Spin has been a part of politics for as long as I can remember. Today we have gone way beyond it and I fear it imperils our democracy.
Today is Presidents’ Day. One of America’s minor national holidays. Most people in education, finance and government have the day off; for the rest it is a regular work day. I’m old enough to remember when we had a day off for both Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays but along the way they got consolidated and now we supposedly honors all 45 men (Grover Cleveland was counted twice in the presidential numbering “system”) who have occupied the office of the Presidency. Enough (and incomplete) history.
Sunday the news that Bob Dole passed away broke. Remembering a comment that I made in the run up to the 2020 presidential election my thought was, “the GOP don’t run ‘em like that anymore”. The grammar leaves a lot to be desired but I don’t think I’m alone in that core thought.
This is an article I did not anticipate writing. Normally I do not make endorsements in off year elections but the 2021 Virginia governor contest is too important to ignore. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Terry McAuliffe