Nobody asked but …
The score now stands at 45 attempts, 0 successes. That is the POTUS scoreboard. Some POTUS were worse failures than others. Some came to the job with evil in his heart, others were just incompetent.
In the 1970s, I used to pass the hours on business trips in coach class by reading National Lampoon. There is one bit of content that I remember vividly. Some pundit remarked in print, something to the effect of (I paraphrase), the next time you are on a jet plane think of the idea that the pilot may be as big a screw-up as you are! — and I read this while taxiing down a runway. Ironic? Yes, but today I am struck more strongly by the notion that any POTUS is a bigger screw-up, and more ill-intended, than I am.
The job has in its parameters, however, an infinite capacity for lies, concealment, arrogance, and pretense.
An example, from the incumbent, will illustrate — completing his first year in office [POTUS] takes credit for 2017 air safety. According to CNN Money, however, “… there actually haven’t been any deaths on a U.S. passenger airline in nearly nine years.” This POTUS would take credit for the immaculate conception, but so would all 45 of them — in likely less brazen fashion. Perhaps it is a good thing that this POTUS is so baldfaced — maybe more of us will become aware of the depth of the pretending.
— Kilgore Forelle