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Bud Grossmann’s
Words of the Week
for the Week of
January 21, 2018
Previously unpublished
political comment.

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Animal Named by Adam (1972)
  Animal Named by Adam (1972)
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The White House physician, U.S. Navy Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, seems a straight shooter. In fact, included in the dozen-and-a-half badges, ribbons, and medals adorning his uniform at his press conference on January 16 are the Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal and Navy Expert Rifleman Medal. He didn’t seem to be trying to mislead anyone in his hour-long conversation, shall we call it, with members of the White House press corps. I have no reason to doubt the specifics of the summary Dr. Jackson gave the press and the public, of the physical examination he performed on the man of many assets who recently declared his (the patient’s) two greatest ones to be his “mental stability and being, like, really smart.” I heard Dr. Jackson say that same man’s “cognitive screening exam using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment was normal, with a score of 30 over 30,” and so I myself (also, some have said, like, really smart) attempted to perform the tasks in that MoCA test, as found on the Internet. If you want to know how I did on it, ask me (but take it yourself, please, before you ask).

I’ll tell you this: I am positive I would have learned more from an unedited video of Dr. Jackson’s patient doing the MoCA than from all the multitude of assurances that the straight-shooting doctor gave in confirmation of his patient’s self-assessment of having “mental stability and being, like, really smart.”

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