Within the realm of politics, anything is possible. Swirling and stirring within its cauldron are eddies and forces that give vent to aspirations and anger, truth and machinations. The process, like a pendulum swinging to and fro, often casually and on occasion violently, has a way of balancing out. One of the great mediators to this equilibrium is irony. Just as the law of averages ultimately brings the gambling fool back to earth, irony has a way undressing all the charlatans dancing on the political stage. I do not know one iota of how irony works, but recognize it as a valuable force. In this blog I seek to evince it as the sobering adjudicator of the absurd it often is.