|The Rose Mary Stretch|
All of this came to mind when Jared Kusher submitted his security clearance form indicating no foreign contacts. And then had to correct it multiple times, ending up with over 100 such contacts. One can plead faulty memory to a foreign contact or two when the total is extensive, but to have over 100 contacts and forget every single one shows a degree of mental insufficiency that is clearly disqualifying to begin with. So instead he claimed that some nameless staffer prematurely hit the send button before he had completed the application. This did not call for so elaborate an act of contortionism as the Rose Mary Stretch, but was otherwise about equally plausible. There are two ways to submit the application. One can either print it out, sign it and submit it, or one can do it electronically. Electronic submission is much like any electronic submission these days. It requires the applicant to complete each screen successively and then requires the applicant to review and certify before submitting. It seemed to me that there had to be some sort of joke in there that the unnamed staffer was actually the ghost of Rose Mary Woods (now deceased).
|The Steve Bannon Stretch|
So between Rose Mary Woods' accidental contortionist erasure of the tapes, Jared Kushner's equally implausible accident in sending his security clearance before it was complete, and Steve Bannon's alleged contortionist talents, there has to be some sort of joke to be made. I just can't figure out what it is.