Manafort Ousted from Trump Campaign; Replaced by Imelda Marcos
In a shocking development, spokesmen for Donald Trump announced the ouster of Paul Manafort as Campaign Manager and his replacement by 87-year-old Imelda Marcos, widow of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Though the replacement of Manafort, a well-known scumbag, was long viewed as a possibility, the selection of Marcos, a well-known [insert extremely terrible word here], has left “le tout Washington” aghast.
The precipitating event was the release of the latest New York Times Upshot analysis of the presidential election showing that the chances of Hillary Clinton winning have risen to 88% leaving the hapless name dropper (mostly his own) with but a 12% chance of victory.
All of the “much more Democratic” states are safely in the Clinton column as are all of the states in the “somewhat more Democratic” category. The states described as “like the country as a whole” are comfortably blue though Iowa is close.
Among the “somewhat more Republican” states, Clinton leads in North Carolina by a two to one margin and Republican forces are massing to try to save Georgia.
When they learned that the Republicans were defending Georgia, Paul Painlevé and Colonel Tricaud, who built the utterly useless Maginot Line to defend France from the Nazis in the late 30s, were quoted as saying “that is as if we had built a fucking moat around Vichy.”
Some deft button pushing on a cheap calculator shows the odds of Trump winning the states he actually needs to get to 270 electoral votes at 0.000165807 or about 16 in 100,000. Since we hold elections every four years, on today’s odds, a Trump victory could be expected about once every 25,000 years.
Advice provided by the National Association of Large Animal Veterinarians to “put the Donald out of his misery” was rejected thanks to the vigorous efforts of campaign staffers whose objections were based on having mortgages to pay.
The selection of Marcos resulted from a top secret GOP plan to wait for the other shoe to drop on Crooked Hillary.
The primary deficiency of this plan appeared to be the lack of time available for the dropping of other shoes until an especially junior RNC intern also observed that there might not be enough shoes on earth to say nothing of the time available to drop them.
It was pretty much then that Manafort circled the drain to be replaced by Marcos, the only person anyone could think of who could rustle up the necessary shoes.
Russell Seitz, August 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm said:
Better a podophile than a paedophile.
Haven Pell, August 12, 2016 at 6:11 pm said:
depends whether you happen to be a shoe
Robert Smith, August 12, 2016 at 5:32 pm said:
Funniest piece since the retiring Pope was hired by Goldman Sachs.
Haven Pell, August 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm said:
Thanks, I think funny ones are going to be the only answer for a while
Barrett Seaman, August 12, 2016 at 6:39 pm said:
Ah, so this is what “sarcasm” and “irony” look like! I was beginning to wonder after all the Trumpian examples.
(Best of all: the Large Animal Veterinarians urging the “put Donald out of his misery” solution.)
Haven Pell, August 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm said:
Thank Barry. I have an Australian friend and reader who inspired the image. Let’s see if he spots it.
C. Griffin, August 13, 2016 at 10:30 am said:
About the only group left which Trump has not insulted are shoe fetishists. I like waiting for ‘the other one to drop’!
Haven Pell, August 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm said:
do you think shoe fetishists can aspire to the all important public victimhood status? They might not get enough sympathy for being maligned.
GVS, August 13, 2016 at 9:14 pm said:
Starting to look like Hillary is a “shoe in”. Your BLOG is great, not to mention hilarious!! A sense of humor maybe all that gets us through this debacle…
Haven Pell, August 13, 2016 at 10:28 pm said:
Unless she gets caught in something so outrageous that Mr. None-of-the-Above goes shooting past everyone at the finish line. Meanwhile, give some thought to Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. You’ll be happy you gave them a look.