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Sunday, December 10, 2017

#EndorseThis: Colbert Can’t Stop Watching Trump Speech Slur

Watching Stephen Colbert troll Trump’s disastrous decision on Jerusalem relieves the sense of dread a little. But then at 1:56, the president of the United States unmistakably blunders into a speaking slur that will make you laugh and shudder at the same time.

Colbert says he could watch that moment over and over. And in fact he rolls tape again and almost loses it on stage — no doubt with that same sense of comic horror. Whatever this portends, it’s certainly something to see at least once. Whew.

#EndorseThis: Yes, ‘Robert Mueller Is Comin’ To Town!’

“You’d better watch out

You’d better not cry

You’d better not lie to the FBI

Robert Mueller’s comin’ to town!”

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon — who once ruffled whatever that is on top of Trump’s head — made a valiant bid last night to catch up politically with woke competitors like Kimmel and Colbert. His Springsteen imitation is credible and his Santa Claus lyrics are amusing, so give Jimmy a chance. He’s trying!

#EndorseThis: Trump Lawyer John Dowd Is Now Channeling Nixon

Sometimes the parallels between the present national crisis and the Watergate scandal are almost eerie. Consider the latest argument from Trump attorney John Dowd (the same sly mouthpiece who implausibly claimed to have authored a highly incriminating presidential tweet).

Last Sunday, Dowd claimed that the “President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution’s Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case.” Most constitutional scholars would find this notion that the president is above the law absurd and offensive — but there is at least one famed attorney who would have agreed.…

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