Tuesday Commentary: NRA, John Kelly, and the Royals

Just a reminder to everyone, I’m here to make jokes. I have no agenda. I’m not trying to get anything accomplished, so everyone that’s here from Congress, you should feel right at home. – Michelle Wolf at the WHCD

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • National Rifle Association Convention
  • White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly
  • Kansas City Royals

National Rifle Association Convention:

For many people, like me, who have coordinated Presidential and Vice-Presidential events, it is a no-brainer that guns won’t be allowed in the National Rifle Association (NRA) event when the President and Vice President speak. That’s a Secret Service rule. (NPR)

It is a little hypocritical, though. The President and VP are supposedly big Second Amendment fellows and tout how guns make us safer. It’s perfectly fine for the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to point out that fact.

John F. Kelly:

There are rumors floating around that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly will be nominated to be the Secretary of Veterans Affairs by President Trump.

I think we’ve tried the retired General route to lead the VA already. Eric Shinseki did not last long. We’ve also tried the CEO (Bob McDonald).

It’s been recently reported that four White House officials confirmed that Kelly has referred to Trump as “an idiot” multiple times. (NBC)

That means Kelly will probably be gone soon. If he is nominated by Trump to lead the VA, that’s just an easy way to get rid of him instead of firing him.

Kansas City Royals:

The Kansas City Royals have the second-worst record in Major League Baseball. The Cincinnati Reds have the worst record and they already fired their manager.

Many of the World Series players for the Royals abandoned ship for greener pastures. That’s the sad thing about sports these days, not many players show loyalty to the teams that made them stars. Yes, I am looking at you Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer.

It’s probably time for Royals manager Ned Yost to go. Thanks for the memories and for the World Series win, Ned. It was a fun run.

Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi is available. He is a winner that a team like the Royals need.