Friday, February 9, 2024

Biden's Memory is Voter Issue

The Special Counsel report recommended not charging President Biden for his retaining classified documents after leaving office.  It states:

“Given Mr. Biden’s limited precision and recall during his interviews with his ghostwriter and with our office, jurors may hesitate to place too much evidentiary weight on a single eight-word utterance to his ghostwriter about finding classified documents in Virginia, in the absence of other, more direct evidence."

“We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."
Poor memory is a common tactic used by CEOs and other powerful people under investigation.  Executive amnesia or boardroom fog has been employed by the likes of:
  • BP CEO Lord John Browne after a Texas City refinery explosion killed 15 workers and injured 180.
  • Ivanka Trump during the investigation of tax fraud by The Trump Organization
  • BP CEO Tony Haywood after the Deepwater Horizon exploded killing eleven people and causing the Gulf Oil Spew
Ghislaine Maxwell could not recall even a single flight on Epstein's private jet with Jeffrey Esptein accuser Virginia Giuffre.

Biden's poor memory in an investigative interview should not alone be reason for concern given its widespread use by influential, powerful people.  That said, Biden's protest may trigger something in families that dealt with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.  

How many people have heard in a raised voice "my memory is fine" or something similar?  

Americans vote on their lived experienced.  Powerful people avoiding responsibility is an everyday occurrence in our country.  Returning an angry elderly man with poor memory to the White House is altogether different deal  

Update:  Blue Team Rep. Adam Smith said Biden’s address to the media was “not the way you want to do it.”

Update 2-16-24:  As for memory problems in investigative cases the judge in Trump's civil fraud trial said of Ivanka:
"Despite being presented with ample emails and other documentary evidence demonstrating the critical role she played in the negotiation, Ms. Trump professed to have no memory of any of the events of the loan negotiation or the agreed upon terms." 
"But the court found her inconsistent recall, depending on whether she was questioned by OAG or the defense, suspect."

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Need Break from "Cam Pains"

Former President Donald Trump lives in his own world, one apparently unaffected by legal cases or restitution judgements, which amount to $88 million for E. Jean Carroll.  HuffPo reported:

“Are you thinking of potentially trying to use campaign funds to pay some of the penalties?” a reporter asked the former president at a news conference following his meeting with Teamsters Union leaders in Washington, D.C.

“What penalties?” Trump asked. 

“In the New York fraud cause and the defamation case,” the reporter replied. 

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” said Trump. “I mean, that’s been proven as far as I’m concerned.” 

He claimed that “actually, we won in the court of appeals.”
It's time to turn off the doddering old rivals, Trump and Biden.  The public does not want a rematch but public will rarely drives political organizations.  

We may have to suffer a rematch of the 2020 election but I can wait at least six months before tuning in again.   Maybe, I'll rejoin the race after Labor Day.  That's about the time Trump pretended to be presidential in the last battle.

Trump's insatiable need for adulation and revenge became rancid long ago.  Biden needs to look in the mirror and realize the job no longer fits a man of his age, however connected he may be to society's power structures.

I can't count on Red or Blue political teams to deliver new candidates but I can ignore their respective coronations.  

Update:  Trump disagrees with the DC District Court that refused to grant him King George like privileges.

Update 5-19-24:  The cure for Trump's shared psychosis is removal of any input from or about Donald Trump.  That sounds wonderful.