Open Thread: Scaramucci Does The Transparency Fandango
In the tradition of the commedia dell'arte and the Punch and Judy shows which came after, Scaramouche was a sort of cowardly servant character who gets beat up a lot. Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House Communications Director is also a sort of cowardly servant character who, well... we'll see, I suppose.
Much has been made of the fact that prior to taking this position, Scaramooch was very much opposed to how gross Donald Trump is, and also how dumb all of his ideas were. He expressed this sentiment both on television and in tweets.
He's even tweeted all about how is pro-choice and believes in climate change and gun control.
Tweets which he says he has since deleted... in the interest of transparency.
Who did he get this definition of transparency from? Don Jr.? Also the part about "I serve @POTUS agenda & that's all that matters" definitely makes him sound like he just walked up out of the basement of the Stepford Men's Association. In all likelihood, he was baking Trump a casserole as he tweeted that.
Of course, according to Donald Trump, Anthony Scaramucci loves Donald Trump now and has always been in love with Donald Trump.
Sure, this is all normal. Why not? Anyway, this is your open thread! Have at, and also leave us some moneys in our tip jar!
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