Thursday, September 26, 2019

What If?

Amidst the deluge of information dribbling out of Washington today, Vice President Mike Pence's conversation with the Ukrainian President received a brief mention.

Should Trump fall, and take Pence with him (a girl can dream, can't she?), the first female POTUS will be Nancy Pelosi.  (Go with me here.) 

She's the perfect person to step into that situation.  She understands the system and that's just the kind of knowledge we'd need to recover after these attacks on our system. (And yes, I do think that our system is weakened by the actions of this administration.)  She has an Italian grandmother's tolerance for nonsense - which is none - and a wealth of institutional memory which will serve her well.

She should serve out Trump's term and leave public service with her legacy complete.

In the meantime, Democracy has a chance to score a big win.

The Democrats are already having a grand debate, considering the future of the party and the country.  We are all better for it.

Let the Republicans have the same conversation about their party, about their vision for the USofA.  There are others beside Bill Weld out there; let's hear from them in a robust exchange of ideas. 

Imagine a four person debate, two from each party, on a specific topic, with moderators unwilling to allow ad hominem attacks.

Democracy wins.


  1. I would love that so much. At the very least the orange yam must go. Madame Speaker would make an excellent president.


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