As much as I swear I’m not going to read, or write, any more about American politics, nowadays that’s like trying to avert one’s attention from a five-car pile-up in full view.
During a two-and-a-half hour sojourn at the dentist yesterday, mercifully most of it under a haze of Novocaine, Stew received two root canals, along with temporary posts and crowns, while the dentist’s dog Pita, lay on the floor by the chair, keeping a fitful eye on the proceedings.
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In addition, the dentist, in her wobbly English, asked Stew about about the U.S. presidential election and the clown show it’s become: How can Trump refuse to concede after clearly losing?
Tough question. Even in Mexico, the cradle of modern political corruption, such soap opera twists are real head-scratchers.
And thank God the dentist didn’t ask about the surreal press conference held on Saturday by Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer and bagman, presumably to explain why Trump was refusing to concede, even if no concrete evidence has surfaced to justify the morning-after lawsuits and other legal hoo-hahs.
[Full disclosure: Giuliani and I went to the same Catholic college in New York, whose name I’m too embarrassed to reveal.]
The press conference was held in front of the Four Seasons Total Landscaping company in a rusty industrial park outside of Philadelphia, next to the Fantasy Island Adult Books and Viewing Booths shop, and across the street from the Delaware Valley Cremation Co.
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“I was pretty much in awe of the funniness of the whole situation,” said Bernie D’Angelo, owner of Fantasy Island, whose furtive clientele likely didn’t appreciate the sudden media attention.