I Dreamed I Was Flying ... 

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I've gotten lots of emails in the past few days. Many are gloating, "told you so, liberal scum" type deals. Others are from my fellow liberal scum suggesting that we "accept the findings of the Mueller Report and move on." Only one problem with either of these suggestions: We haven't seen the Mueller Report. In fact, Senator Mitch McConnell just blocked Senator Chuck Schumer's proposal to replicate the House of Representatives' unanimous vote to release the report.

Listen, people, it's too early gloat, and it's too early to lament. We have no idea what's really in that report. Just chill. And bear in mind, if the report was really a good thing for Trump, the GOP would be passing it out on street corners and using it to sell MAGA hats, not trying to keep it under wraps. Don't buy the "Trump is exonerated" line until we get to see the actual report and not a brief, butt-covering summation by Trump's hand-picked attorney general. Stay woke.

And for the record, if the actual report proves that Trump was nothing more than an innocent but useful idiot in the (very real) Russian interference in the 2016 election, and not a knowing collaborator, I will say so in this column. Then you can gloat.

In the meantime, savor these words from Paul Simon's "American Tune," written during the darkest days of the Watergate era. Even better, go listen to it. Turn it up.

Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
We've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on,
I wonder what went wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all, I'm trying to get some rest.

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