|Reality is always stranger than fiction.|
First there's Trump's arrogance. It's there all the time. It's different from confidence. He believes he's better, smarter and will take you for a fool if you let him. Many years ago, I was at a Beach Boys concert in one of his casinos in Atlantic City. He was sitting at the next table with Marla Maples. Brian Wilson asked everyone to stand and give Trump a standing ovation. I said to my wife, "No f--king way, just because he's rich?". We were the only ones that didn't stand and he noticed it! He glared at me for the rest of the evening. I felt a little bad, because I hadn't meant to offend him. At the end of the concert, I thought about going over to shake hands with him, but saw him refuse to do so with one of the idiots that stood. I later heard that he's a germaphobe. I just read that he would have his casinos lavishly furnished and then refuse the contractors payment (and everyone else's) because of some minor flawhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/06/trump-didnt-pay-his-bills-for-decades.html . Then there's his Trump University. Anyone that would fleece trusting students in that manner should be in jail, not the White House http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/trump-university-bogus-curriculum-real-scandal-article-1.2678867. It's a prime example of what's wrong with education, business and ethics.
Finally, there's Hillary. Am I overjoyed with the prospect of her in office? No, I'm not. Her connection with Obama (and his betrayal of teachers) and her endorsement from Weingarten give me acid reflux. I'm afraid of another four years of Obama - a repeat of that and I'll OD on Prevacid. She is however, experienced. She knows what she's doing. Yeah, I know - what about her emails? I don't give a shit about her emails or about her husband's affairs. Actually, having him advise her is a big plus. Bill was far, far from perfect, but most of the country was working and many people were doing well financially. The country had a surplus! I also liked him and still do, but she's the one running. Yes, I'll vote for her and yes, I still believe Trump will be elected.