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October 25, 2016


Is it okay to admit that I have a certain admiration for Kellyanne Conway, or Kellyanne Explainaway as I like to think of her? She is very nearly the only visible professional in the whole Trump campaign.

In his Rules for Funeral Etiquette Mark Twain offered this:
"Listen, with as intense an expression of attention as you can command, to the official statement of the character and history of the person in whose honor the entertainment is given; and if these statistics should seem to fail to tally with the facts, in places, do not nudge your neighbor, or press your foot upon his toes, or manifest, by any other sign, your awareness that taffy is being distributed."

Kellyanne is a first rate distributor of taffy. Generally speaking presidential political campaigns operate under different rules for etiquette than a funeral and so the obligation to keep a straight face is not required. In this case there appears to be some considerable overlap between the two and so I will forgive Kellyanne if she goes down with the coffin as it is lowered into the ground, talking as fast as she can. And that's plenty fast.

They're taking several pages out of "Political Campaigns for Dummies" by Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf. AKA "Baghdad Bob."

I believe you meant obliviousness (not obviousness).


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