The reason why I find it absurd is found in this question “what made him a person that could skirt the rules, get away with what he did and then plead out for what was an outrageous violation of the public trust?
That bold vision is simply this – take whatever is happening at the White House (and Congress if he can) off the front pages of the news. I suspect that the new President, in his folksier ways, plans to reverse the concentration of interest on whatever his office is saying, in the news.
Accountability culture has awakened, because the President and his supporters, using social media as the information delivery device, told his people to cross a line which the American people still keep as a bright, red line. That line being “don’t mess with the peoples’ house”.
We as a people need to celebrate that, the fact that we at the end allowed Trump (or anyone for that matter) their right to litigate a result. It is the thing that makes America admired by others in other countries where one has no rights to litigate an issue.
It says to me, first, that telling an American that the debate on an issue is settled will receive a healthy dose of “yeah, right” from many across this country.
This last week in Hawaii a number of different events happened at the government and society that leads me to do a “week in review” type post for today (4/18)
As the COVID-19 saga continues, one quiet but notable narrative has started to emerge. That narrative being why isn’t the federal government coordinating the entire response to the pandemic?
Despite their breadth, the federal and state quarantine powers are subject to important constitutional limitations.