Trump to Putin, sort of

Please read this from his p.c. today about Putin and tell me how ridiculous is the uproar that followed. He’s riffing on the Dem committee leaks and Dems’ speculating it’s from Putin, and says this:

“Why do I have to get involved with Putin? I have nothing to do with Putin. I’ve never spoken to him. I don’t know anything about him other than he will respect me. He doesn’t respect our president. [Good point] And if it is Russia—which it’s probably not, nobody knows who it is—but if it is Russia, it’s really bad for a different reason, because it shows how little respect they have for our country, when they would hack into a major party and get everything.

But it would be interesting to see—I will tell you this—Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.

Russia, are you listening? And says he hopes R. finds the emails. Will be rewarded by our press.

It’s hyperbole, exaggeration, tomfoolery, satire, whatever you have for exaggerating, falsifying on the square, making a point in a public statement. Ye gods, and they are jumping at it. Shock effect pure and simple. Morons.

Something Big Dog forgot while rhapsodizing

Among items left out of Bill’s encomiastic speech last night:

. . .  the Trans Pacific Partnership, which Mrs. Clinton touted in her State Department memoir, “Hard Choices”—or at least in the hardcover edition.

The topic was cut from the paperback, as the Washington Free Beacon reported last month, presumably because TPP has turned out to be unpopular and she claims she supports it no longer.

Politico reports that Virginia’s Gov. Terry McAuliffe, “longtime best friend to the Clintons,” says he believes she’ll flip again if elected.

Oh no! I refuse to believe it.