I tried to warn everyone.
During the presidential campaign, every time candidate Biden went on one of his roughly 200000,000,000,000 television ads saying “… I have a plan…“, I warned you.
“Ask for specifics“. What is the plan. Tell us.
I mean, neither I nor any of you could ask the campaign directly, of course. That fact got me thinking – wouldn’t it be cool, and salutary to democracy, if we had an institution with printing presses and transmitters and – work with me, here – perhaps rooms full of people who consider themselves a nearly monastic class of information gatherers, processors and disseminators, who take it not merely as their job but their calling to ask questions of those who would aspire to power, to hold them accountable, who might have asked those questions in our stead?
To paraphrase John Lennon, you might say that I am a dreamer.
And when it comes to schools – they of the infamous “plan“ to re-open them all within 100 days of coming in the office?
The “plan“ is apparently to put the goal posts on a C117 Globemaster and fly them to Diego Garcia.