Vogel's statement reminds me of a joke Reagan used to tell. A young boy on Christmas morning is led to a room piled high with horseshit. He grabs a shovel and starts digging furiously. "Why?," he's asked. "'Cause with all this shit, there's got to be a pony somewhere!"So basically Vogel is saying that if Trump and Rudy would tone it down and not make it so obvious that they are illegally seeking foreign election assistance it would be much easier for the NYT to help them weaponize the disinformation they are trying to spread 🤔 https://t.co/3ocVAQInbB— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) September 20, 2019
Reagan told the story to illustrate unbridled optimism. I think it also works as a cautionary tale. Sometimes (Whitewater, Saddam's weapons, Uranium One, all brought to you by the NYT), a big pile of shit is just a bit pile of shit.