The Sessions Problem
Ha! "I’m not going to beat around the bush here: What Sessions did in his confirmation hearing was bad, and it just won’t do for people to defend him. You can say, as many are, that the lie didn’t rise to the level of perjury, and you can say he didn’t really lie since he wasn’t asked the question to which he gave a false answer—but he said flatly he hadn’t met with Russians and he had. He said it once aloud and once in a written answer to a question. You can examine the questions and his words with Talmudic pilpul to render your judgment if you choose, but that’s just the fact of it. The Wall Street Journal‘s editorial today suggests this was a move Jim Carrey’s character in Dumb and Dumber might have made, and that’s a great line. But just as you don’t want someone speaking untruths under oath, you also don’t want a moron as your nation’s attorney general—and you don’t want someone whose only defense against the charge that he was deliberately untruthful is that he was a moron."