The analysis of rapidly digging a deep hole and throwing oneself into it comes to mind with this current Presidency. One gasping last chance at climbing out is the strange (and undemocratic) idea that ‘pardoning oneself’ as President exonerates all prior blunders. Power can corrupt, and absolute power can corrupt absolutely, to borrow from sociological findings. Running a government as a business controlled within one’s private sandbox, makes a mockery of the national and international demands for fair trade. An spewing out ‘red herrings’ and denials at every turn, for staff incompetence, renders the federal system a joke.