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Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Great Businessman

There's always been a school of thought which has insisted that the obvious solution to all of government's problems would be to "run the government like a business," or better yet, "put a business man in the White House."  

Well, be careful what you wish for!  Dolt 45 has been on the job for just a couple of scandal-plagued months, and one thing should be abundantly clear even to the most rabid Trump fan -- our Hair Furor has no idea what he's doing.  He's finding out in a hurry that government and business are two different things.  And maybe it's dawning on him why America has never before elected a businessman with no governmental experience as president.

But if you still believe we need a businessman in charge, Trump's particular business background is a bad fit for the Oval Office.  He's never run a publicly-held company, never had to answer to shareholders or a board of directors.  In all his experience as a "great businessman with a really good brain," The Donald has essentially operated as a king or a dictator, surrounded by sycophants and family members.  D.C. doesn't work that way.  Threats and screaming and not paying the help won't get you anywhere.

His administration is full of corporate executives, tycoons and ideologues who've similarly never held elective office nor had governing experience, least of all in Washington D.C.  And just down the West Wing hall he has his daughter-wife Ivanka, his Special Assistant.  None of them know what they're doing!  And none of them will dare stand up to King Don.

The Know-It-Alls are running the store now, and they're going to run it straight into the ground.


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