Mailbag – Casual Friday and Casual FLOTi

FLOTUSes? FLOTi rhymes better. Whatever.

The Great Merlin writes in regarding Dr. J.’s state dinner polemic:

Dearest Dr. J, 

As one medical system (non-clinical) employee to another (your most worshipful doctorness, whose needs I merely exist to serve), I’m surprised that you draw a blank on Mrs. Clinton’s biggest cause celebre: HillaryCare. 

That was the first major Democratic effort to implement some sort of national health care reform, and it failed miserably. As I recall things, it was such a putrid collection of fail that even her husband finally faced reality and fended it off with whatever pole-weapon came to hand. ‘Tis a shame that the latest incarnation (Son of Hillarycare?) didn’t suffer as ignominious a defeat. 

— Merlin  

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards for they are subtle and quick to anger

Dear Merlin,

Dr. J. did not forget HillaryCare. He deliberately excluded HillaryCare because she went beyond a FLOTUS’s scope of practice in her work on HillaryCare. She acted as a White House aide, advisor, council, or whatever you want to call it. HillaryCare occupied her time until the Republican takeover of the House in 1994 which was a direct consequence of HillaryCare. What Dr. J. was talking about were signature charitable causes, not wielding of policy Eleanor Roosevelt style. Thank God it didn’t pass, and hopefully we can get ObamaCare repealed. Thanks for writing in.

Operative MC2 also writes in.

Dr. J. spotted out of uniform! 

Best, MC2

Dr. J. showing off for the younglings at the Jedi Academy before heading
off to hit 18 at New Atlantis Country Club.

Dear MC2,

Keeping with the HillaryCare theme above, “It’s for the children!” And then some golf was involved. Thanks for writing in and have a great week!

Dr. J.

About Dr. J.

Dr. J. was born the son of a New Atlantean sharecropper who cornered the market on notoriously delicious seaweed Himanthalia elongata (popularly known as Thongweed). With his newly minted seaweed fortune, Mr. J. the Elder sent his son to attend the Academy of Sorcery, Alchemy and Surgery where the good doctor apprenticed with the finest sorcerer surgeons in New Atlantis. Dr. J.'s areas of expertise grew to include bleeding, cutting for stone, trephination, medical divination with outstanding spatial and temporal resolution, cybernetic sorcery and medicinal alchemy. When King Orin of Atlantis fell ill with the Ick, Dr. J. stepped in with an elixir he devised from a combination of minerals, herbs and saps. Curing the king, Dr. J. gained significant notoriety which afforded him the luxury of time to devote himself to his side hobbies which include porpoise racing, the study of supply-side economics, cooking and raising his lovely merchildren alongside his lovely bride the archconservative Mrs. Dr. J.