Here's a great real-life analogy from Thomas P. sparked by Wednesday’s commentary about the Obama State Department…
Governor, when I was a young man, I worked on a pipeline in Mississippi, and I rented an upstairs room in an old house. The room had a light with a pull chain right over the bed. The first night, I went to bed and turned out the light, [and] in a few minutes I heard a scratching noise. I turned on the light and there were hundreds of roaches on the walls, [but] within one minute not a one in sight.
Needless to say, that light never went out again at night. I know the roaches were there but they were afraid of the light! There will always be roaches in Washington, but, thankfully, the light is coming on!
Thank you for your hand on the chain, along with others.
From the Gov:
Thanks so much for your insight, and I hope you sleep a lot more comfortably these days! It’s true, there will always be roaches. I’m sure you share my hope that at the end of Barr’s investigation the biggest ones, at least, will wind up at the “Roach Motel” (that’s jail), but there will always be more to take their place.
The light obviously went out at the State Department, but –- for now, at least –- it’s back on. Of course, it goes without saying that (shudder) President Hilary would have made sure the light stayed off, probably smashing the light bulb with a hammer, just in case...
Here’s another good letter, from Al:
Think it's a coincidence that State Department people with Libya in their portfolio were so desperate to keep Trump from winning? Last thing those people wanted was Trump digging into what Hillary and they had done in Libya. Hillary HAD to win.
From the Gov:
Yes, we found it quite intriguing that Winer and Nuland happened to be the “Libya” people. Imagine the stories they could tell, especially under oath to a grand jury, being questioned by someone who knew just what to ask. Of course, they had a HUGE stake in a Hillary victory.
Al’s letter provides good context for this one from Cindie H:
I am getting sick of being told by Hannity and Sara Carter that the Horowitz report is coming out in a week and then a month and now two months. They sound like the climate change wackos saying the earth is blowing up in 10 years - 15 years ago. Better get it out NOW, because "We the People" are getting tired of Hannity and Carter crying wolf!
From the Gov:
You have to give them this: they’re doing a fantastic job of staying on top of the story for their viewers, when most of the media shamefully ignore it. On the other hand, they of all people know how vast this mess is and what an enormous job a thorough investigation of it has to be.
That takes time and can’t operate on a deadline. (Hope Barr is getting progress reports, though.) Look at what Judicial Watch has just turned up on the State Department. The bureaucracy took so long getting documents out in response to FOIA requests –- when they did at all –- that we are STILL finding out how wide and deep the corruption goes.
The Huckabee team has tried not to sensationalize, just to be as accurate and clear and well-reasoned as we can, to MAKE SENSE of a complicated story that’s been years in the making and reaches literally around the world. The work of Solomon, Carter and Jarrett, as presented in their written reports and on the Hannity show, has been invaluable. If Hannity & friends get a bit ahead of themselves, that’s probably just a consequence of presenting this story for a TV audience night after night. Believe me, that’s a challenging mission.
PS --- This is not to say that climate change wackos aren’t wackos. They are.
Speaking of not sensationalizing, here’s a letter praising us for our no-nonsense approach, from David F:
Hey, Mike. I just wanted to say that I thank you for your comprehensive articles you provide to us each day. I try to read each one –- not all your links, but some. I receive a number of conservative emails that seem a bit too interested in sensationalizing the unbelievable news of late than [in] thoroughly researching each piece as you appear to do. The facts are sensational enough. Thanks again.
From the Gov:
Appreciate that, David! You said it best: “The facts are sensational enough.” Who would have believed all this? In this age of misinformation, people typically don’t know what to make of what they read, so our goal is to be a trusted source, to get it right and never have to retract a story. (So far, so good.) Even though this is an opinion site and my opinions are clear, these are based on observable fact, not exaggeration. And we try to throw in a little humor, too, under the guiding principle that comedy is --- or should be ---based on truth. Thanks so much for your kind words.