- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 24, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

What are we, 9?

That’s the question that pops to mind when discovering the coded message contained in Daniel Kammen’s resignation letter to President Donald Trump — a code that spells out the word “impeach.”

Ooh, a secret code. Like a 9-year-old might write.

Kammen, an energy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, just resigned his post as science envoy at the U.S. Department of State. In a letter to the president, posted on his Twitter account, he wrote of Trump’s “failure to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis” and the subsequent “domestic and international ramifications” that brought as fueling his resignation decision.

Specifically, he wrote: “Particularly troubling to me is how your response to Charlottesville is consistent with a broader pattern of behavior that enables sexism and racism and disregards the welfare of all Americans, the global community and the planet.”



He echoed that sentiment in a tweet: “Mr. President, I am resigning as Science Envoy. Your response to Charlottesville enables racism, sexism & harms our country and planet.”

And here’s the really clever part.

At the beginning of each paragraph, Kammen used a word that began with a letter that, when read downward, spelled the word “impeach.”

That’s not just passive-aggressive. That’s just stupid. It’s like the mysteries of the universe unfolding — only, Not.

Is this what the left has become — the political equivalent of the religious world’s Wiccans? As if sneakily inserting messages of “impeach” will actually bring about the hoped-for impeachment. As if the childish coding will serve as the magic elixir, the witchlike spell, that secures the impeachment success.

What’s worse is this isn’t the first time a member of the left has tried the tactic.

As the Blaze notes, “when members of the presidential arts committee resigned, their notification letter spelled the word ‘resign’ in the same fashion.”

Well, here’s a message for the left, using another type of code.

“MOOV2VENEZUELA.”

Can’t quite grasp it? Don’t worry. It’ll come.

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