Wednesday, February 24, 2021


I've said this before about kids, but it's true of a lot of the population. Four years of Trump being cast as the lead in the teevee show The American President has surely warped a lot of expectations of what the character of The President is supposed to be like, not to mention his large group of wacky sidekicks.

You see it with journalists, some of whom are old enough to remember a time before and some who really got on the White House ride for the first time with Trump. They haven't yet adjusted, and they're professionals. Tons of people probably didn't even pay much attention to politics before Trump, and then did, so the basic format of the 21st century presidency, followed by Bush and Obama and presumably broadly imitated by Biden, will be new.