Friday, October 28, 2016

Weiner's boner disrupts prez race

Navin Field, Detroit, site of Cubs'
last World Series win
First, about the headline. "Boner" is a vintage term meaning colossal mistake. If you are thinking of something else then you have a dirty mind.

Oh, "boner" came to mind because the last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series title was in 1908. The defending champs, however, only got into the the Fall Classic because of a base running error made by New York Giants rookie Fred Merkle. Because of Merkle's "boner," which is how the press referred to it 108 years ago, a likely Giants victory ended in a tie because the game was called on account of darkness. Lighting at big league ball parks was three decades in the future. The Cubs won the make-up game and against the Giants found themselves back in the World Series, where again they bested Ty Cobb and the Detroit Tigers. The deciding game was at Michigan and Trumbull in Detroit, pictured on the right, which I visited last year.

Why am I bringing this up? Because the Cubs are back in the Series again, for the first time since 1945.

Anyway, Anthony Weiner, sexting fiend, is under FBI investigation. He's the estranged husband of longtime Hillary Clinton aide and confidante Huma Abedin. Because Weiner was allegedly involved in lurid text messaging conversations with an underage female, the feds have in their possession devices that Mr. and Mrs. Weiner shared. And on of those devices some previously undiscovered emails that pertain to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server came to light. So the FBI re-opened the case against Clinton.

Relying on unsecured devices let alone bypassing a secure government server and using a home-brewed server to conduct State Department business--which of course involves using classified information--certainly qualifies as a boner. As for Merkle, he was 19 at the time of his boner--his mistake can be passed off as a youthful miscue. Merkle enjoyed a long baseball career, appearing in five World Series matchups, although never on a winner.

Clinton, Abedin, and Weiner are old enough to know how to act responsibly.

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