Ode to James Comey

Treason JeffersonSONGWRITER ARRESTED FOR TREASON! Because his song requested that the President rehire the defender of the nation, the artist was arrested for treason. He was released when he agreed to destroy all copies of the song.

The national defender had differed with the Republican President, and he was sent out the door. The Democrats alternately criticized and defended him. Although he reported to the President, he had made a public statement that differed with government policy.

Before serving under the Republican, a Democratic administration had elevated his career in intelligence operations. An Irish-American, he came to Washington, D.C., with Ivy League credentials. After a successful stint in government service, he created a lucrative career in big business.

In the words of Wikipedia, he “failed to maintain the trust of [the] President…. He did not trust his commander-in-chief and was privately derisive of him…. Some historians view him as a highly capable commander whose reputation suffered unfairly at the hands of pro-[presidential] partisans who made him a scapegoat…. He demonstrated a tendency for insubordination toward senior political figures…. He vigorously defended his [own]…conduct.”

An East Coast entertainer wrote a best-selling hit song demanding that the Republican President re-appoint this defender of our nation. The songwriter was arrested for treason.

If that last paragraph does not sound like it describes President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey, you are correct. Except fo the entertainer’s hit song, this account is true about Mr. Trump and Mr. Comey, but it actually describes President Abraham Lincoln and his Civil War general-in-chief, George McClellan.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

By the way… the songwriter was Septimus Winner when he wrote “Give Us Back Our Old Commander: Little Mac, the People’s Pride.” He is better known today for “Oh Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?”

About Ben Unseth

Migrant executive and professor.
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