Matthew Weintraub is flying high at the moment. The Republican District Attorney for Bucks County, Pa. is fresh off the DiNardo Case. It was great TV. Cadaver dogs brought in to search for the bodies of four young men on a farm. Weintraub stood in front of the cameras day after day, looking serious. Looking worried. Looking like a man who was thinking about running for Governor.
Of course, there wasn’t much for Weintraub to actually do. The bodies were found pretty quickly, and DiNardo confessed immediately.
But he wasn’t going to give up the bright lights that easily. So just days later, Weintraub came up with his own anti-drug campaign, right out of Nancy Reagan’s Just Say No playbook: Push the Pushers! See, Weintraub’s district is mayonnaise-level white. Black people on drugs are criminals, of course. But white people on drugs are victims.
All of this bodes quite well for the budding superstar Republican.
There is an undercurrent of unease, however. Weintraub might secretly be gay. That’s not a problem, except maybe for the “secret” part. But if any of the rumours that he committed homosexual acts with minors are true, well, that might make his gubernatorial bid a hill much more difficult to climb.
Still, this is the Nation of “Alternative Facts”, so, who knows…
Third Fisherman: Master, I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.
First Fisherman: Why, as men do a-land: the great ones eat up the little ones? – William Shakespeare, Pericles