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A Rocky Start

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovebirds out there! I hope you enjoy the day with that special someone. And if you’re coasting through another February 14th solo like a certain blogger: Chinese takeout is always the ticket. I also believe Rain Man is on HBO.

If you’re one with a tendency to wallow on Valentine’s Day, I recommend a bottle of wine and a solid listening session of Nothing’s “Tired of Tomorrow.” You can thank me later.

But regardless of your relationship status, you’re probably not having as bad of a V-Day as national security adviser Mike Flynn. Well, former national security adviser Mike Flynn. After a mere 24 days on the job, General Flynn resigned from his post in the Trump administration amid revelations of phone calls with Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, prior to the inauguration.

While a bit odd, the conversations themselves don’t appear to be what sank Mr. Flynn. It was the content of the calls, which reportedly contained details of recent sanctions against Russia—the particulars of which were flatly denied on national television by Vice President Mike Pence.

An inauspicious start, to say the least.

The average tenure of national security advisor is around 2.6 years. Flynn bested that average by about 29 months. It will be a wild news day, for sure.

When touching on the election season, it was apparent that we were in uncharted territory. With the first ouster in the administration coming less than a month in, that fact has never been clearer.

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