Monday, March 18, 2019

Pete Boot-edge-edge

Anand Giridharadas, Time Magazine Editor at Large, tweeted this yesterday:

"Instantaneously........ like a magic trick" ---- that's how I want to write!

Thanks to Allison, a long-time denizen of The Burrow, for forwarding this to me, knowing that it would make my heart sing.  Six trenchant paragraphs leaving a lasting impression of both the author and the hero.  

The tweet strikes to the core of what is most attractive about Mayor Pete - his brilliant, curious brain, wired to dig deep and do the work, in search of a workable solution - and gives you an easy story to tell when people wonder about his qualifications.  "He learned an entire language to read more books."

Yes, I think he's ready to step into the Oval Office and do the job. He already knows the language.


  1. For giggles, he is also conversational in Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Arabic, Dari, and French. And he WILL be on the debate stage! Come ONNNNNN Grassroots Campaign!

    1. This came up last night at dinner. I'll pass on the info!
      a/b (mama)

  2. We watched the Mayor Pete interview on the PBS News Hour. He is the most impressive candidate of ANY of them. I believe he would be an excellent president. Mark Shields recently made a point that mayors and governors actually know how to get things done, more so than people who have been in congress. I think he's right about that.

    1. I agree with everything you typed! He doesn't have the star power of Beto right now, but if more people listen, I think he has a real chance.


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