Scott Pruitt, polluter at large, Trump’s Secretary of the Interior, and existential threat to life on Earth, has resigned. It won’t exactly leave a gap that needs to be filled. His job, I’m sure, was to destroy the environment just as much as he could, but I’m sure Trump will find somebody just as cartoon villainish to take his place.
So, let us not think of it as a bump in the road. Let’s think of it as the opposite of a bump in the road. For a couple days, maybe a couple of weeks, things may trundle along quite smoothly without to much more egregious, environmental wrecking moves.
What really cracked me up was the wanker’s resignation letter.
He said he and his family have been attacked. I suspect he’s referring to this: woman-confronts-embattled-epa-chief-scott-pruitt-at-a-washington-restaurant
As far as political protest goes, it was pretty mild. Your average stand-up comic has to deal with worse heckling. She just listed a set of grievances, and it was all in a very calm, measured tone and she occasionally looked at her list. But, it was a long list, and it was an accurate list.
When I heard that Pruitt had resigned, I thought of this video and thought it was a funny coincidence. Then I saw his resignation letter, and this was exactly it. He can’t go out for lunch with a friend (and accept huge bags of cash under the table) if there’s going to be people reminding him how much he sucks and how much better the human race, and even planet Earth, would be without him, everywhere he goes.
So, keep it up, brave soldiers of the Second Civil War. We achieved victory in the Battle of Pruitt’s Run, but this could go on for a long time.