Inspection- Loki Cokie Roberts

by Ken Carman

 Is Ms. Roberts actually Loki in disguise? You know, Loki: legendary troublemaker and bad advice giver? Or maybe one of the Bad Idea BearsInspection from Avenue Q who tell you to do what you shouldn’t?
 Wouldn’t be the first public figure who leans rightward to take on that role, Rush Limbaugh being one of the most famous. Why anyone would take advice from someone determined to sabotage you I have no idea.
 If you Google you’ll quickly find many people on the left who think she’s a right winger, many on the right who think she’s a leftie, very Hillary friendly. As to the last, not from what I’ve heard.
 For various reasons I’ve taken to listening to NPR’s Morning Edition before my guilty comedic pleasure: Stephanie Miller, chuckles me even more awake via my XM radio. I’m half awake listening to ME, often typing on this laptop. The show provides mostly background noise.
 Yes, and I’m well aware that NPR has been more than just tilting right over the past 16 years. Seems the trend started when Bush put a, now long gone, right winger at the helm. “Long gone,” but I suspect Bush achieved the desired results considering just this morning’s report included that tiresome reruns of any supposed scandal the right, and some leftward purists, keep trying to pump regarding the Clintons. Yhey’ve become like wayward Jehovah Witnesses who refuse to stop banging on your door and arguing with you.
 I am at the point of prove it, prosecute it, or shut the hell up. And no anything goes prosecuting, ala’ I’m embarrassed to have the same first name Starr. Otherwise it’s just more BS.
 Meanwhile the segment about Trump during this morning’s brainstorm session, that included Ms. Roberts, was puff piece-ish. In other words they mostly managed to gush about how the public may be wrong about the current beloved of racists, women haters and Hispanic bashers. Why, perhaps Trump might be as cuddly as a teddy bear! Well, they didn’t actually say that, but I swear Cokie was so coked up on her obvious partisan skew she wanted to say that.
 Then Ms. Roberts dropped a bombshell. Well, it seemed a pretty big boom to me when it comes to obvious bad advice. Really, what are you putting up your nose, Ms? You really think it such a great idea for the Clintons to simply obliterate the Clinton Foundation? Never you mind all the good it does. I know righties, if they could, would love to send the needy off to concentration… um, reeducation… um, “somewhere else but anywhere near us…” if they could.
 Damn political correctness.
 So, just for the convenience of discussion, let’s just skip the fact that many righties don’t give a diuretic flying turtle damn about those the Foundation helps.
 But, despite that… in an election year, Cokie, do you really think it would good to take out the Foundation? You do know it would be perceived as an admission of guilt, right? You know, the kind of “guilt” that no one has proven should exist, but can kill a candidacy?
 Well, at least this Loki has a job, other than the usual one. Radio’s a great way to cause trouble, as the Reich has found. I just always thought Loki was a he. But I’m in no way interested in making sure he is a she. No, Ms. Roberts, no matter much you beg I will not look under the dress to check the plumbing.
YACK.

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Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 40 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under the rocks and into the unseen cracks and crevasses that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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