Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Touchables!

Back in my youth, there was a television show that I much enjoyed. It was called "The Untouchables". It starred Robert Stack as Eliot Ness. The show was based on a group of FBI agents, formed to go after organized crime by any and all legal means.

The men that were part of this super-squad were called the untouchables because they were seen as devoted to the rule of law and honest beyond reproach. They could not be reached by bribe nor threat. Their job was to mete out the law with neither fear nor favor.

Every kid in those days wanted to join the FBI, grab a Thompson sub-machine gun, and follow Robert Stack into whatever dens of iniquity they could find. Ah, yes, those were the good old days.

Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not looking so hot. As a matter of fact, they are looking a little shabby. "Without fear nor favor" just got flushed. As did "equal treatment under the law". 

James Comey, the Director, had a reputation as a lawman's lawman. A stand up guy. It was said that if his investigation into Hillary Clinton got flushed, he would resign. He would go public and embarrass both Secretary Clinton and the Obama administration.

No one expected him to flush it himself and embarrass no one but himself. He has become Hillary's wing man, her beard. He has become, I am sorry to say, the leader of "the Touchables". This will never be a hit TV show and no one want to star in it.

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