The Wednesday Read: Body Slam poll, Sessions, Gianforte, & Warriors

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Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Body Slam Poll
  • Jeff Sessions
  • Greg Gianforte
  • Golden State Warriors

Body Slam Poll:

A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that:

42% of Trump voters think it’s appropriate for politicians to body slam reporters, compared to 45% who think it’s inappropriate. By contrast only 6% of Clinton voters think it’s appropriate to body slam reporters, to 89% who think it’s inappropriate. Overall 22% of voters think it’s ok to body slam reporters, to 69% who think it’s not.

PPP did not ask about breaking a reporter’s glasses…

Jeff Sessions:

Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III might want to take up dodgeball. During his testimony yesterday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he managed to dodge many questions with phrases like “I do not recall” and “I don’t have any recollection” and “I don’t remember” and my favorite, “I’ve racked my brain and I don’t recall it.”

Sessions was appearing in front of the committee to answer questions about Russia and any possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams put together a short video showing Sessions dodging questions (watch the clock in the upper left corner):

Viewers also heard about executive privilege, although the President had not asserted it. Sessions was quoted in the Washington Post saying during the hearing that,

“It’s my judgment that it would be inappropriate for me to answer and reveal private conversations with the president when he has not had a full opportunity to review the questions and to make a decision on whether or not to approve such an answer.”

So Sessions did not answer many questions, which left many Democrats angry and many Republicans nervous.

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By the way, you can read my commentary, “Gianforte: Anger Management, Community Service, & No Jail” by clicking HERE.

Golden State Warriors:

I enjoyed the NBA Finals again this year. The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 to win the title. In the 2017 postseason, the Warriors had a record of 16-1.

People like to compare LeBron James and Michael Jordan a lot. Many people throw around stats and records to make their point. I always like to count the championships won. Jordan was in the NBA Finals six times and won all six. James has been in the NBA Finals eight times and has won three and lost five.

By the way, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has five rings.Boston Celtics great Bill Russell won 11 NBA Championships out of, I believe, 12 trips to the finals.