On Monday Tucker and I chewed over the news that Hillary Clinton may be contemplating a third presidential run:
"I do think it makes a lot of sense," Steyn said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
"When the Florida Democrats decide to steal it, then the Broward and Palm Beach County guys will already have their 2016 ballots sitting in the cupboards so they don't have to be running the photocopier all night."
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You can see the full episode of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" here.
While we're on the subject of Tucker: The thing about Michael Avenatti, the Creepy Porn Lawyer, is that he's better at being creepy than at being a lawyer. In fact ,he's an even crappier lawyer than Eric M George, which is kind of impressive and a point to bear in mind if you're thinking of retaining his services: So, while Creepy is planning his presidential run, his most famous client Stormy Daniels is broke and working cheap strip joints following the dismissal of her meritless defamation suit against Trump, after which Judge Otero additionally ordered Stormy to pay the President's legal fees. That's extremely rare in America: a penniless nobody has to have a real stinker of a case to get stuck with paying for a billionaire's lawyers. But that's how good a job Avenatti did. Creepy's second most famous client, Julie Swetnick, swore that Brett Kavanaugh organized drug-and-gang-rape parties in the Eighties, and she's now been referred to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation. So Creepy Porn Lawyer is moving on. Hence this Saturday night Tweet:
We are investigating an alleged assault on a gay latino immigrant committed by T. Carlson.
Tucker has now published his account of the incident:
My 19-year-old daughter went to the bathroom with a friend. On their way back through the bar, a middle aged man stopped my daughter and asked if she was sitting with Tucker Carlson. My daughter had never seen the man before. She answered: 'That's my dad,' and pointed to me. The man responded, 'Are you Tucker's whore?' He then called her a 'f**king c*nt.'
My daughter returned to the table in tears. She soon left the table and the club. My son, who is also a student, went into the bar to confront the man. I followed. My son asked the man if he'd called his sister a 'whore' and a 'c*nt.' The man admitted he had, and again become profane. My son threw a glass of red wine in the man's face and told him to leave the bar, which he soon did.
Avenatti has partial cellphone video of the altercation. The man, Juan Manuel Granados, is some sort of LGBTQ activist of litigious bent, now threatening to file charges of "assault and battery". Which would present a challenge to law enforcement, as the bar apparently agrees with Tucker's version:
Immediately after the incident, I described these events to the management of the Farmington Country Club. The club spent more than three weeks investigating the incident. Last week, they revoked the man's membership and threw him out of the club.
On TV last week, after the mob besieged Tucker's home an hour before the show when he was already at the studio, Brian Kilmeade asked him about how he felt about not being there to protect his wife, and then qualified the question by conceding that it was a little, in Brian's word, "retro". And Tucker said something to the effect that he wouldn't want to live in a society where men didn't instinctively want to protect their wives. Likewise, I wouldn't want to live in a society where men and boys didn't instinctively want to defend their daughters and sisters in the face of provocations like the above. "Retro" as it might be, I would certainly punch out any guy who said anything remotely close to that to my own daughter. Because the alternative - accepting it and continuing through to the desserts and digestifs as if nothing has happened - is unconscionable, not just for the individuals concerned but for the broader culture.
This is where all the "safe space" "micro-aggression" "hate speech" rubbish leads. Tucker and this guy don't know each other; they have no personal relationship; they differ only on matters of public policy - on immigration or sexual identity politics or whatever the hell his bugbear is. But, if your reaction to a fellow who advocates a different immigration policy is to go after his teenage daughter, you're a goon who's making any kind of public discourse impossible - indeed, making democratic politics and representative government impossible. The left is going to have to re-learn how to debate - the issues, that is, not whether the chap raising the issue has a "whore" for a daughter. Because the alternative, the way these morons are going, is civil war.
~If you prefer me in non-visual formats, I'll be joining Dennis Miller on his podcast later today to talk about our upcoming tour together, and checking in with John Oakley at Toronto's Global News Radio 640 tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5pm Eastern. And in further audio excitement I'll be back later this evening for Mark Steyn Club members with a brand new episode of our latest Tale for Our Time - The Scarlet Pimpernel, set in the hell of France's Reign of Terror, to which condition, at least for TV hosts, a night out at a Virginia country club is rapidly approaching.