Tuesday, April 4, 2017
4 April 2017
You know, if you were ever tempted to think that maybe not much has changed fashion-wise since the early 90s, all you need do is look at a yearbook photo from that time and you'd be like, "Oh. Oh, jesus. So much has changed. I was insane for even entertaining that notion." I only bring this up because today's front page featured an early 90s yearbook photo of White House bootlick and Central Valley congressguy Devin Nunes. But let's be clear: I'm not faulting Rep. Nunes for his party in the front/more party in the back 90s haircut, or his blindingly white turtleneck (complimented by some species of cardigan, which I elected not to include here, for fear of the whole thing tipping over into parody), or anything else about this picture specifically. He was a 90s teen, and that's abundantly clear from the yearbook photo, and that's ok. But while the article about Nunes describes his constituents' unwavering support for him even though he derailed a House investigation into a sitting president possibly colluding with a hostile foreign power (I still can't believe that that is something I have to write or say occasionally), I am perfectly comfortable pinning fault on him for that derailment. He either did it intentionally, in which case he's an asshole who has no respect for the rule of law, or he didn't know what the fuck he was doing and bungled the whole thing, in which case he's an incompetent idiot.