ICYMI, President Trump has a new theory about why the IRS has chosen to audit his income tax returns for, well, a lot of years, and it has nothing to do with his questionable banking practices, charitable shenanigans, and other financial peccadilloes. Nope it's all because he's a "strong Christian." Indeed, according to Trump, the IRS is rife with anti-Christian bigots who go after strong Christians. Of course, he cited no evidence of this, and its probably has not occurred to him that, being the largest set of faith denominations in the US, Christian churches benefit greatly from being tax-exempt under IRS regulations, which Fred supposes does seem like a good strategy to hide the agency's deep-seeded hated of Christians. The main problem Fred has with the President's claim is that he finds it difficult to believe that "Mr. Grab them by the Pussy, Two Corinthians, I've never felt the need to ask God's forgiveness" is such a paragon of Christianity that the IRS would target him and not, say, someone who actually attends church on a regular basis.
Well, since Fred last opined on the 2020 Democratic field, a 21st as arrived on the scene. Sen. Michael Bennet. Fred was initially going to unceremoniously consign Bennet to the trash bin established in that prior post, but decided that a ceremonious consignment was the decent thing to do. Bennet is said to be good friends with Loopy Hickenlooper -- but apparently not good enough to give his state governor an open shot at the White House. Bennet also has good democratic roots, his father having served as an aide to Hubert Humphrey and later as a mid-level wonk in the Carter administration. He's also Jewish through his mother and his brother is editorial page director at The New York Times. All that having been said, he doesn't have any real hook that will allow him to stand out in the too crowded field. Bennet is a good candidate for Secretary of Education, having been considered for the post during the Obama years.