An Observation

It has been nearly a month since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned. Donald Trump still has not nominated his replacement.

There are a number of reasons for this, some of them obvious and some probably less apparent. Chiefly, Trump doesn't have any immediate personal need for a new attorney general, since acting AG Matthew Whitaker is eminently willing to run interference with Bob Mueller to protect him.

In any case: This, too, is not normal.

But we have already become so inured to Trump's abnormal abuses of power that I've seen virtually no comment in the political press on how not normal this high-level vacancy, without even so much as a nominee, truly is.

No comment on the vacancy itself, as we approach a month without an AG, and no comment on how said vacancy serves the president's personal and corrupt agenda.

It's not like I'm eager for Trump to pick Sessions' replacement, as I'm sure his choice will be even worse than the loathsome Sessions.

I just needed to remark on the remarkable state of affairs that no one is remarking on how remarkable this shit is.

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