Good-bye Kellyanne. Into the History Books with You!

Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s highly intelligent morally deficient mouthpiece, has stepped aside for personal reasons. She will long be remembered for her association with the term “alternative facts,” which, as I recall, she had the quick wit to come up with as a way to more felicitously label what she’d been spouting than as lies. As if in tribute to Kellyanne, most of what was said at the Republican convention were alternative facts. If Orwell could look in on us, he might be kicking himself for not having invented “alternative facts.” The term would have fit perfectly in 1984.