In 1996 Commerce Secretary Ron Brown’s plane crashed over somewhere in Croatia. To this day, questions remain about that.
But before there were any questions, there had to be a funeral. Watch then-president Bill Clinton (video clip from the old Rush Limbaugh TV show).
Camera off (he thinks): Yuck-yuck-yuck, I’m havin’ fun!
Camera on (he suddenly discovers): Alas, poor Yorick…!
We expect our politicians to be insincere, and they very rarely disappoint us. Clinton was a master of the art of insincerity; no one but Obama has ever outdone him at it. California Gov. Gavin Newsom could give him a run at it if he could only stop smirking.
Lesson: They’re laughing at us when they think we aren’t looking.