This is more Dennis G’s beat and the story broke a few weeks ago, but it’s been stuck in my head: there was a rumor a few weeks ago that Donald Trump might choose Ralph Reed as his campaign manager. Turns out Ralph is busy with other Jesusy stuff…anyway, I don’t think Trump is running at this point.
As Dennis as ably chronicled, Reed has always been a grifter. I’ll just leave you with his one of his quotes, because it’s such a good example of how these candy ass scumbags fantasize that they are really Navy SEALs:
“I want to be invisible. I do guerilla warfare. I paint my face and travel at night. You don’t know it’s over until you’re in a body bag. You don’t know until election night.”
If Reed had led Trump to an improbable Republican nomination, you can be sure that the David Broders of today would be eating quail at his table and admiring the splendid landscape from the porch of his historic cabin and inviting him to Salzburg seminars…all the while railing against vituperative, foul-mouthed bloggers and the ultimate evil of blowjobs from interns.
When I began working on this post yesterday, I thought to write this is worse than organized crime, where the biggest sociopath rises to the top and is praised by all, because at least in organized crime, there aren’t endless sermons about morality. Then I realized that in movies and tv shows about organized crime, there usually are endless sermons about morality.
Who knows if that’s realistic or not, but sometimes the similarities between the two worlds are striking.