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Jill Wine-Banks is living in the past

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Jill Wine-Banks is living in the past

Jill Wine-Banks is living in the past
October 10
14:16 2019

For those who may not know her, Jill Wine-Banks was a young flashy attorney working on the Nixon Impeachment almost 50 years ago.  She was known by her then married name of Jill Wine-Volner.  Her only observable activity was to question Nixon’s secretary Rose Mary Woods.  While Wine-Volner did not contribute a lot in terms of the legal issues and strategies, she gained considerable notoriety as the “mini-skirted prosecutor” among a herd of old grey-haired men.

Wine-Banks was the first woman to become executive director of the American Bar Association – but it did not turn out well.  She was accused of rigging a case against a dog owner, one-time ABA President Eugene Thomas said that Wine-Banks “does not understand the use of power and lacks a sense of decorum and propriety in professional matters” and should be booted from the ABA.  Whether she was booted or resigned is immaterial.  She departed the ABA.

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Following Nixon’s resignation, Wine-Volner slipped into media oblivion for the better part of five decades – that is until Jill Wine-BANKS emerged as one of the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement’s talking heads at the onset of the impeachment rampage following the 2016 presidential election.

Wine-Banks has been resurrected to press prominence as a regular “prosecutor” on the anti-Trump propaganda networks.  Having been involved in the impeachment of one Republican President, the folks at the elitist east coast media – the Big Seven (ABC, CBS. NBC, MSNBC CNN New York Times and Washington Post) – see her as an expert in prosecuting presidents.  At 76-years- old, however, she does not add the same sex appeal.

For the most part, her appearances – and I have viewed many of them – are agonizingly repetitious.  She follows the current Democrat media script – which, itself, is agonizingly repetitious – and talks about the past as if it has relevance.

Her main contribution is to compare how they did things way back then with what is going on Today.  In that, Wine-Banks comes across more as a biased historian than a legal expert – or even just an old lady reminiscing about past glories.

As evidence of just how stuck in the past Wine-Banks appears to be, she recently proposed a scenario in which Vice President Pence would be impeached first – or forced to resign.  Trump would then have the opportunity to appoint a successor to be confirmed by the Republican Senate.  THEN, the Congress would impeach and convict Trump and make whoever the President – and that whoever could then name yet another Vice President.

If that sounds insanely ridiculous, Wine-Banks is proposing to repeat the past.  Many may be unaware that before Nixon resigned, it was important to prevent Vice President Spiro Agnew from becoming President.  He was mired in a scandal of his own that had nothing to do with Watergate.  Agnew resigned and Nixon nominated House Minority Leader Gerald Ford as Vice President – and the Senate consented.  Ford then named former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller as his Vice President.  For the first time in American history, we had two people holding the highest offices in the land to which neither had been elected to either of them.

That is what Wine-Banks remembers in her reverie – and that is what she proposes for today.  It is such a nutty idea that one must assume she is living off her begone days of personal glory.

Wine-Banks is careful not to propose the impeachment of both Trump and Pence – which some on the radical fringe are calling for – because that would make Speaker Nancy Pelosi the President according to the order of succession.  That would expose the coup that has been unrolling since Inauguration Day 2017.

Watching Wine-Banks emote on television is a bit like hearing grandma fondly telling stories of her early days – just not as charming.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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1 Comment

  1. Phil in TX
    Phil in TX October 12, 17:09

    I am now wondering if one or more of the impeachment “supporting cast”, ie: Soros, Bloomberg, et. al., have whispered “We’ll make you President” in Pelosi’s ear to get her to acquiesce to impeachment. Makes one start to wonder.

    Phil in TX

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  2. CC
    CC February 26, 10:24

    Good article and good facts; a BookClub just recommended Jill Wine Banks book Watergate girl and are praising her for her work/career.

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  3. iDave
    iDave February 27, 08:10

    Horst is still smarting from Nixon’s impeachment. Now Trump’s been besmirched by impeachment, too.

    Remember the phrase “those who fail to remember the past are doomed to repeat it?” Trump’s about to learn what happened in history to Carter and Bush Sr., Ford, Hoover, Taft, Harrison (special case), Van Biden, and the two Adams.

    Meanwhile, Larry is trashing an eyewitness to history.

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