Find that word


in many ways, I’d rather be back to my old life but I think that I love the Department of Justice, I love the FBI, I think it’s important that we not, in this period of intense partisan feeling, destroy our institutions. I think one of the ironies today is that people are saying that it’s President Trump that’s shredding our institutions. I really see no evidence of that, it is hard, and I really haven’t seen bill of particulars as to how that’s being done. From my perspective the idea of resisting a democratically elected president and basically throwing everything at him and you know, really changing the norms on the grounds that we have to stop this president, that is where the shredding of our norms and our institutions is occurring.

we live in a crazy hyper-partisan period of time and I knew that it would only be a matter of time if I was behaving responsibly and calling them as I see them, that I would be attacked because nowadays people don’t care about the merits and the substance. They only care about who it helps, who benefits, whether my side benefits or the other side benefits, everything is gauged by politics. And as I say, that’s antithetical to the way the department runs and any attorney general in this period is going to end up losing a lot of political capital and I realize that and that is one of the reasons that I ultimately was persuaded that I should take it on because I think at my stage in life it really doesn’t make any difference.

everyone dies and I am not, I don’t believe in the Homeric idea that immortality comes by having odes sung about you over the centuries

Two weeks ago it was jejune, and now it’s Homeric. Here’s the hymn to Dionysus. Quite a fellow, this Barr.

One Response to “Find that word”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    re jejune

    The Dinocrat must not be familiar with the PG Wodehouse series Jeeves & Wooster which aired in the early 90s.

    The word ‘jejune’ is uttered in this episode at about the 4:00 (4 minute mark) by Bertie’s tyrannical, battleaxe aunt Agatha.

    The series is a joy and a delight to watch and a great escape from contemporary politics.

    . . . and it’s full of words the Dinocrat would enjoy.

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