All hail the Supreme Leader

It was interesting to see the underlings gathered to sing the praises of the Supreme Leader Monday.

No, no, not in North Korea — in Washington, D.C. Our version of the Supreme Leader, President Donald J. Trump, gathered his whole Cabinet together for the first time so they could pay homage to him.

Vice President Mike Pence offered, “It is just the greatest privilege of my life to serve as the vice president to the president who’s keeping his word to the American people and assembling a team that’s bringing real change, real prosperity, real strength back to our nation.”

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price chimed in: “Mr. President, what an incredible honor it is to lead the Department of Health and Human Services at this pivotal time under your leadership. I can’t thank you enough for the privileges you’ve given me and the leadership that you’ve shown.”

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao: “Mr. President, last week was great. It was infrastructure week. Thank you so much for coming over to the Department of Transportation. Hundreds and hundreds of people were just so thrilled, hanging out, watching.”

(You may be forgiven for not knowing that last week was Infrastructure Week — it was somewhat overshadowed by the Supreme Leader calling the former FBI director a liar, yet somehow claiming his testimony exonerated the Supreme Leader.)

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin: “It was a great honor traveling with you around the country for the last year and an even greater honor to be here serving on your Cabinet.”

CIA Director Mike Pompeo: “Mr. President, it’s an honor to serve as your CIA director. It’s an incredible privilege to lead the men and women who are providing intelligence so that we can do the national security mission. And in the finest traditions of the CIA, I’m not going to share a damn thing in front of the media.”

He must have meant the lying, cheating, fake news media. He left out a few adjectives.

In any event, you get the gist. No tinhorn dictator anywhere in the world could have assembled a bigger bunch of lackeys, there to stroke the gigantic ego of the Supreme Leader.

And it took place in the White House. Unbelievable.

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