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Who Is The Faux-Resistence Leader in the Trump Administration?

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: The facade and logo of the New York Times newspaper is pictured on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: The facade and logo of the New York Times newspaper is pictured on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)
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September 6, 2018 10:45 am

When this New York Times oped was released yesterday afternoon I was in the process of having a wisdom tooth removed. So I didn’t hear anything about it until the early evening. So when I got to reading it we were already into people’s 2nd or 3rd impressions of what to make of it. I’ve been reading it over and I want to share a few thoughts about its potential authorship.

First, a few points of context. I say ‘faux-resistance leader’ because I see this exercise primarily as one of anticipatory self-exculpation. As things look darker and darker for the President we are beginning to see the first glimmers of the argument that those who should be tainted forever by their association with President Trump may actually be “unsung heroes” who were resisting from within.

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