Retired Admiral John Hutson said about Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention, “Donald, you’re not fit to polish John McCain’s boots.” Of course, this was a complete red herring as we all know that John McCain prefers loafers (see Sarah Palin as former running mate).
But Admiral Hutson’s one-line zinger had many accurate hidden meanings:
- Donald, you’re not fit. (Please don’t go shirtless on us like your pal Putin.)
- Donald, you’re not Polish. (A bit cryptic, but perhaps a response to the Scottish people doing their best to distance themselves from Trump.)
- Donald, you’re not John McCain. (Obviously. One has character while the other is a walking, talking character flaw.)
- Donald, you’re not boots. (Hip hop expression meaning that he’s not flytastic.)
- Donald, you’re boot. (Reference to Trump being vomit.)
- Donald, you’re Cain. (Version 1 – reference to the biblical Cain & Abel story. Spoiler alert … Cain is the bad guy.)
- Donald, you’re Cain. (Version 2 – reference to former Tea Party candidate and madman (redundant?) Herman Cain.)
- Donald, you’re not John. (Beatles reference.)
And if you dig deeper, Huston’s one-liner is actually an anagram for, “Donald, you are an ignoramus and dolt.”
I have to trust Admiral Huston and his speech. Who else but a retired Naval officer should be able to recognize someone that is a little dinghy? And with those small baby hands that Trump has, maybe a little dinghy is an apt description of more than just Trump’s mental state.