The Apprentice: Judicial Edition
So this Breaking News! just arrived in my inbox:
The two judges who have been considered the top finalists to be President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court — Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman — are being brought to Washington ahead of tonight’s White House announcement, sources tell [news source which shall go unnamed].
The move comes as there were increasing indications that Gorsuch will be Trump’s choice, sources briefed on the White House deliberations told [same news source that shall continue to go unnamed].
Those close to the process warn that until it is announced, Trump could change his mind.
Trump is scheduled to unveil his Supreme Court nominee at 8 p.m. ET.
(Sarcasm warning — don’t read what I write here literally.)
Am I imaging things, or does this sound more like the preview for the final show of a season of Trump’s old reality show The Apprentice? “It all comes down to tonight. Who will be chosen, and who will be fired? Tune in to the The Apprentice: Judicial edition to find out at 8pm ET. Check your local listings.”
I’m wondering if Trump is going to bring both judges in to the Oval Office, let them talk about their accomplishments like the contestants did and then tell one of them “You’re hired!” like he did at the end of his reality show when it was down to two contestants. The loser gets to walk out the door, get into a limo and be sent back to where he came from.
It’s all just so exciting isn’t it? I think I now know what Chris Matthews meant when he said he had a tingle down his leg when he heard Obama talk. Maybe Trump can do this for all governmental openings from now on. Our culture seems obsessed with being entertained, so why not have an Entertainer-in-Chief. He can hire and fire people all in a public show that will get massive ratings and the winner gets to come work for the Trumpster. How exciting. So much better than the old days huh?
Originally published at laceduplutheran.com on January 31, 2017.