15 #ComeyDay Tweets

Here are 15 #ComeyDay tweets from watching this morning’s hearings. The earliest is at the bottom.

Takeaway question: are the people we fire in Washington actually better than the ones we hire to represent us?

Vote for the tweet you hate the most in the comments or, if you like any, vote for that one too.

Thanks for sharing my first adventure in deadline journalism.

  1. Key Senatorial skill: the ability to blow smoke up your own ass

  2. embarrassing staff work by Senator McCain’s team

  3. “It is hard to reconcile” means you have not said what my stupid ass political party wants you to say for our talking points

  4. Here’s a question: are the Russians a greater danger to “our democracy” than the hyper-partisanship we seem to adore?

  5. are spinners immune to being embarrassed but what they are programmed to say? Embarrassing yourself is embarrassing to many people

  6. Kamala Harris is just trying to establish doubt by asking questions she knows Comey can’t answer. Not too helpful except for spin

  7. Maybe tax reform could be financed with a substantial spin tax on politicians? Has PayPal considered an implementation role?

  8. Comey says that much of what has been reported is not true yet public continues to believe completely what they want to be true

  9. Too bad the rest of the world does not get to see that we have people as good as Comey. Too bad we don’t seem to elect them

  10. Where would you rank James Comey in comparison with recent presidents and candidates? Or members of Congress?

  11. I wonder if Senators ever have one-on-one conversations? They don’t seem to understand how people actually speak with each other

  12. The self deprecation “I could have done better” is a welcome addition to the Washington scene. Might be worth copying by others.

  13. The “heartfelt” praise and “thank you for your service” is little more than a prelude to a question demanding a partisan response

  14. Those who are really the most helpful are the ones who are equally concerned about misbehavior on both sides.

  15. It would be terrific if someone — anyone — would express a nonpartisan non spun concern about what was right or wrong.


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Haven Pell

At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Without hesitation, Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

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