Or dive headlong into abstruse conversations about syntax and space exploration?
Or crush charter members of the ignorant tight-ass club with his bare hands?
Of course, President Bartlet was fictional, but it is no accident last two Democratic presidents (and the Democratic nominee in the last election) are all formidably intelligent public servants, who are widely and deeply read and believe passionately in the importance of good government.
Our last Republican president was an incurious fuck-up who had to be installed in office by five Republican activist judges because he lost the popular vote, and was held in high esteem by his supporters because his supporters were dolts who valued "fake cowboy I'd like to have a beer with" over show-offy book learnin' and were comforted by the fact that he pronounced "new-cue-ler" the way Jebus intended and not like some fancy-pants "scientist".
And this Republican president? Who also lost the popular vote so very, very bigly and had to be cheated into office by his Russians sponsors? Who lies constantly? About everything?
This Republican president makes the last Republican president look like Norman Fucking Borlaug.
President* Trump Has a Shadow Cabinet of the Dangerously UnhingedToday's news out of Camp Runamuck is not reassuring.I hereby renounce any snark I have aimed at the current administration regarding its inability to staff the executive branch of government because, if the good people at ProPublica are as right as they usually are, the country is better off if we don't allow these dolts to hire anyone at all. Apparently, since the inauguration, we're all writing checks to the unbalanced.A Trump campaign aide who argues that Democrats committed "ethnic cleansing" in a plot to "liquidate" the white working class. A former reality show contestant whose study of societal collapse inspired him to invent a bow-and-arrow-cum-survivalist multi-tool. A pair of healthcare industry lobbyists. A lobbyist for defense contractors. An "evangelist" and lobbyist for Palantir, the Silicon Valley company with close ties to intelligence agencies. And a New Hampshire Trump supporter who has only recently graduated from high school.I remember when the biggest personnel scandal in Washington was when the Justice Department under C-Plus Augustus got turned into a hiring hall for the graduates of wingnut universities and law schools...
Republicans. Boy. I don't know.