If you are not a supporter of President Trump, odds are you don’t like his Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She officially replaced the cantankerous, Sean Spicer last month. As White House Press Secretary, she has the responsibility to share information about the administration and answer questions for the press corps – frequently about controversial or outrageous statements perpetrated by her boss. Watching her field questions without emotion about Charlottesville or rationalize Trump’s threat to shutdown the government if congress doesn’t fund his ridiculous border wall can make you want to pull your hair out of your head, but at the same time I can’t help but recognize her skill and discipline. Just as watching Tom Brady in the Super Bowl incites in me the simultaneous emotions of anger and admiration, I am conflicted watching Huckabee Sanders. I’m not saying she is as good as Tom Brady, but the woman never breaks a sweat and manages a hostile press corps like a trip to the salon. Only God knows if she truly believes what she says, but I am not offended watching someone do his or her job – especially if s/he does it well. Make no mistake, I hope Trumps fails at his effort to build a border wall as he did with his attempt to repeal health care, but I have no doubt that when it happens, Sarah Huckabee Sanders won’t miss a beat.
Almost everyone, including Democrats, were expecting last Tuesday’s midterm election results to heavily favor Republicans. Many predicted a “red wave” where they would pick up 50-60 seats in the House and 3-4 in the Senate. Joe Rogan said the red wave that is coming will be like the elevator doors opening in the horror film The Shining.