Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
My Facebook friends are still losing it about Trump. Now the persistent theme is that his Cabinet appointments are rich people who know nothing about their departments; or worse, they do know something but it’s the wrong thing.
The woman appointed as Secretary of Education sent her kids to private school. So that means she knows nothing about public schools? No, dummy, it means she could see what a complete disaster public schools are so she pulled her kids out to give them a chance at a decent education. She’s taken the top education job to try to reform public education into what private education already is.
The guy in charge of the Labor Department opposes the minimum wage. Yeah, him and every other competent economist. So what’s your complaint: he has a brain and isn’t afraid to use it?
The Marine we just put in charge of the military isn’t sensitive, he’s confrontational. Oh for crying out loud, confrontation is the whole point of a War Department. Those aren’t all “participation ribbons” on his chest: at least one is an award for heroic bravery in combat. That’s the kind of leadership the military desperately needs nowadays.
For all the whining and complaining, nitpicking and second-guessing, the issue still comes down to the same issue that decided the election. Is he Hillary yet? No? Still not Hillary? Okay, good to go. Carry on.
And to the left, the question is, “is he appointing liberals, after having beaten them?”