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tacocat  ·  109 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What did I do to deserve this good news? Scott Pruitt resigns

His Get Smart phone booth with biometric locking capabilities would be hilarious if it was from a satirical movie. As it stands it's absurd and infuriating.




am_Unition  ·  109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's still hilarious to me. I can see the script now: Pruitt settles into his tidy little soundproof box and receives a phone call from his most trusted secretary, telling him that they're about to patch through a call from Jesus Christ. He picks up the phone excitedly, but it turns out that it's just another crank call from a comedian to lodge "fuck you" number 27 of the day, which he tallies in Column B. Column A is full of tallies to keep track of how many energy executives called that day to pledge their loyalty. It has one solid-lined tally, but 26 dotted-line tallies, to which he adds a 27th. He smiles and sighs contentedly before unzipping his pants, aaaaaaaand scene.

But anyway, back in reality, this other thing that Pruitt also denied ever happened almost certainly happened:

    Pruitt responded after CNN published a report Tuesday evening that said the EPA head appealed directly to Trump to appoint him to run the Justice Department. The request reportedly came during a meeting in the Oval Office this spring.

    According to CNN, Pruitt argued that if Trump fired Sessions, he could run the Justice Department for 120 days under the Vacancies Reform Act, and then run for office in Oklahoma.

"Mr. Trump... I'll do it. I'll fire Mueller. Not a problem. I'll do it from my soundproof booth, and I just won't come out for a while"