Sunday, July 19, 2020

A strategy for avoiding the Grim Weeper

There are lots of tips about how to avoid the Grim Reaper (aka COVID–19). Even the anti-mask crew is losing its war on rationality. But in these days of lock-down, stay at home, shelter in place, no gathering more than 10 (or 9, 8,7, 6, and falling), how do we avoid the Grim Weeper?

A big dose of satire seems in order. New Yorker satirist Andy Borowitz reports that Trump Replaces Mary Trump with Kayleigh McEnany as Niece.

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In the latest shakeup in his inner circle, Donald Trump has named the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, to the position of niece, replacing Mary Trump, effective immediately.

With only three and a half months to go until the election, replacing family members could be seen as a sign of desperation, political insiders said.

But, according to a White House source, the decision to replace Mary Trump with McEnany was a “no-brainer.”

"The President wanted a niece who could rewrite history, and Kayleigh has proven every day that she can do that,” the source said.

McEnany will continue in her role as press secretary in addition to niece, and will refer to Trump as “Uncle President.”

As for Mary Trump, she will remain a member of the Trump family, but has been demoted from niece to third cousin.

Thanks to Assistant Editor-at-Large Sherry. (Yep. She got a promotion.)

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