The clusterTrump that is the Trump administration sinks lower and lower every day as the murky waters of his swamp rise higher and higher. We wrote about Week 1 HERE and Week 2 HERE, and we'll post our thoughts on Trump's disastrous Week 3 soon.
Today, though, the despicable (lack of) ethics of Trump's swamp country sank even lower when Kellyanne Conway gave an appalling plug for Ivanka Trump's fashion empire while she was babbling on the news (just one day after the Donald's twitter rant against Nordstrom -- after the company made a very appropriate business decision).
Sean Spicer reported that Kellyanne had been counseled (it probably went something like this: "Good job, Kellyanne!"), and then Trump signed an Executive Order combining QVC and C-SPAN. The new-fangled shopping and news channel will be called QVC-SPAN, and Kellyanne will have unlimited access to hawk Trump-brand products day-in and day-out.
Kellyanne's shameful plug reminded us of Emmett Lee Dickinson's now-classic poem "Because 'tis riches you can own" (below on the left). Dickinson's poem was one of third cousin Emily's inspirations to pen her poem "Because 'twas riches I could own" (below on the right). Perhaps if Kellyanne reads Dickinson's poem, it will inspire to her to develop even a modicum of integrity. Probably not though. It would just be putting a little bit of lipstick on a pig. Ivanka Trump-brand lipstick.
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
Because ‘tis Riches you can own
Myself I’ve owned it – Me,
I know the Dollars of its worth
It’s like Prosperity
Ivanka’s Brand’s a sight to behold
Your Income is well Spent,
Possession – has the sweetest chink
When kickbacks pay my Rent –
By Emily Dickinson:
Because 'twas Riches I could own,
Myself had earned it – Me,
I knew the Dollars by their names –
It feels like Poverty
An Earldom out of sight to hold,
An Income in the Air,
Possession – has a sweeter chink
Unto a Miser's Ear –