– Even now that the transition to Joe Biden has formally begun, we’re still stuck with Donald Trump in office until late January. New plan to get Trump to leave office early: we tell him he’s been removed via the 28th Amendment. There is no 28th Amendment, but he doesn’t know that, so maybe he’ll just fall for it.
– True story from yesterday: Florida man emerges from lake carrying the alligator that’s got ahold of his dog, wrestles the alligator, frees the dog, never does drop the cigar in his mouth. This is the guy they need to send in on inauguration day to remove Trump from the White House if he doesn’t leave.
– First we saw minor grumbling that President-elect Joe Biden was picking too many experienced political veterans for his administration who aren’t household names. Now that Biden has added John Kerry as climate czar, some of those same folks are grumbling about Kerry having too much “baggage.” Some folks you just can’t please no matter what.
– Biden has to pick the people he thinks are best for each job. He’s not casting a TV show pilot, where you have to try to get the biggest names. We already had a reality show President and it was a disaster. That said, you can surely expect Biden to end up adding popular names like Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke to his administration, in whichever roles they end up being the best fit.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report