Friday, July 20, 2018

Hey, toots, if you really think your latest paramour is America's future, knock yourself out

This strikes me as par for the course:

Kimberly Guilfoyle is reportedly leaving her job at Fox News to join Donald Trump Jr. on the campaign trail for the 2018 midterm elections.

Although a timeline on her departure is not clear, three sources familiar with the matter said that Guilfoyle and Trump Jr., who are dating, will be hitting the GOP campaign trail together, Vanity Fair reported on Twitter.

According to CNN, one of the people familiar with the plan said Guilfoyle plans to take a job at America First Policies, which is a nonprofit that promotes the policy agenda of President Trump.
Vanessa Trump filed for divorce from Trump Jr. in March of this year after 12 years of marriage, and reports that Guilfoyle began dating the eldest Trump son emerged a month later. 
They deserve each other.

Guilfoyle, who had an undeniably good career as a prosecutor (and who, it bears noting, worked her way through law school as a Victoria's Secret model), had no better relationship sense than to marry Gavin Newsom in 2001. Newsom also had an undeniably impressive run in business, parlaying a wine store into a chain of restaurants and retail stores. During his first term as San Francisco mayor, which coincided with his marriage to Guilfoyle, he gave the impression of being a centrist, but it didn't take long for him to publicly go all in for universal healthcare and same-sex "marriage." They divorced in 2005, citing the insurmountable challenge of bicoastal careers. Guilfoyle went on to have a child during her second marriage.

She actually showed some reasonably good conservative chops in her early days on the Fox network, but quickly demonstrated she'd gone Trump after DJT Sr. entered the presidential race.

Donald Jr., who spent a number of years in party-boy dissolution, and who didn't speak to his father for a year after Sr. left Jr.'s mother, married a beautiful model, just like dear old dad. In fact, it was Sr. who spotted her across the room at a 2003 fashion show and walked up to her with Jr. in tow and introduced himself and his son to her.

Five children result from the marriage, but Jr. is not around much. Rumors of Vanessa's loneliness surface.

But one of dad's lawyers also figures into factors making the marriage difficult, as does a Celebrity Apprentice contestant named Aubrey O'Day:

 . . . around 2013, when Us Weekly thought they had a credible source to report on Donny’s affair with Aubrey O’Day, a Danity Kane alum who met the young Trump while appearing on Celebrity Apprentice, all Cohen had to do was yell a lot. According to The Wall Street Journal’s source, Cohen—the Luca Brasi to Don Sr.’s Don Corleone and Don Jr.’s Fredo—called Us Weekly to threaten legal action, likely after staffers called Trump Jr.’s representation for comment.

Legal threats against unflattering stories are not unusual in the publishing universe, especially when it comes to the famously litigious tabloid subject Donald Trump. But the anonymous Us Weekly staffer told the paper Cohen was more ridiculous than most lawyers trying to bury a story about one of their clients. He was “one of these New York characters” swearing at the writers and acting “totally over-the-top threatening.” They put him on speakerphone and occasionally muted when the hollering became too much.
And consider the timeline presented in the above report about Guilfoyle leaving Fox. Does anyone think that they didn't have their first date until the ink was dry on Jr.'s divorce papers?

Oh, and speaking of Cohen and Trump-family extramarital dalliances (and penchant for beautiful models), this news item surfaced today:

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer secretly recorded a conversation with him discussing a payment to Playboy model Karen McDougal, according to a report in the New York Times.
The article cites lawyers and others who are familiar with the recording saying that it was seized by the FBI during a raid on Michael Cohen’s office earlier this year and includes Trump discussing payments to McDougal.
Current Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani confirmed the existence of the tape to the Times but said that it exonerates Trump because nothing in it suggests that Trump knew about the payment in advance and the payment was never made.
McDougal says she had a nearly yearlong affair with Trump in 2006. She sold the rights to her story for $150,000 to the National Enquirer, which is run by Trump ally David Pecker. She then spoke out shortly before the election when the tabloid did not run the story.
In April, McDougal settled a lawsuit against American Media Inc., owners of the Enquirer, which allowed her to keep the money and now speak publicly about the affair.
Mr. Giuliani, while you may be able to make the case that it exonerates the Very Stable Genius on narrow technical grounds, I think it adds to the sum total of confirmation that the VSG did indeed have this affair with McDougal. But, given your (Giuliani's) track record as a crappy husband, I doubt that you care to discuss that.

My overall point in all this is this: What kinds of values are any of these people qualified to espouse, given their cavalier attitude to the social unit most essential to the formation of any values - namely, the family?

Is it too much to ask that we get a political class that is not so top-heavy with cads and cad-ettes?

I understand that making it to the top levels of career fields such as politics, entertainment, or even business or law requires certain personality traits that don't exactly spell warmth and devotion, but one can cultivate those traits and still enjoy career success.

Now, however, few seem to require such qualities in order to admire public figures. All that seems to be expected is that the figure in question champion some kind of  - well, really, just what? Seriously.

These people are of utterly no use in the real struggle going on here - the hour-by-hour rot of our very civilization.



  1. "Darlin'"? "Toots"? Who the hell ARE you? Andrew Dice Clay?

  2. Just a guy who refuses to kowtow before the language police. I word things the way I want to word 'em, and make no apologies.