October 19, 2020
Dear Mr. President,
Do you remember the game Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? You are playing a different version of it; Where in the Country is Donald Trump? The true answer is all over the places you love, need and want. You are seeing airport hangars large and small and visiting with your nearest and dearest. Your travels seem a bit frantic but so exciting. They also remind me a bit of the game Whack a Mole meaning who’s going to go down and how fast can you (or your virus) hit them.I also noticed that you haven’t really changed your message from “I shut down the country very early” to “the Democrats want to keep the country shut down”, from “I built the greatest economy in history” to “Our V shaped recovery is starting very soon”. There’s also “I’m protecting your suburbs from low cost housing” to “Why don’t the suburban women like me?” I’m not sure why so many women don’t like you, but it might have something to do with the names you call smart, strong, intelligent, powerful women. Come to think of it, it may also be your history of sexual abuse and harassment charges. It may also be how your words have led to a real time threat to the life of our governor, even if your daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, says that encouraging a crowd to yell “Lock her Up” was just part of the light hearted fun of your rally in Muskegon, Michigan.
I read that your administration put out a lovely statement about “Character” and how important it is to show you have it. It is the start of a Presidential Proclamation on National Character. It is an idea most people could support. Here are some of the lines from your Presidential Proclamation: “During National Character Counts Week, we reaffirm our commitment to developing and the demonstration of admirable qualities to enrich our lives and the lives of others.” Here’s another, “Our American story is rich with famous examples of those with outstanding character, including President Washington’s admirable humility and honesty, President Lincoln’s strong will, and President Eisenhower’s courage.” There was one other line that stood out to me, “May we never forget that our Nation is only as strong as the virtue and character of our citizenry.
”Then I discovered that National Character Counts Week was October 18, 2019, not October 2020. It was a great idea, sort of like Infrastructure Week, full of hope but no actions or plans.
Maybe both ideas could be resurrected next year.