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When Donnie met Vladdie, part trois

Vladimir “Vladdie, Vlad the Lad, Rootin’ Tootin’” Putin is running for reelection as Russian president for life and is taking a page out of the playbook of BFF President Donald Trump (“Donnie Trumpet”) – deny, deny, deny and throw your enemies under the bus.

America is awash in “spy hysteria,” there was no collusion or attempt to throw the American presidential election, Donnie’s wonderful, look how the stock market is up, we call each other by our first names, we still hope to work together – blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Jeez. Get a room already. This is getting weird, even for me, and I write homoerotic novels. ...

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Alabama says, ‘No Moore’

Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold is alleged to have harassed his former communications director, Lauren Greene, in part by talking to her about a female lobbyist who had propositioned him for a threesome.

Have you seen Farenthold? It’s hard to believe any woman would proposition him at all, let alone for a threesome. But if she did, she wouldn’t have to look far for a third party. There’s enough of Farenthold to make two guys.

That might seem a low blow, but you know what, it’s a new day. And one of those signs of that new day is that Senate hopeful and mall exile Roy Moore lost to Doug Jones in Alabama’s special election Tuesday. ...

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The Darwinian theory of Al Franken

Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, is resigning from the U.S. Senate, and many folks are none too happy about it – not the least of whom is Al Franken himself.

In a farewell address that was nothing less than bitterly ironic, Franken wondered why he was going while the P-Grabber in Chief remained in the White House.

He’s staying and you’re going, Al, for the same reason that men harass women: One has the power. The other doesn’t. ...

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Is sexual harassment lookist?

In Larry David’s extremely awkward “Saturday Night Live” appearance a few weeks back, he worried that the recent rash of sexual predators was all Jewish – which is not true, but anyway, what I thought he was going to say was that they were all unattractive. (This was before Matt Lauer and Peter Martins, ballet master in chief of New York City Ballet, were added to the list of sexual harassers.) ...

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