER!
- HE’S THERE!
And they all seemed to be completely stunned and surprise that this guy
WROTE A BOOK!!!
The other thing about this book is that all the bombshells in the book are not bombshells. It’s all common knowledge. Hell, I’ve written a blog about most of them.
I wrote CAN MEL BROOKS SUE REALITY FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT? The President is stupid.
I wrote STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES. The White House staff treats SCROTUS like a child.
I wrote WE NEED A FIRST MOM. They have to come up with ways to stop him from doing stupid stuff, or worse.
I wrote M.A.D. MADMEN AND THE FIVE MINUTE RULE. The president is nuts.
I wrote NORMAL, NORMALIZING AND NORMALIZING NUTS. The president is getting nuttier.
I wrote NUTS, NUTJOBS AND NUTTERBUTTER. I could go on, but I’m getting tired of the cutting and pasting. And of course Marilyn, Ellin, and Garry have written even more on all of this. Basically, all the stuff we’ve known and been watching unravel during the last year is now in a book because a guy got to sit on a sofa in the West Wing for about a year — and just watched it all happen.