For several days now I have watched one wretched Republican pol after another appear on cable news, genuflecting at the virtuous splendor of James Comey's equally wretched, vastly ill-advised interference in the presidential race — with respect, of course, to Hillary Clinton's emails.
And for several days now I have tried to imagine what their reaction would be to Director Comey announcing, just days before the election, that his FBI is actively investigating Donald Trump's "charitable" irregularities, as wells as his campaign's traitorous cahoots with 400-pound Russian hackers and a tinpot quasi-Soviet dictator, whose little bitch and useful idiot goes by the name of Trump.
My guess is these Republican pols just might be a trifle perturbed, a bit displeased and, quite possibly, even somewhat vocal about it.
You think? I so hate going out on limbs.
Indeed, their displeasure might even surpass the trifling. In fact, they'd probably burn down the J. Edgar Hoover Building and send Mr. Comey fleeing into the witness protection program.
The word "hypocrisy" simply fails to capture Republican pols' contemptibility on this matter. So does mere dishonesty, mendacity, deceit, quackery, flimflammery, duplicity, perfidy, pharisaism, Dickensian pecksniffery or Molièrean tartuffery. No, the English language requires a new noun that better expresses such utter, unprecedented contempt for human decency.
I've got it!