Thursday, April 25, 2024

The Country Gets a Break: Devin Nunes Leaving Congress to Work for the Former Guy at His “Media” Company


The nation has dodged a bullet.

Devin Nunes, the imbecilic Congressman from California, is leaving to work for the Former Guy at his “media” company.

Nunes is a 10 term congressman who had a lot of power. He worked his way to become the head of the House Intelligence Company, a contradiction in terms since he lacked any intelligence. Then the Republicans lost the House and he was out anyway.

He will run Trump’s company, which is already being investigated. Good night, and good luck.

According to Politico, Nunes said in a statement: “I wasn’t being paid much, there weren’t many opportunities to line my pockets more, so I’ll take my chances with Trump, who famous pays no one.”

No, that’s not what he said. But it would have been apt. No, he said: “Recently, I was presented with a new opportunity to fight for the most important issues I believe in,” Nunes said in the email. “I’m writing to let you know I’ve decided to pursue this opportunity, and therefore I will be leaving the House of Representatives at the end of 2021.”

Isn’t that great? Maybe his district can find someone decent, smart, intelligent, literate, and humane. Who knows? Politico says that under California law, congress people don’t have to live in their own districts. How crazy is that? Oh, California. It’s a free-for-all.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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