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Politicians often wish their ill-advised remarks made during the heat of political campaigns would just go away, be gone with the wind. Yet the wind keeps blowing them back into their faces.
Yes, those ill-advised remarks have a habit of returning in ironic ways that tend to torpedo their hopes, their dreams and most importantly, their agendas.
Remember Bill Clinton saying he’s going to keep taking six-figure speech fees because if Hillary wins “I have to pay the bills.” Ah poor Bill, he might have to submarine dive down to his last $80 million.
Then there was one of the most surreal moments in presidential politics, when candidate Trump encouraged of all things hacking of his opponent’s email and if that wasn’t misguided enough, he urged (OMG) the Russians to do it? The Russians! Smart Donald. Smart!
Oy vey, the remark provoked what looked like a remake of the film “The Russians are Coming The Russians are Coming” about a comical crew of misguided Russian submariners led by Captain Alan Arkin invading Martha’s Vineyard.
“Russia, if you’re listening,” said Trump in that memorable misguided Martha Vineyard moment.
“I hope you’ll be able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” he said, speaking about Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails from her infamous private email server. “I think you’ll probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Oh boy, that was the spark that set off another Russian revolution, a Martha Vineyard’s invasion.
I’m sure President Trump would love to torpedo that remark. It brought Russia and ultimately charges of collusion with Russia into his blond hair, his episodic life . . . into his administration and now into his stalling domestic agenda.
Hints, rumors and leaks of his administration colluding with Russians during the presidential campaign continue to persistently distract and upstage his domestic agenda. They’re blocking the pathway to lower taxes, an improved economy, and many more jobs. And now they’ve become entwined and ensnarled with leaks suggesting he may have obstructed justice. Leakers, give me a break!
And of course this nonsense is being egged on by the left who apparently view Russians as allies in their efforts to frustrate Trump and block his agenda advances.
I wish a majority of Americans would stand up tall like Clark Gable and repeat what he told Vivien Leigh in the doorway of that epic film Gone With The Wind:
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”