VEN (PAWNEE) — The characters in Parks And Recreation are looking eerily similar to Washington’s politicos, as funding for President Trump’s signature wall on the Mexican border becomes a major sticking point in budget negotiations, with RINOs and Democrats alike doing their best to obstruct the President’s mandate.
As fans of the brilliant, Emmy Award-winning show know, after much travail, the pit on Lot 48 was eventually filled in to the delight of the Parks And Rec crew — but does that bode well for The Wall?
Or more to the point, did The Pit arc on Parks and Recreation somehow foretell the battle over The Wall with Mexico?
Our senior Washington correspondent Dirk Diggler says yes, and with the help of behavioral psychologist John Rawlings Rees III, maps out the compelling reasons why.
Donald Trump — A combination of Leslie Knope, Ron Swanson, and Li’l Sebastian. An indomitable triad — like a grand trine in astrology — that portends success and cannot be defeated.
Paul Ryan — Pretends to be the fiscally responsible accountant Ben Wyatt and fitness fanatic Town Manager Chris Traeger, but is in fact Councilman Jamm, the dishonest, self-promoting, back-stabbing nemesis of Leslie Knope. Like Councilman Jamm, the feckless Ryan will eventually be neutralized and defeated.
Mitch McConnell — Kyle
John McCain and Lindsey Graham — The two gay guys, Derek and Ben, who are gay for each other but Derek is also April Ludgate’s boyfriend and makes out with her sometimes when she’s drunk.
Derek is gay but he’s straight for me, but he’s gay for Ben, and Ben’s really gay for Derek. And I hate Ben.
The rest of the cast foreshadowing looks like this:
Nikki Haley — April Ludgate
Roger Stone — Tom Haverford
Chuck Schumer — Jerry
Sean Spicer — Andy
Kellyanne Conway — Ann Perkins
Diane Feinstein — Tammy Swanson #1
Nancy Pelosi — Tammy Swanson #2
Diamond and Silk — Donna
Megyn Kelly — Mona Lisa