In September of 1967, I was a first year student at Yale Law School, returning from a year recovering from acute colitis. My then gf, soon to be my wifey, and I went to a demonstration in the Graduate Student Commons in support of striking cafeteria workers. We were milling around, probably shouting slogans, and a hulking campus cop came up to my classmate, an extremely self-confident, smart fellow named Walter D. Waggoner. The cop said, "What’s your name, boy?"
Walter looked him dead in the eye and said, "I don’t have to answer your f****g questions."
The cop stared and then walked away.
This all came rushing into my antique brain as I watched the news tonight that our president, Donald J. Trump, had been asked to answer Special Vishinsky Prosecutor Mueller’s questions about "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Putin’s Russia in the 2016 Presidential Campaign.
Incredibly, Trump, racing off to a conference of economic and finance bigwigs at Davos, Switzerland, said something like, "I’ll be glad to answer his questions." Then he added, even more amazingly, "Under oath."
Now, Donald R. Trump is a successful man. He has a jet plane. He’s president. He’s nobody’s idea of Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Jefferson, but he’s a smart guy.
Yet he has just done something foolish, so writes Ben Stein in The American Spectator. To read more, click here.
Ben Stein is a writer, actor, and lawyer who served as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes as the numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Read more more reports from Ben Stein — Click Here Now.
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