On May 9, 2017, President Trump once again made some shocking news. He decided to fire the director of the FBI, James Comey. And it just so happens that Comey was investigating possible interference by Russia in the 2016 election.
Even the Richard Nixon Library chimed in on Trump's firing of Comey. When Nixon was being investigated for Watergate, he did not fire the Director of the FBI. You know something is suspicious when you're getting shade thrown at you from the Nixon camp.
In case you're not familiar, Burt Macklin is the FBI agent alter ego of Andy Dwyer from Parks & Recreation. Dwyer of course, was played by Chris Pratt, pre-Guardians Of The Galaxy. And many people think he'd be perfect to run the FBI.
On the other hand, Burt Macklin is a respected and effective FBI agent, and would be a great candidate to run the agency. Sure, he's a fictional character in the mind of another fictional character, but does that make him any less qualified? We think the answer is no.
However, since Macklin is fictional, getting him to actually serve the position could be difficult. There's only one person who could possible make it happen. So what does Chris Pratt have to say about this?
One Twitter user suggest that there could be another great candidate other than Macklin. How about Michael Scarn, the alter ego of Michael Scott from The Office? Still no word from Steve Carell if he's willing to accept the gig.
And speaking of The Office, some people on Twitter observed an uncanny resemblance between James Comey and Ed Helms. When the Comey movie eventually happens, Helms could definitely be the star. Or maybe Helms should just step in himself as the new head of the FBI.
It turns out that Ed Helms has known about his resemblance to Comey since at least November 2016. And without the buzz cut, Finding Nemo director Lee Unkrich has some resemblance as well. Perhaps Helms and Unkrich could both take the FBI job, and simply alternate days.
And while it's fun to joke about Burt Macklin leading the FBI, the Comey firing is still a very serious matter. Firing the person investigating you for a crime does seem like a possible conflict of interest. An independent investigator may be needed to ensure that the American people don't lose confidence in the government's checks and balances.