Tales From the Bitface (Posts about West Wing)https://devilgate.org/enContents © 2020 <a href=”mailto:martin@devilgate.org”>Martin McCallion</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:57:46 GMTNikola (getnikola.com)http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssTrumpetinghttps://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/20/trumpeting/Martin McCallion<div><p>Not a lot to say about today. Trump is president. World War III hasn’t started yet, but presumably he’s got the nuclear codes now.</p> <p>Actually it’s entirely possible that whoever is responsible for briefing the new president on such matters (and come to think of it, who is it who has that responsibility?) didn’t actually give him the real codes, or the real nuclear football. After all, they’ve probably taken an oath to defend the republic (I’m now assuming it’s somebody military) against enemies domestic and foreign, and one could safely argue that Trump is an enemy of the republic.</p> <p>Indeed, an enemy of all decent people. But we’re just going to have to live with him now.</p> <p>At least until they impeach him. Or invoke <a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution”>the 25th Amendment</a><sup id=”fnref:west25”><a class=”footnote-ref” href=”https://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/20/trumpeting/#fn:west25”>1</a></sup> to declare him unfit. Sooner or later one of those must happen.<sup id=”fnref:please”><a class=”footnote-ref” href=”https://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/20/trumpeting/#fn:please”>2</a></sup></p> <p>Although that will leave us with President Pence, so I don’t know…</p> <div class=”footnote”> <hr> <ol> <li id=”fn:west25”> <p>I read up on it after the <cite>West Wing</cite> episode “25.” <a class=”footnote-backref” href=”https://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/20/trumpeting/#fnref:west25” title=”Jump back to footnote 1 in the text”>↩</a></p> </li> <li id=”fn:please”> <p>Please! <a class=”footnote-backref” href=”https://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/20/trumpeting/#fnref:please” title=”Jump back to footnote 2 in the text”>↩</a></p> </li> </ol> </div></div>25th AmendmentimpeachmentpoliticsTrumpusaWest Winghttps://devilgate.org/blog/2017/01/20/trumpeting/Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:11:43 GMT