- Dec 8, 2011
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Yikes, I hope everything is okay.Good OP comment. I don’t like DeSantis as my Governor and I would not vote for him as President if he runs. His close identification with Trump and “Trumpism” rules this out for me. But as you say he spoke well before our hurricane here and showed he is a competent administrator. None of the Trump idiocy or divisiveness we’ve seen in the past. No chest pounding divisiveness interjected. I was pleasantly surprised by his conduct during this crisis.
A hurricane related tornado touched down about a thousand feet from my home and I feel grateful we were not hit by it. My own community responded well.
I don’t give credit to any politician for this, but it was great to see political partisanship take a back seat for once as decent neighbors, community organizations, local fireman and first providers all came out quickly to help those in need. We were far from the hurricane center and the freak tornado was like a bolt out of the blue effecting only a relatively small number here, which helped of course. It is great to see up close government and people working together in such an emergency.
My guess is that it's going to be a long time before we get past this ugly, awful socio-political-cultural period (assuming we actually do), so any time I see a politician or politico drop the Kabuki Theater and just act like an honest, decent, constructive adult for a few minutes my hope is restored a bit.
When I sense that one of them is actually doing that, I will essentially ignore the message and focus on the messaging, cheering them on. That's how low my freaking standards are at this point. I don't care which end of the spectrum is doing it. Just show me that we are still capable of better than this mess.