Monday, November 14, 2016

A Minor And Somewhat Silly Musing About The Twilight Zone And Changes In The Political Landscape

I freely admit the following is silly. The nation, however, seems to be entering Rod Serling territory, so, "Picture if you will, . . ."

Donald Trump has appointed Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as his "chief strategist and senior counselor." The post doesn't require Senate approval, so Mr. Bannon will serve at Mr. Trump's pleasure.

There is a tenuous but interesting South Dakota connection to Bannon. Lee Stranahan, a strong supporter of erstwhile United States Senate candidate Annette Bosworth throughout her fraught candidacy, is a reporter with Breitbart.

Donald Trump has also appointed Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff. I'm guessing, and I am certainly willing to be corrected, that Priebus would be the chief intermediary South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard would talk with should the governor require assistance from the Oval Office.

Here's where the Twilight Zone music starts going. Daugaard distanced himself from Trump during the latter stages of the campaign. Assuming all phones are working properly, has American politics come to the place where Bosworth can call Stranahan who can call Bannon who will talk to Trump on her behalf before the White House switchboard will connect Daugaard to Priebus and have Priebus present Daugaard's request to Trump?

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