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Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Fri Sep 27 15:41:17 UTC 2019

On Reddit it looks like "The Derp State" is getting a lot of traction.

On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 10:44 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> From today’s coverage in the NYT Online (emphasis added):
> Other allegations from the whistle-blower:
>         • Attorney General William Barr and the president’s personal
> lawyer Rudolph Giuliani were central to the effort to compel Ukraine to
> investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family.
>         • White House officials were “deeply disturbed by what had
> transpired in the phone call” because they “had witnessed the President
> abuse his office for personal gain.”
>         • Senior White House officials tried to “lock down” records of the
> call, especially a word-for-word transcript.
> Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking to reporters today, said the
> administration’s reported efforts to conceal the call amounted to a
> “cover-up.”
> So we need an X-gate for the purported cover-up.  Ukrainegate is pretty
> awful, and Bidengate not much better (except phonologically).  Any
> suggestions on solving for X?
> (I recall way back when, there were reference to GHW Bush's “Chicken Kiev”
> speech...aha—here it is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Kiev_speech
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Kiev_speech>. But that’s not
> really relevant here, except it is an exceptionally bon mot.)
> LH
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