IMPEACHMENT: We have never before threatened any president with impeachment primarily for purported wrongdoing before he took office. Had we done so, every president since Eisenhower would have been impeached in his first year. Eisenhower, for example, avoided $400,000 in taxes by finagling a one-time government ruling to declare the huge royalties on his memoir as “capital gains” rather than income. Harry Truman had a long relationship with the criminal syndicate run by Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast. And Barack Obama’s improper campaign contributions (nearly $1.8 million) earned a $375,000 fine. – Victor Davis Hanson (edited by CtH to make it intelligible as an excerpt)
KAVANAUGH: On Friday, the American Bar Association unanimously awarded Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh its highest rating.
GILLUM: Florida Democrats want to put Socialist Andrew Gillum into the governor’s mansion. A member of the Sanders–Ocasio-Cortez wing of the party, Gillum wants to abolish ICE, raise the minimum wage to $15, pass single-payer health care, limit Second Amendment rights, and increase taxes across the board. No surprise that he is receiving fawning coverage from the national press. But his record as mayor of Tallahassee is far from sparkling and we believe he would be a disaster as governor of Florida. – National Review Editorial (edited by CtH to make it intelligible as an excerpt)