Friday, 12 October 2018

End of Trump? Media Dig Up Grammar-school Dirt on Close Aide

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Can you create a leftist parody bizarre enough so that today’s liberals can’t make it a reality? A common quip during the Brett Kavanaugh media lynching — where he was condemned for alleged 1982 adolescent behavior — is that the Left would next reach back to elementary school to find dirt on conservatives. Well, sure enough, this has now happened:



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Miller is a senior advisor for policy to President Trump, and what are his trespasses? The Washington Examiner summarizes, writing that the

entire story is a just a transcription of remarks by Nikki Fiske, who taught Miller at Santa Monica's Franklin Elementary School in the early 1990s. She said:

I can still picture him sitting in my classroom.

Do you remember that character in Peanuts, the one called Pig Pen, with the dust cloud and crumbs flying all around him? That was Stephen Miller at 8. I was always trying to get him to clean up his desk — he always had stuff mashed up in there. He was a strange dude. I remember he would take a bottle of glue — we didn't have glue sticks in those days — and he would pour the glue on his arm, let it dry, peel it off and then eat it.

I remember being concerned about him — not academically. He was OK with that, though I could never read his handwriting. But he had such strange personal habits. He was a loner and isolated and off by himself all the time. 

At the end of the year, I wrote all my concerns — and I had a lot of them — in his school record. When the school principal had a conference with Stephen's parents, the parents were horrified. So the principal took some white-out and blanked out all my comments. I wish I could remember what I wrote, but this was 25 years ago.  I've taught a lot of third-graders since then. Of course, Stephen wasn't political then — it wasn't until later that he started to make waves.

My, you don’t say? I would’ve thought he was giving the other kids “Make America Great Again” speeches.

I guess I could be toast if my grammar-school teachers ever spill the beans. My desk was so messy in sixth grade that far neater Gary sitting next to me quipped, “Selwyn’s desk looks like Oscar Madison’s bedroom!” I also had handwriting that required a hieroglyphics expert for interpretation. All this, and then there was my continual daydreaming that the teachers complained about.

But I have a different read on young Miller’s alleged behavior: I suspect he was a remarkably prescient lad who foresaw today’s males’ #MeToo troubles, and he kept to himself to avoid interactions with girls that could later be used against him. He was one of the MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) movement trailblazers — except, I guess it was BGTOW.

Oh, and the glue? Concerned about uttering the wrong thing, Master Miller was just trying to keep his lips sealed.

But it clearly wasn’t enough to avoid the Fiske allegations. Speaking of which, what kind of teacher starts dishing 25-year-old “dirt” from a then-eight-year-old? And what kind of adult refers to a little boy as a “dude”? That may indicate that the teacher views children as akin to peers, that she has a childish mentality herself.

The Examiner has its own take, writing that the “main takeaway on Steve Miller’s third-grade past is that his teacher is a real jerk.” One could also wonder, since Fiske’s Facebook page indicates that she still works at Franklin Elementary, how would parents feel about having children in her class? “You’d better be Little Lord Fauntleroy, kiddo, ‘cause Mrs. Fiske may again be looking for media attention in 2038.”

Actually, there’s some even worse dirt on Miller. I heard that he exposed himself to a group of strangers, including some women — upon being birthed.

You see, it’s true: Men are just born bad.

(Hat tip: Thomas Lifson at American Thinker.)

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