Caught My Eye…

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. – Thomas Jefferson

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Eric Greitens, Speaker Paul Ryan, Heather Swift, Protecting Mueller, and One More Thing!

Eric Greitens:

In case you have not heard of Eric Greitens, he is the governor of the great state of Missouri.

Greitens is a Republican.

He has been indicted for criminal invasion of privacy due to an affair that he admitted he had. He allegedly took and transmitted a semi-nude photo of his former mistress without her consent.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this in their opening paragraph:

During several sexual encounters with his hair stylist the year before he was elected Missouri’s governor, Eric Greitens struck her in the face, touched her crotch without her consent and called her a “whore,” the woman told a Missouri House committee, according to newly released documents.

Greitens refused to testify in the front of the committee, but was quick to point out the hearing was a “political witch hunt.”

The House Committee that investigated Greitens is made up of five Republicans and two Democrats. (KC Star)

Five Republicans and two Democrats…

Greitens should probably just resign and save the hassle of being impeached.

I don’t think he is keeping with the “family values” part of the Republican Party, but then again he may be following in the footsteps of the President…

Speaker Paul Ryan’s Legacy:

Besides being the only member of Congress that resembles Eddie Munster, Paul Ryan is leaving us with another jewel: National Debt.

Ryan entered Congress in 1999. In 2000, the U.S. National debt was around $5,715,678,400,000. (Debt Clock 2000)

In 2018, the U.S. National debt is around $21,131,154,000,000. (Debt Clock 2018)

Thank you, Paul Ryan. Maybe now you can use your own personal credit card to rack up debt.

Protecting Mueller:

A group of bipartisan senators is introducing new legislation to limit President Trump’s ability to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) introduced the legislation, called the “Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act,” on Wednesday. (The Hill)

This is a good thing. The only problem is that the bill needs enough support to be veto proof.

The bill is S. 2644. You can read it HERE.

Heather, Heather, Heather…

Several sources reported this week that Heather Swift, the Interior Department press secretary, called CNN correspondent René Marsh “a f—ing idiot” in an email back in October 2017. (The Hill)

I like Swift. She is smarter than this. She probably understands by now that her boss and his employees are under a microscope every minute of every day by the media.

Those remarks were made through official government email, which is also troubling.

Hopefully, this is a lesson well-learned by Ms. Swift.

One More Thing:

A video making the rounds on Facebook supposedly shows on an infrared camera an “evil spirit” leaving a woman’s body:

To me and several others, it looks like the woman farted.

I report. You decide.

Have a great weekend!