The emperor walked beneath the beautiful canopy in the procession, and all the people in the street and in their windows said, "Goodness, the emperor's new clothes are incomparable! What a beautiful train on his jacket. What a perfect fit!" No one wanted it to be noticed that he could see nothing, for then it would be said that he was unfit for his position or that he was stupid. None of the emperor's clothes had ever before received such praise.In my blog yesterday I mentioned how Mark Halperin had noted that The Barry had acted like "a dick" in his press conference the previous day. After he had blurted this out, there was universal but short-lived mirth on the set of the Morning Joe show on MSNBC. Mark Halperin effectively was Andersen's small child calling out our Emperor President for his haughtiness and hubris ... which few others have been willing to notice. Quickly, however everyone was running around like their hair was on fire ... trying to bury this truism like a cat in a litter box. Even Mr. Halperin ate a large piece of humble pie when he fully realized what was about to happen to him (and, of course, it did as he was subsequently indefinitely suspended.) He repeatedly apologized. Mika Brzezinski apologized. Joe Scarborough apologized. The show's producer apologized. The make-up lady apologized. The grip and best-boy apologized.
"But he doesn't have anything on!" said a small child.
"Good Lord, let us hear the voice of an innocent child!" said the father, and whispered to another what the child had said.
"A small child said that he doesn't have anything on!"
Finally everyone was saying, "He doesn't have anything on!"
Recently discovered photo of Justin Castreau responding to the Canadian truckers strike last year. STAND UP FOR CANADA!