Monday, April 27, 2020


I know it's rather hard to think of anyone else who might have done a worse job than the Donald since the virus broke out of China, yet at the same time it is also hard to imagine that the USA would today find itself in the same, enviable position of New Zealand had Jacinda Ardern been sitting behind that desk in the Oval Office.

All fifty states would have needed to resemble miniature Kiwi (island) redoubts, culturally and geographically able to act almost in unison to shut down quickly and decisively, possibly also closing their frontiers with each other, before throwing themselves wholeheartedly at the testing and tracking task. 

Trump or no Trump, it would never have happened. 

Being Commander-in-Chief up there is all too often more like being Catherd-in-Chief.

No comments: