Who’s draining the swamp?

The man who’s threatening to fire Robert Mueller, or Robert Mueller?

It’s easy to fall into the trap of viewing Mr. Mueller as a savior, an omniscient narrator who will soon reveal all. While there’s no way of knowing how important this narrative of corruption will be to the investigation as a whole, it does make plain that many of the problems unearthed by the special counsel are beyond his power as a prosecutor to resolve.

Instead, addressing them will require political will. The prosecution of Mr. Manafort may bring some justice, for example, but the loopholes that made his graft possible continue to exist for others to potentially exploit. In the absence of stricter, better-enforced regulations, foreign money will still be able to flow into United States elections.

These are issues to which Mr. Mueller cannot provide a solution, however long the public waits. Mr. Mueller is both a prosecutor and a storyteller. But the response to the story he tells is up to the country to determine through politics.

3 thoughts on “Who’s draining the swamp?

  1. “foreign money will still be able to flow into United States elections” Isn’t anyone going to connect this to the Robert’s Republican Court’s Citizen United decision that put America up for sale?

  2. Ron is right about ridding ourselves of the outrageous Citizens United decision.

    Speaking about draining the swamp, Mark Zuckerberg is the tech industries version of Trump.
    He lies, he obfuscates, he makes up stories out of whole cloth, and he loves his money above all else.

    Then there is Betsy DeVos whose press secretary Liz Hill said the other day that, “(A) schools’ tax status was irrelevant to the quality of their (students) education.”

    In other wards DeVos believes that our schools are failing because our teachers are incompetent nincompoops and not because low income school districts can’t afford to pay their teachers a living wage or upgrade the physical plant or buy textbooks.

    Betsy DeVos is a fool who lives the lifestyle of an oligarch and knows absolutely nothing about what’s going on in the real world.

  3. All of this “swamp” talk keeps reminding me of Jim Stafford:

    “One day brought the rain and the rain stayed on
    And the swamp water overflowed
    Skeeters and the fever grabbed the town like a fist
    Doctor Jackson was the first to go
    Some say the plague was brought by Hattie
    There was talk of a hangin’ too
    But the talk got shackled by the howls and the cackles
    From the bowels of the Black bayou”

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