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Al Sharpton Launches ‘Hunger’ Strike Until Loretta Lynch Is Confirmed

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The Rev. Al Sharpton, whose head already resembles a deflated balloon collapsing into an Italian suit, apparently thinks he still needs to lose a few pounds. That’s the only plausible explanation for the following.

Seung Min Kim, Politico:

Loretta Lynch is still waiting to be confirmed as attorney general, and her allies are hoping a hunger strike will do the trick.

The advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, along with female civil-rights leaders, are launching the hunger strike — where groups of fasters will alternate days abstaining from food until Lynch is confirmed to replace Eric Holder at the Justice Department.

Is that how a hunger strike works? You don’t eat anything, except for every other day? That seems less like a hunger strike than a diet. And how will this alternate-day fasting be monitored? If I were in Congress, I’d want verification of their suffering self-inflicted inconvenience. It’s funnier that way.

But hey, if this is how they want to lose weight, that’s fine. The skinnier they get, the more they can blame Republicans. And it’s all about blaming Republicans.

Of course, Lynch hasn’t been confirmed yet because they’re all bigots. Unlike Al Sharpton.