This week we begin with culinary news. The latest entry in this year’s dead-horse stew cook-off is Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who is seeking to challenge the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. A Wisconsin recount has begun, a PA court has scheduled a hearing on the issue for Monday, and Michigan residents are more interested in a recount of J.T Barrett’s first-down yardage on the next-to-last play of the Michigan-Ohio State football game. Evidence regarding the first down was inconclusive, but at least there was evidence.
President-elect Donald Trump got busy with several key cabinet nominations. You can’t tell the players without a scorecard, and the NY Times obliges with a list of the nominees to date.
One of them still could be PA Congressman Lou Barletta, albeit as labor secretary, not as the more coveted post of transportation secretary. Barletta came early to the Trump party and hung around even when things looked bleak for a time.
Trump announced he intends to extricate himself from all current business matters “in total” by putting the kiddoes in charge of his businesses through a blind trust, allowing him to focus entirely on the presidency. Surprisingly, the anti-Trumpians said that won’t be good enough, and what he really needs to do is sell everything.