You are forced to invite one of two persons into your home and feed the chosen a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings - you must . . .can't get out of it, no how, on November 8th.
You must choose . . .
between a woman who will eat a meal with you and young extended family, talk down to you and your family, complain about the turkey being too moist, loudly dominate the conversation, announce that 'You are all such deplorable Company' and walk off with your wife's Belleek China gravy bowl, three Waterford Crystal sherry glasses and your unmarried daughter's Adele: Live at the Royal Albert Hall disc,
or a loud, boorish man with eyes for your bride and her two sisters, who talks with food in his mouth, out of his mouth and from his mouth onto you, breaks wind all through dinner, guzzles the port, excuses himself and falls asleep attending to Nature in the small powder room without turning on the exhaust fan, until breakfast the next day.
Me? The later.
The one guest has a husband who takes any opportunity to loot the world.
The cross-pollination is flagrant, and Mr. Band gives example after example of how it works. He and his partner Declan Kelly (a Hillary Clinton fundraiser whom Mrs. Clinton rewarded by making him the State Department’s special envoy to Northern Ireland) buttered up their clients with special visits to Bill’s home and tête-à-tête golf rounds with the former president. They then “cultivated” these marks ( Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, UBS) for foundation dollars, and then again for high-dollar Bill Clinton speeches and other business payouts.
Teneo’s incestuous behavior also included Mrs. Clinton’s State Department. The Band memo boasts that Mr. Kelly (while he was Mrs. Clinton’s State envoy) introduced the then-head of UBS Wealth Management, Bob McCann, to Bill Clinton at an American Ireland Fund event in 2009. “Mr. Kelly subsequently asked Mr. Mccann [sic] to support the Foundation, which he did . . . Mr. Kelly also encouraged Mr. Mccann [sic] to invite President Clinton to give several paid speeches, which he has done,” reads Mr. Band’s memo. UBS ultimately paid Bill $2 million.
The other has looted, or hurt the feelings of fellow gonifs.
Cuban did an about-face when he took to social media to praise Trump’s nascent presidential campaign as “probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long long time.” Trump responded on Twitter with a post that thanked Cuban and proclaimed Trump was “rapidly becoming a [Dallas Mavericks] fan.”
Cuban further stoked the flames of what appeared to be a growing bromance between himself and Trump later that month, when the Shark Tank star told the media that he would “consider” running as Trump’s vice-presidential running mate if he were asked. Cuban later walked that statement back, though, adding that he’s “not cut out for politics” . . . A year ago, Trump’s early GOP primary success drove Cuban to ponder what would happen if he entered the presidential race himself. Talking to reporters at the time, Cuban said he was frequently being asked if he would enter the race, calling it “a fun idea to toss around.” While Cuban didn’t sound likely to actually launch a campaign, he still seemed to like his chances, no matter his opponent. “If I ran as a Dem, I know I could beat Hillary Clinton,” Cuban said at the time. “And if it was me vs. Trump, I would crush him. No doubt about it.”
There your have it - choose. You gotta.