Monday, November 11, 2019

Sen. Thom Tillis Gets Stuck To a Pants Leg

A new species of beggar's lice
You know what beggar's lice is, right? Little seeds that are like sticky burs that will attach themselves to your pants leg or to your roaming house cat. Very hard to pick off.

That's Senator Tillis right now, attached to Twitterman's every whim. AP reporter Gary Robertson wrote a lengthy account of Tillis's conversion to an ardent Trump supporter. The headline writer who put the title on that article used the imagery of beggar's lice: "Tillis Has Latched On To Trump."

Little sticky burs have to suffer some indignity, though, as Tillis did at a Republican fundraiser last Thursday at Twitterman's big fancy hotel in DeeCee (Mugstomp-on-the-Potomac). The president in his remarks called out Tillis sitting in the audience, made him stand up for some public humiliation, said that Senator Tillis "didn't like me at first" but "now he'll kiss my ass on command" (words to that effect). "Admit it! You like me now," Trump said, dangling Tillis over the flames of disapproval like a sinner in the hands of an angry god.

A source inside the room told the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman that Tillis looked “super uncomfortable” during the exchange.

Ritual humiliation for a senator who once thought he could have an independent thought about matters of government. Poor fool!

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