Congressman Kevin McCarthy slipped into Bakersfield to attend the funeral of Mark Abernathy. I didn't know Air Force One had a GPS that could find Bakersfield.

McCarthy is always tagging along with President Trump. I wonder if he wears one of those earpiece receivers and watchband mics like the Secret Service wears to communicate with the president when Trump is running low on Starburst candies.

If Trump fires John Kelly as chief of staff, maybe he will appoint McCarthy to this position. It would get rid of him as congressman, so we may get someone who will represent the people of this district.

Then, after a few months, when McCarthy irritates the president, he will be without a job. Maybe that is too much to wish for.

— James McCall, Taft