Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Professionalism Not Such A Bad Thing After All

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...

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