Let’s be honest: Leakers are backstabbers. Every time I hear about government leakers, I think of the song by the O’Jays “Back Stabbers.”
As I was preparing for today’s broadcast, in my mind’s eye I saw President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson like they were in Saudi Arabi doing the sword dance. Two overweight older men shifting their weight from side to side, swaying to the beat, pretending they’re dancing. After a few minutes, the initial embarrassment dies down, so they lift their arms as if they are learning to walk for the first time. With their arms out, stabilizing their balance, their torsos begin to move, still swaying to the music; they begin to smile and take a couple of steps. It’s what they do. Imagine they start to awkwardly repeat the words to “Back Stabbers.