Lamar Alexander has demonstrated the GOP’s no-nonsense commitment to fighting grade inflation. He has given D. Trump’s performance a scorching “Inappropriate.” Susan Collins may even go as severely old school as to assign a mark of “Needs Improvement.” “Coming Along Nicely” Lisa Murkowski will then annotate ambiguously on the permanent record, to avoid unpleasant litigation. “Not in Latin,” Mitt Romney will append grumpily. But Headmaster McConnell will see to it that the pupil is not required to repeat Quid Pro Quo class.
The only remaining order of business will be to officially change the school’s motto to Stop Snitchin’.
George Angell, 31 January 2020