Monday, January 25, 2021

Did I just hear this?

I just heard my President take questions from the press -- including a reporter from Fox News, who is not exactly predisposed to agree with him.

He spoke without notes. He didn't resort to name-calling.He said things like, "Correct me if I'm wrong ..." He only spoke about the upcoming impeachment trial when asked about it.

He didn't talk about himself or proclaim his greatness. He talked about us and things that effect us.

Ladies and gentlemen, there's a statesman in charge!

I know, I know. There are those who insist Joe Biden is "slow." Those people, I am quite sure, won't watch his press conferences. To borrow from Paul Simon, "a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."*

But still, I'm sure he'll keep doing "the pressers." I don't expect all of us to agree, nor should we, but it's a relief to hear the decency, the civility, and the attention he gives to the people's business.

*I read his predecessor's tweets. I watched his rallies. I listened to his briefings. Donald Trump worked hard to earn my contempt.