A Saul Alinsky Rule #5 Post
Vanity Fair reported that the original photograph of alleged comedienne Kathy Griffin holding an effigy of Donald Trump’s severed head, covered in ketchup, had attracted a purchase price bid in the six-figures.
For Griffin, though, the publicity was a mixed blessing. Not all found her humor entertaining, and her career went into a stall.
But the infamous, or famous – depending on your political persuasion – head-hunter rose from the non-working dead when she was resurrected on Bill Maher’s HBO’s show, Real Time.
The reboot of Griffin’s comedic career recently received another boost when CNN announced she’d been signed as the celebrity entertainer at the network’s 2018 Annual May Day Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, next May 1.
Griffin will not discuss the content of her comedy routine planned for the event where all CNN employees are expected to attend – with the exception of those on assignment searching through the garbage cans of Trump Properties’ employees hunting for evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion.
When asked if she will replicate her mock display of the President’s severed head, Griffin jokingly said, “No, I’m not headed there.”
Several other notables will be featured at the CNN May Day Festival including Vermont Senator and former 2016 Democrat candidate for President, Bernie Sanders. Sanders is scheduled to do his signature impression of Norman Thomas (1984-1968), who was, for six straight national elections, the POTUS candidate representing the Socialist Party of America.
“Bernie” will, as he has on numerous occasions, deliver a dramatic reading of famous quotes from Thomas including this one:
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”
Also expected to attend is adult entertainer Stormy Daniels who will perform for the CNN audience.
Stormy’s dance will be followed by a science debate beginning with CNN Anchor Don Lemon recapping his theory of how a Malaysia Airlines flight could have disappeared into a black hole.
Debating Lemon on stage will be a renowned American professor of physics who will, in response to Lemon’s suggestion, debunk The Lemon Theory saying: “A black hole capable of swallowing a plane out of the sky does not exist. And if it did, the earth would be missing, too.”
All in all, this year’s CNN 2018 May Day Festival promises to be an exciting blend of comedy, dance, science and political enlightenment, sure to delight the CNN workers of the world united.