Creatures of the swamp cannot survive without it. As Attorney General Barr begins to shed the light of truth on the swamp in Washington, its creatures will rant, rave and howl, but it will be in vain. As the swamp shrinks, its denizens will turn on each other in fury.
Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham will preside over a portion of this spectacle. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Lindsey loves a camera, and he has an historical duty to perform. Mueller and the other swamp things must be called to testify, under oath. And among the questions they all must answer is, “What did the President (Obama) know, and when did he know it?” Senator Sam Ervin of Watergate fame will fade into insignificance if Graham does his job properly. Is he ready for his “Profile in Courage” moment?
I’m reminded of an African documentary I saw sometime ago. A seasonal river was infested with crocodiles, and as the waters receded, eventually becoming nothing more than mud holes, the crocs were terrifying sights. The mud became so thick that it was hardly liquid at all, the consistency of cake batter, and there wasn’t enough of it to go around. So the doomed crocodiles, all near death, fought savagely with one another, trying for a few more days of life.
When swamps die, it gets ugly.