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From the reality of television to the reality of politics and law. This may represent a sea change as the curvaceous lady, formerly known for her … assets, lobbies for prison reform.

After months of back-channel talks between Kim Kardashian and Jared Kushner, the high priestess of reality television is coming to the White House. By late afternoon on Wednesday, Secret Service agents will wave Kardashian and her attorney through the southwest appointment gate to the West Wing, where they will meet Kushner to discuss prison reform before he walks with them to sit down with President Donald Trump, likely in the Oval Office, along with White House counsel. According to a person familiar with the meeting, Kardashian plans to ask Trump to pardon a woman serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time drug offense. (White House staffers have joked about who will get to accompany her to the West Wing, and what they should wear for the occasion. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.)

I’ve heretofore only understood Kardashian through the lens of trivial popular culture. The masses adored her for reasons which escaped me. Now, at last, I have good cause to celebrate her celebrity – she’s using it for a good and noble cause. Applause.

A life sentence for the first offense of a grandmother. For dope charges. I did not look into those charges, the case, or anything else associated with the matter. But I hope she gets the pardon. That’s because I have looked into the Constitution. You might recall that document which created (and supposedly limited) the federal leviathan. The creation part is indisputable. The limits part used to be debatable. Used to be. People all over the political spectrum love to discuss the Constitution. I recently witnessed a debate or sorts about Constitutional merits on Facebook (which I’ve come to detest) between two old friends, a liberal and a conservative. You’ve likely seen the same recently. It makes, I suppose, for good rhetorical sport. But little else.

I reviewed the old parchment again this morning and I still cannot find a single word about narcotics and criminal offenses. In fact, I only see three clearly delineated and named crimes: piracy, counterfeiting, and treason.

That point is, at this extremely late hour, moot. I used to professionally stand before the emissaries of Mordor and loudly proclaim the truth, such as that the federal government has no authority to prosecute drug offenders. In hindsight, it would have made a better comedy routine. But it’s still the truth.

The woman Kardashian champions should be pardoned and freed. As should all federal drug offenders. And most federal convicts, period. Given Kushner’s involvement and Trump’s affinity for the curvy ladies, I have high hopes for the grandmother. Not so much for the rest.


Suddenly serious. Vanity Fair.

Hey! You made it this far. As a reward, here’s a link to today’s cogent if speculative comments by Vox Day on what comes next: War Coming Soon. As he might say, you need not agree, nor even understand. If you do, however, then this issue may eclipse the Constitutional autopsy debates.

UPDATE: Of course the quislings at CNN say, ” She shouldn’t be here talking about prison reform.” On their planet maybe she shouldn’t; she certainly is not a swamp critter.