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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Stupendous failure of memory. As only possible in Washington, DC.

AP, here online, by staff without byline, "The Latest: Trump assails Ginsburg statements about him - Jul. 13, 2016 1:10 AM EDT," with the headline largely telling the substance of the story, although it could have read, "Trump tweeting assails Ginsburg ...". Twitter is for twits, proof in the pudding. Aside from that, mid-item the senior Senator from Kentucky is quoted:

Earlier Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that it was "totally inappropriate" for Ginsburg to criticize Trump.

McConnell said that members of the Supreme Court shouldn't weigh in on American elections.

"It raises a level of skepticism that the American people have from time to time about just how objective the Supreme Court is, whether they're over there to call the balls and strikes, or weigh in on one side or another," he said.

Please excuse the good man his errant senior moment, but really, Gore v. Bush poisoned that well. Beyond that, who's McConnell and his GOP minions with their wanting to politicize the court via stalling the latest Obama nomination, a pattern they've shown for a century of wanting to pack the Court with Thomas-Roberts-Alito quality whenever they could get away with it, while blowing hard about "propriety." Had their packing been less successful Gore v. Bush would have been politicized the other way.

So is it senior memory of the senior Kentucky Senator; or mendacity? Mitch? Mendacity? Who would contend . . .

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