I haven’t had time yet to compose my “Five Ways To Think about ComeyCon,” then the shocking U.K. election pops up to overtake the Comey Conundrum.
1. Hindsight is always 20/20, but calling this snap election was a mistake. Don’t say we didn’t warn you that May was in danger of blowing it. Analysts will slice up Theresa May’s mistakes and how the recent terrorist attacks may have actually weakened her position, but at a macro level there is one big thing in common with the major election results of the past year, starting with Brexit, then Trump, but including the French election (the major parties shut out of the final) and even the Italian referendum on constitutional reform—a rejection of the establishment. Bad news for Angela Merkel I think.
2. A disappointing election is how the original—and much superior—British “House of Cards” began. Just sayin’.
3. Metaphysically Boris Johnson is the right person to lead a Tory-led coalition government, not just because he’s a sincere Brexiteer, but because he has Trump-like hair, and therefore will have a very special relationship with our commander in chief.
4. Glad to see the Monster Raving Loony Party is still fielding candidates.
5. Corbyn will remain Labour Party leader. Probably bad news for the Labour Party, but check back with me after the next general election, which may well happen within a year.
Now back to wall-to-wall Comey commentary.