They like him?
Actress Rosie O'Donnell, who's had a longstanding feud with businessman, candidate, then President Donald Trump, thought she'd expose what she expected was a nationwide opinion among her Twitter followers last week.
She, after all, hates the man and has tweeted that he is an "evil" person" who deserves to "rot in jail." "Crazy times," she tweeted recently, "and it's getting worse — stop the insanity."
So O'Donnell sent out a poll asking "should Trump be impeached." Her followers were to reply either "hell no" or "hell yes." She, of course, was expecting the answer to overwhelmingly be yes.
After 272,582 votes came in, she deleted the poll. It didn't give her the results she expected.
Instead of yes, 58% of respondents voted no.
O'Donnell, who is rarely at a loss for words, apparently had none after her poll went awry.
Serious but fun
Hillary Clinton unrolled her latest excuse for losing the 2016 presidential election on "The View" last week — she was too serious.
The former first lady, senator and secretary of state, appearing on the show to hawk her new book on "women with the courage to stand up to the status quo," said she felt it was her job to educate the public about her candidacy.
"I really believed that my job, especially as a woman, and the first woman to go as far as I did, that I had to help people feel good about a woman in the Oval Office, a woman commander in chief," Clinton said. "And so I may have over corrected a little bit. Because sometimes people say, 'well why can't you be like that or why weren't you like that?'"
Polls actually, repeatedly, found that people just didn't like her.
Clinton, though, tried to convince her hosts and viewers, though, that, gosh darn it, she really was a good gal.
"You know, I'm a serious person, but I'm also a fun person," she said, "but I think I probably came across as too serious."
And she's in Congress
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, recently told Detroit's police chief that he should use only black people as analysts for the city's facial recognition system because white people "think African-Americans all look the same."
"I've seen it even on the House floor," she said. "People calling Elijah Cummings 'John Lewis,' and John Lewis 'Elijah Cummings,' and they're totally different people."
The black police chief, James Craig, disagreed with her during her tour of the city's Real Time Crime Center, saying "I trust people who are trained, regardless of race; regardless of gender. It's about the training."
But he later let loose, fuming, "It's insulting," according to the Detroit News. "We have a diverse group of crime analysts, and what she said — that non-whites should not work in that capacity because they think all black people look alike — is a slap in the face to all the men and women in the crime center."
Tlaib's words angered many in the community, so her spokesman, Denzel McCampbell, tried to make it better but may have made it worse. He suggested that "where her basis came from" was Detroit's black population of more than 80%, hinting almost at the need for affirmative action hiring.
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, the duchess of Sussex, may be climate crusaders while on a recent 10-day trip to South Africa, but a special fleet of Range Rovers was shipped over from the United Kingdom for their use while in the country.
Somehow, proper local cars weren't suitable, so the 4x4s — including the couple's own Range Rover and others as police back-ups — were transported for them to the tip of Africa.
In other words, pay attention to what we say, not what we do.
Oh, royal spokespersons said it was all well and good because Jaguar Land Rover supplied the cars at no cost and also paid for their transportation. But imagine the money and the climate footprint required to do so.
Prince Harry has spoken about the "terrifying" effects of climate change and how he and his wife plan to only have two children out of their environmental concerns, but they recently took four private jet flights in 11 days. But they do that, he said, to be safe.
"If I have to do that," he said, "it is not a decision that I want to take, but if I have to do that, then I will ensure, as I have done previously, and as I will continue to make sure that I do, that I balance out that impact that I have."
The prince didn't detail how he manages to "balance" such travel.