Rod Rosenstein Resigns!!! (Just kidding)

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is either the Deep State’s mole in the White House, hellbent on destroying President Trump, or an ingenious “good guy” working undercover for Trump against the Deep State — depending on the day of the week and the latest headline — has resigned.

In his official letter of resignation — why are these things public, by the way? — he seems to be tweaking the Trump cultists on precisely the confusion noted above:

That’s actually amusing: “for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations.” As opposed to the crude and offensive moron you insist on being in public. Very good: remind everyone that Trump’s brash, grassroots rabble-rouser routine is an act, which it most obviously is. He’s a fake, through and through.

And this is interesting too: “for the goals you set in your inaugural address” — regardless of whether you have actually remained true to any of those nice sentiments, they were, well, nice sentiments.

I have no strong opinion one way or the other about Rod Rosenstein, although I am inherently suspicious, not to say disdainful, of anyone who makes climbing the government-appointee ladder his life’s work. I just thought that was a cleverly ambiguous send-off — clever ambiguity being the special skill of apparatchiks who want to climb ladders successfully without being buffeted too much by the changing winds of electoral politics.

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