12/30/16

Tap-dancing

Our Donald, after summarily dismissing the very concept of Sovi ... Russian ... hacking, and deliberate attempts to influence the election, is 'walking back' his rhetoric.

Donald Trump, After Dismissing Hacking, Agrees to an Intelligence Briefing

President-elect Donald J. Trump edged away on Thursday from his dismissive stance on American assessments of Russian hacking, saying he would meet with intelligence officials next week “to be updated on the facts” after the Obama administration announced sanctions against Moscow.

You'll no doubt recall that Our Donald thought we needed to move on to 'bigger and better things,' than attacks by foreign powers on the very systems that control the most important aspects of our civil and military infrastructure. He is still prattling on about that, but now has grudgingly conceded that he will attend a briefing to be 'updated on the facts.'

Well, gee, thanks, Mr. President-elect. I hope that you can a) absorb the facts - they are troublesome things; and b) they don't give you a pain between the ears; and c) you have the brainpower to actually do something useful with the facts.

“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” he said. “I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind, the security we need.”

Our Donald really does sound like Chauncey Gardner in 'Being There.'

The real challenge for the briefers is going to be the reduction of the fact pattern into 140 character chunks, in a short enough span of time that Our Donald's attention doesn't wander too much.

And, I hope the briefers are all male. Our Donald needs to be concentrating on the briefing as much as he can. We don't need Our Donald thinking about 'nailing' any female briefers, or grabbing them by the 'pussy.'