Feckless Leader’s inauguration speech was — in another observation that Google tells me somebody made ahead of me — nasty, brutish, and short. Then he sent press lackey Sean Spicer out to spout a flat-out lie about the size of the inaugural crowd. NBC’s “Meet the Press” host asked the she-serpent about it and got a hissed threat for his pains:
CHUCK TODD: … Then explain, you did not answer the question, why did the president send out his press secretary, who’s not just the spokesperson for Donald Trump. He could be — he also serves as the spokesperson for all of America at times. He speaks for all of the country at times. Why put him out there for the very first time in front of that podium to utter a provable falsehood? It’s a small thing. But the first time he confronts the public it’s a falsehood?
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Chuck, I mean, if we’re going to keep referring to our press secretary in those types of terms I think that we’re going to have to rethink our relationship here.
CONWAY: … Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. What — You’re saying it’s a falsehood. And they’re giving Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that. But the point remains —
TODD: Wait a minute. Alternative facts? … Four of the five facts he uttered were just not true. Look, alternative facts are not facts. They’re falsehoods.
CONWAY: Chuck. It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again.
Her boss said it best: Such a nasty woman.
Things looked better on Saturday, when I joined 175,000 friends and neighbors — about one-fifth the population of Boston — for a march and rally for the resistance. I heard inspiring words from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Marty Walsh, slightly less inspiring words from Native American, Muslim, and union activists, and uninspiring words from approximately 180 shelter pet adopters, crossing guards, and anyone slightly left of center given time at the podium while impatient would-be marchers threatened to trample me. I saw two Wonder Woman costumes (one on a male), every conceivable variation of the noun, verb, and adjective “pussy,” and (my favorite) I Know Signs, I Make the Best Signs, Everyone Agrees, They’re Fantastic, Just Great.