Jimbo wrote:Like I said in the other thread I see him as an accidental winner of the election, like Chauncey Gardner. Instead of Gardner's quaint gardening references voters thought were pithy political metaphors, Trump spewed insults and off the cuff proclamations which were clearly inappropriate for the circumstance of a US presidential election but in the end he bettered HRC. At least Trump's dumb shit sounded real.
Now I see him as a Shakespearian tragic figure.
No. The tragic figure, and I hate to admit this, is Chris Christie.
There he was, acting like a buffoon, being a toady for Donald, and expecting to get a cabinet level position, a nice "exit strategy" in other words from his supposed ignorance of shutting down traffic in New Jersey.
Why didn't he get that job? Maybe it had something to do with successfully prosecuting Jared Kushner's father years ago and getting him in jail. Kushner's father, by the way, tried to blackmail his brother-in-law.
See http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/16/politics/ ... index.html
Okay, so Christie won the case. Jared thinks his father got a raw deal, but if the description on CNN's article has any accuracy, I would say that a 2 year sentence was quite light for the type of things that Charles Kushner did. Anyways, the end result is that Christie now has no where to go to now that he messed up on Bridge-Gate.
That's kind of beyond a bad character failing because of a tragic flaw. It's like a bad character failing because of the one thing he did that was right.
Somebody's going to make a novel or drama out of this.