…to wit: in a world where domestic politics have gone decidedly non-Euclidean*, stuff like this is not only believable: it’s actually sort of plausible. Elaborate Top Gun routine? Sure, why not? It’s no less believable than the one about us giving the Russians a mistranslated reset button as part of a diplomatic exchange.
Via Little Miss Attila.
*Please note: ‘non-Euclidean’ is used in this context as non-mathematicians use it: to wit, incorrectly.