I’m Stumped
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I’m Stumped

Watergate Forever

I’ve been waiting and waiting for some scandal to overpower Watergate enough that we can stop calling every scandal “_______-gate.” I mean, hasn’t that poor hotel suffered enough? But that was a pretty huge deal so it’s tough. Surely though, a presidential candidate working with Russia to gain an illegal political advantage in the Presidential election would top it right? I mean, it seems like one could make an argument for such behavior being treasonous. Way worse than burglary, right? Of course that assumes the Congress would have the spine to actually impeach such a person. But if that ever happens and if key parts of the plot take place at a prominent hotel or office building, then I vote we finally let go of Watergate and name all scandals after this new place. Then imagine if the new building was actually named to reflect an ego massive enough to consider every construction project a monument to its owner and that same ego-maniacal owner had somehow become President!! That’s what it will take. Maybe in a couple years, when we discover Lebron James is actually a cyborg, it will be referred to as Cyborg-Tower…hmmm….not very catchy. Terminator Tower? Not sure. Or maybe the first name of the building (assuming the building has two names) can just become a new synonym for a huge dumpster fire of a mistake leading to scandal? That might be better. I could be talked into starting immediately. Like, “I started with good intentions, but I _____ed the whole thing up in the end and now must apologize and resign.” Or “our head of state just objectified another head of state and we all had to deal with the ______ that followed.” I guess we’ll just have to see if there is ever such a scandal and building and name that might become a great new prefix, suffix or stand alone interchangeable noun/verb descending from a disastrous legacy. I can’t help but think that the fate of Watergate’s reprieve is in some very tiny hands.

These are my musings on politics, religion, parenting, and the hard work of trying to be a decent human.

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Joshua Stump

I am a Dad, a husband, a son, a brother, a follower of Jesus, a lawyer, a songwriter, and just generally someone with a lot of strong opinions about stuff.