As I’ve mentioned in this space before, my fondest wish for the present era is that Trump’s fall will be so humiliating that it blights the political prospects of all the horrid wingnut remoras who attached themselves to Trump during his rise. Mike Pompeo is one such horrid wingnut remora, and boy does he deserve ruin for nestling so close to the Trumpian anal fin.
Ever seen Pompeo interviewed? He seems really angry. He’s definitely not enjoying life, despite having taxpayer provided dog-walkers and dry cleaning picker-uppers.
He snaps out pained, exasperated, prefab responses to softball questions and gets super prickly and sneery when gently queried on Trump’s lunatic pronouncements or — the sheer effrontery, the unmitigated gall! — the propriety of Pompeo’s own actions. You can almost see the thought-bubble over his head that reads, “DON’T YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHO I AM?!?”
From The Hill:
Ex-Pompeo staffers asked to sign letter against ‘smear campaign’
Former House staffers to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are being asked to sign a letter offering him support after a “smear campaign” that he and his wife asked staffers to carry out trivial tasks such as bringing him lunch or getting his dry cleaning.
The letter obtained by The Hill says Pompeo, while serving as a House member from Kansas, picked up his own dry cleaning and that if there was a deviation, it was to maximize his time with constituents…
“In our time working with them, Mike and Susan never expressed that a task was so trivial or mundane as to be beneath them,” the letter states.
“To set the record straight: Mike picked up his own dry cleaning. Mike bought his own lunch. And yes, Mike picked up the phone and took constituent calls,” it says. “Any deviation from these norms was in order to maximize Mike’s time serving constituent needs. Misreporting on these practices is such a gross misuse of journalistic resources at a time of a global pandemic that it boggles our imaginations.”
Bolded text = Busted. According to The Hill’s sources, it was the missus who turned congressional, CIA and then State Department staff into personal butlers, but that’s probably a load of horseshit too. I’m willing to speculate they’re both arrogant, entitled shitheads, and if the Trump era marks the last stop on the federal gravy train for the Pompeos, something positive will have emerged from this shit-blizzard after all.