Dear President Trump, You sir, doth protest too much, methinks. Your act is so over the top that if someone from another planet with a universal translator had managed to slip into the press scrum for your “impromptu” press conference after your “impromptu” exit from the infrastructure meeting this morning, they would have picked up … Continue reading Apparently, “achomlishments” R US
Dear President Trump, By the end of the day when I return to edit this letter to you, we’ll all know whether McGahn showed up in response to the House Judiciary Committee’s subpoena slated to start at 10am your time. The odds that he’ll attend are infinitesimally small, but who knows, maybe he’ll have a … Continue reading Our collective house is on fire and now is not the time to tinker
Dear President Trump, All day I’ve been asking myself if I can really stand by my position that the biggest, most consequential question of our lifetimes is whether the Democrats will step up and stop waffling on impeachment. It’s a bold claim since it spans the lifetimes of the youngest newborn baby and that of … Continue reading Whether the Democrats step up is now the most pressing question
Dear President Trump, Our political essay instructor strongly cautions us against indulging in rants and strongly encourages us to make sure our work carries added value. The rant prohibition is self-explanatory (no fun, but clear), and the added value requirement is really just saying that it’s not enough to parrot what others have said about … Continue reading The biggest, most consequential question of our lifetimes
Dear President Trump, I asked you six days ago where Mitch M was keeping himself since there’d been nary a peep from him for so long. Then, on Tuesday he burst back onto the scene with a well-rehearsed “case closed” proclamation regarding the Russia investigation. Who helped him come up with the clever quip about … Continue reading His royal Majority Leader-ness is a bad actor
Dear President Trump, Even though I can’t find an updated number this morning and I’m sure there are more by now, did you see the news (as of last night) that more than 560 Republican and Democratic former federal prosecutors have signed a letter stating they believe there’s ample evidence in the Mueller report to … Continue reading Unencumbered and willing to speak truth to power
Dear President Trump, I can always tell when you and your administration are stressed because your contact page “autoreplies” are delayed such that notes back to me come in odd clumps days later rather than arriving within a few minutes of submission. This latest round has been going on since the Mueller report was finalized. … Continue reading Enlightening bolts and Mx.
Dear President Trump, A friend of mine who served in Viet Nam came up with a great play on “Mr. Big Stuff” that also fits you terrifically – maybe even better – “Mr. Bone Spurs.” You might have to reread yesterday’s letter to get it, but I think both versions of Mr. BS nicely conjure … Continue reading How is it Trump knows no one will testify?
Dear President Trump, Usually when song lyrics pop into my head they are from whatever the most current Soul Choir piece is and so “I’ve got a feeling,” which I told you about the other day, has been on almost constant personal-replay for weeks. Catchy and sticky as that song is, this morning when I … Continue reading “Mr. Big Stuff”
Dear President Trump, Back in March I told you that for Lent I would work on curbing my reflexive apologizing and improving my follow through on harder, sincerely necessary apologies. I’ve not said anything about this in my letters to you since then, but I’ve thought about it every day because inevitably I do things … Continue reading Fine-tuning apologies ~ a growth edge