“The current United States secretary of commerce could rank among the biggest grifters in American history.”
I’ve been wondering when they were going to catch up with this guy. The media seemed to be fixated on Scott Pruitt and his nickel-and-dime finagling, while ignoring Ross, who may be in the big leagues of financial malfeasance. That’s like using the court system to go after your uncle for playing penny ante poker on the kitchen table, all the while ignoring the mob.
“Those who’ve done business with Ross generally tell a consistent story, of a man obsessed with money and untethered to facts. ‘He’ll push the edge of truthfulness and use whatever power he has to grab assets,’ says New York financier Asher Edelman. One of Ross’ former colleagues is more direct: ‘He’s a pathological liar.’”
No offense to the author, but those are not his weaknesses for government work. They are his qualifications. I believe that the three most important requirements for federal office are now: (1) pathological lying; (2) being obsessed with money; (3) being untethered to facts.
By the way, this article is not from some left-wing snowflake blog. It’s in fuckin’ Forbes!
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“Only the best people.”
This piece is another in a (seemingly) never ending series that demonstrate that the lead pathological liar is right at the top.
Scoop, there’s a typo in your third paragraph: the word “now.” Those three things have been the qualifications for federal office for decades.
I saw this earlier today and immediately thought “Scoop’s gonna have a ball with this one”.
Pathological liars and their spineless sycophants have pretty much taken over the government.
Thanks for telling me about Ross. I had not heard of this. I have been reading your site for years and years, but only recently began posting. I have always enjoyed your writing and analyses.
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