The Mooch Is Out, Before He Was Even In
Larry Thornberry
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Well now that was quick, wasn’t it? Perhaps now Scaramouche will return to the obscurity he so richly deserves. But not to worry, there are things he can do with his time even if he isn’t working at 1600. There are always Fredo Corleone look-alike contests, where the Mooch would be formidable.

I guess the general just wants adults in the chain of command below him. Cheeky and mouthy little punks need not apply. No indication yet whose decision it was to give Scaramouche his unconditional release. Perhaps the Donald himself. Perhaps the general. Perhaps Scaramouche jumped before he was pushed. In any case, this has to be an NCAA record for the shortest tenure of any White House Director of anything. The Mooch’s tenure was actually minus 16 days as he was scheduled to assume his august post August 15.

We all knew when it was announced that the general would be chief of staff that he would have to take Scaramouche to the woodshed early. I thought that interview might usefully start in this wise: The General: “Sit down, shut up, and listen, Lieutenant. This is how it’s gonna be…” No need now. Good.

Larry Thornberry
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Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.
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