Since I am not watching the Super Bowl today, keeping with my season-long boycott (I will never watch another NFL game), I decided to see what was happening in Twitterworld. Lo and behold, there was a tweet by former FBI Director James Comey that boasted, “Got to dress up for a family event tonight and was proud to wear my FBI cufflinks.”
He even provided a link to an Instagram photo of the fancy jewelry.
I admit I was shocked at first, as it took me a few seconds to read cufflinks correctly. The auto-editor in my head kept reading handcuffs.
The most amazing part of Comey’s tweet was his total lack of ethical integrity and brazen nose-thumbing to the American people. “Look, I get the last laugh,” he seemed to be taunting. “I may have been fired, but I will still parade around as though I am the king of the FBI, and there is nothing you can do about it.”
The responses were predictably brutal.
Q:You had the power to stop this corruption! Why didn’t you? pic.twitter.com/DUzbcFgs9i
— Tomas ???????? BUILD THE DAMN WALL ???????? (@Tomas3percenter) February 4, 2018
My husband has been an agent for 30 years. Agents are hanging their heads low since you testified and decided Hillary had no intent to commit a crime. It’s nice that you can take pride in your cufflinks when honorable men and women are tarnished because of your actions.
— Carol Rotti (@CiaRotti) February 4, 2018
One tweeter had the same initial reaction I did.
These would look better on you… pic.twitter.com/tVSfWL7kJg
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) February 4, 2018
It’s sobering when a government official sworn to uphold the law and protect the American people fails at his job, but it’s infuriating when the same official doesn’t have the common sense not to flaunt his former position of power.