This Thanksgiving, I’m especially grateful for the gift of irony. How else to explain that an undocumented immigrant who has spent almost $2 million over the past two years hiding his own identity and documentation papers now demands that other Americans present their identity papers – as well as their private parts for government examination – prior to boarding an airplane and traveling for the holidays.

The gift of irony also helps us to appreciate the humor in Hillary Clinton’s actions at the State Department. For the past several months, Mrs. Clinton has facilitated (read paid large sums of taxpayer money to) Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, who negotiated with the Afghan government, the United States and NATO on behalf of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Fortunately or unfortunately for all involved, Mr. Mansour was an impostor. Who better than Hillary to carry bags of money and diplomatic messages back and forth between a Taliban impostor and an Oval Office impostor?

Finally, I note that with the publication of Mr. Obama’s illustrated volume of children’s stories, “Of Thee I Sing, A Letter to my Daughters,” he has finally produced a book his fans will be able to both read and understand. With the children’s book milestone, Mr. Obama joins that ranks of national leaders like Moammar Gadhafi of Libya, also a prolific children’s book author.

Bon appetite.

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