It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
As much as it pains me to do so, I’m declaring that Roger Stone won the week. Who is Roger Stone you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Stone is an American conservative political consultant, lobbyist, and convicted felon who was convicted on seven counts, including witness tampering and lying to federal investigators. On February 20, 2020, he was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison.
A political operative since the late 60s, Stone has worked on the campaigns of Republican politicians, including Richard Nixon’s and Donald Trump’s. He’s been described as a “self-proclaimed dirty trickster,” a “renowned infighter,”a “seasoned practitioner of hard-edged politics,” a “mendacious windbag,” a “veteran Republican strategist,” and a “political fixer.”
With respect to Trump’s campaign, Stone lied to Congress about foreign interference in the 2016 election and having pressured a witness to do the same. Stone was the person who gave the Trump campaign its first heads up about Julian Assange’s and Wikileaks’ ability to upend U.S. politics by publishing its cache of damaging materials hacked by Russia, that would go on to cripple Hillary Clinton’s White House bid.
Well, this week the most corrupt president since Richard Nixon, commuted Roger Stone’s prison sentence, essentially making Stone a free man. How long will it be before Stone gets a tattoo of Donald Trump on his back to match his Richard Nixon tattoo?Now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?