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Professionalism Not Such A Bad Thing After All [May. 18th, 2017|12:45 pm]
Tony Grist
Yes, I admit it; I've grumbled as much as anyone about the professional political class, but one of the lessons to be drawn from watching Trump in action is that there's a reason why it exists. Politics is a skill, a craft, an art- and amateurs are liable to make a mess of the job- especially when said amateurs are unread, uniformed and incurious.

Trump has swanned into the presidency, knowing very little about anything and under the impression that the office allowed him untrammelled powers. The best that can be said about what he's achieved thus far- and maybe it's no little thing- is that he's delivered a shock to the system...

[User Picture]From: dadi
2017-05-18 02:19 pm (UTC)
Exactly the same thing which happened with Berlusconi. He only was able to do less damage because he had no absolute majority in his government and the opposition and his own coalition partners shot down most of his more stupid ideas. Still there were enough to ruin Italy for years to come. I really hope the Americans wake up soon and throw him off somehow. Really.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-05-18 04:14 pm (UTC)
I don't remember any presidency ever piling so many scandals and controversies into its first few months. I find it hard to believe things can carry on like this for a full term.
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