By Bob Ferris
When I was a child I would delight in playing the game in children's magazines called "what's wrong with this picture." Big time fun. But not as fun when we are constantly and involuntarily doing it as adults. Here is a prime example. At the top we have Ginni Thomas head of "United for Purpose" presenting an Impact Award to a young film maker. So what is wrong with this picture?
|Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia (Ginni) Thomas.|
Easy too to see that the event was held at Trump International Hotel. We could insert here the commentary from when Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch spoke at the Trump location (1,2,3,4). The arguments are basically the same. How did a publicly-owned building basically become the club house for conservative politics and Republican fundraising?
|James O'Keefe mugshot.|
The amazing part is that I have only scratched the surface with this. There is much more wrong with this picture and the associated tendrils. Particularly when we see Senator Al Franken stepping down and not a peep out of those critical of Franken about Clarence Thomas and his history or even commentary on Trump trying to initiate a "not me" whisper campaign about the infamous "pussy tape." All this just makes the head spin and is really indefensible by any logical or ethical person. But that is where we are unless we work to correct this. I am going to a protest this afternoon, what are you going to do?