Usually my posts cover one topic. Today I will discuss three separate stories. In each case, important people are acting very stupidly. They all should know better.
The European Union doesn’t know what to do about the Brexit vote. The head of the executive branch says that Britain should start negotiating immediately. Meanwhile, the trade commissioner says negotiations can’t begin until they leave. Britain imports much more from the EU than they export. Nobody wants a trade war but it would be more harmful to the EU.
Nobody likes foreign leaders to interfere with their internal affairs. Apparently the French feel we are too imbecilic to elect a president without their guidance. French President Francois Hollande said voters should choose Clinton. Their prime minister said Trump “is probably a bad man”. If these guys had any political sense, they ought to realize that their statements help Trump and hurt Clinton.
My winner of the “What are they thinking?” award goes to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Other cabinet posts can focus fully on implementing their president’s agenda. The attorney general, as our top law enforcement officer, must often be nonpartisan. That line has often been crossed in the Obama administration, especially by Eric Holder. No investigation is more politically sensitive than the one involving Hillary Clinton’s emails. It is vital that she remain absolutely independent. That illusion was destroyed when she agreed to meet with Bill Clinton. I can’t fathom how someone with her experience could make such a poor decision. Even if there is no impropriety, the appearance is there. If Hillary Clinton is not indicted, people will believe the fix is in.
I may do this type of post again sometime. I can depend on politicians to provide plenty of ammunition.