Monday Short Cuts

The timing of the Roy Moore allegations has Dick Morris smelling a rat.

Political Editors · Nov. 13, 2017

The Gipper: “Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, ‘What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.’ But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.”

Observations: “How convenient for Democrats that the allegations against Roy Moore in his Alabama Senate race surfaced after the Republican primary and after the deadline had passed to put a new candidate on the ballot. The 38-year-old charges come from a woman with three divorces and three bankruptcies. And only after Moore has run for governor and been elected twice to be Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. I smell a rat.” —Dick Morris

Missing the forest for the trees: “I have a dream that one day maybe we’ll have more women in the Senate than there are victims of Harvey Weinstein’s harassment.” —Sen. Amy Klobuchar, whose view is that woman are disproportionately represented everywhere because “they’ve been pushed back” (In Hillary Clinton’s case, it was her defense of sexual deviancy that contributed to her losing the presidential election.)

Non Compos Mentis: “Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians. It’s everyone’s responsibility, including the government and the National Rifle Association, to tell the truth. We all want a safe country.” —Faith Hill

Missing the point: “There is some common sense that’s necessary when it comes to gun control. They want to make it about the Second Amendment every time it’s brought up. It’s not about the Second Amendment.” —Tim McGraw (And what exactly is his definition of the Second Amendment?)

Late-night humor: “According to a new poll, a generic Democratic opponent would beat President Trump by 10 points in 2020 election. Yeah, the generics do great. It’s the name brands who have trouble.” —Seth Meyers

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