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Ilsa's Journal
Ilsa's Journal
April 27, 2023

I have to say, I'm not ready.

I'm not ready for 18 months of campaigns, ads, shit showing up in my inbox begging for money several times per day. It's all too soon, too much, too expensive and too much of a distraction from all of the other significant issues. I guess I'll need to stick my head in the sand for awhile.

April 22, 2023

"The Diplomat" on Netflix

appears to be a limited series, starring Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell. It was created by Debora Cahn, and covers a crisis appointment of a US ambassador to Great Britain after a British Navy vessel was torpedoed by unknown terrorists in the Persian Gulf. The appointment was not a political gift to a wealthy donor.

The ambassador's husband was an ambassador himself until he was fired. He is supposed to be helping his wife meet the right people, but he keeps acting on his own and creating chaos as MI5 and the CIA try to figure out if the attack was ordered by Iran. Furthermore, the US President is elderly, and the VP is about to be removed from office. POTUS' Chief of Staff is evaluating the new ambassador to be the next VP.

Feels like The West Wing, sort of.

April 7, 2023

5:27pm EDT on Deadline White House...

They played a Clarence Thomas clip with him saying how much he enjoys RV parks, especially parked at WalMarts, and how he likes regular folks.

Nicolle's reaction (incredulous laugh) is priceless! Should be part of an End-of-Year clip. She's so wonderfully natural and sincere.

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About Ilsa

Retired nurse professionally, but not personally. Relocated to north Georgia from Tx a few years ago.

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