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Thursday, December 1, 2022

OPINION:

Jenna Bush Hager — the latest generation of the Bush political dynasty — announced on national television this week that she did not wear underpants while dining with King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla on the night before Queen Elizabeth II died earlier this year.

“Commando with the King,” the New York Post’s Page Six breathlessly reported on its gossip pages.


“My dress!” Mrs. Hager squealed. “It was a beautiful, tight dress! It would have shown!”

The Bush clan is the closest we have in America to inheritable royalty. And there she is — Princess Bush III — on a cable TV show called “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” desperately scrounging for attention, talking about not wearing underpants at dinner with actual royalty.

At least it’s not as bad as some of the things King Charles III dreamed up about Queen Consort Camilla’s nether regions back when he was still betrothed to Lady Diana.

“Oh, God. I’ll just live inside your trousers or something. It would be much easier!” said the future king.

“What are you going to turn into? A pair of knickers?” replied the future queen consort. They both laughed, according to a leaked transcript of the dirty call.

From there, it got only worse. So much worse. But at least Charles and Camilla had the decency to ruminate on such things privately.

But really, it’s former President Donald Trump who is the vulgarian despoiling our public discourse.

The whole point of having royalty is the expectation of manners and adherence to customs of decency. At the very least, we can presume they are housebroken. They might be hopelessly dull and even dumb. But at least they have the decency to wear underpants whilst curtsying to a future king.

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Mr. Trump is at his most vulgar and unsuited for high office when he claims that the 2020 election was stolen.

This just in: The 2020 election was stolen!

According to America’s newest barbarian at the gate, Elon Musk, Twitter knowingly and purposely throttled stories about corruption and other criminal activity in President Biden’s family ahead of the 2020 election in order to trick voters into voting for Mr. Biden.

“The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself,” Mr. Musk declared this week. “The public deserves to know what really happened.”

While we still do not know the precise degree to which Twitter may have colluded with the Biden campaign, the Democrat party and the political press to rig the 2020 election, Twitter’s former “trust and safety” executive is getting out ahead of the sheriff.

“We didn’t know what to believe,” ex-Twit Yoel Roth claimed Tuesday. “We didn’t know what was true.”

But he denied that he was the one inside Twitter who made the decision to silence explosive media reports — now widely confirmed — that the Biden family had extensive business ties to Ukraine, Russia, China and Mexico, among many other serious conflicts of interest and outright political bribery.

“There was smoke,” Mr. Roth said. “And, ultimately for me, it didn’t reach a place where I was comfortable removing this content from Twitter.”

And while he denied making the decision to rig the 2020 election, Mr. Roth inexplicably maintains that all the now-confirmed stories of Biden corruption “set off every single one of my finely tuned ATP28 ‘hack and leak campaign’ alarm bells.” In other words, he believes all the stories about Mr. Biden’s corrupt family were Russian disinformation.

Now that the corrupt collusion scheme to rig the election worked and Mr. Biden is in the White House wrecking the country, Twitter’s ex “trust and safety” chief admits everything.

“The obvious reality, as long-time users know, is that Twitter has failed in trust & safety for a very long time and has interfered in elections,” Mr. Musk said this week, vowing to reveal all the dirty, dark secrets of how it went down.

“This is a battle for the future of civilization,” he said. “If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead.”

• Charles Hurt is opinion editor at The Washington Times.


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