Hey, the Democratic race is getting very interesting. Mayor Pete has added a dynamic, multi-faceted dimension to the race for the Democratic nomination. Granted, it’s still way too early to pick a winner but the contrast between Mayor Pete and Trump couldn’t be starker.
Mayor Pete is young, smart and authentic and has a very interesting human story to tell – Rhodes Scholar, veteran who served in Afghanistan, mayor of mid-sized city in the industrial Midwest, and a gay man who is very comfortable with his own sexuality. Check out his interview with Rachael Maddow on Monday night. Regardless of how this race turns out, 20 years from now our grandkids will be looking at that interview as a historic turning point in American politics.
In contrast, look at Trump – old, dumb, lazy and fat as well as being a narcissistic and psychotic racist, bigot, draft dodger, hush-money criminal, possible Russian agent and a tax and golf cheater …. the list of character flaws can go on and on. Golf cheater – really? I think I mentioned that fact in one of my posts about a year ago, when I noted (as many have noted before) that you can tell a lot about a person’s character by the way he/she plays golf. I think we will find out a lot more about the character of Old Bone Spurs once the Mueller report is released tomorrow.
Nori – a couple of weeks ago you asked for some insights into the Brexit crisis in Britain. At that point, I was confused and in the dark on the Brexit crisis and I didn’t have much to contribute to that discussion. However, on Friday, April 12, Tony Blair appeared on Morning Joe– one of your favorite news shows, right. In a five-minute interview or so, he had a very interesting and illuminating perspective on what is going on in bloody old England. I’m sure a clip or text of that interview is on Morning Joe’s website. It’s worth watching.
Robert --thanks for the photos of Bethesda. It's comforting to know that the Tastee Diner is still alive and well. By the way, what's happening with BCC's football and other athletic fields?
Glenn and Nori -- root for the Caps for me. I'm out of the country for the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, we will be well into the second round of the playoffs once I return. Bests