Yes, I know. Here we are, the United States of America, coming up on two-and-a-half centuries of representational self-government, and things seem to be going so
(Here he is expounding a bold vision for the future, in tiny overalls again. He loves to wear overalls as much as the ’80s did.)
I think I can rest my case.
Tuesday marked his first birthday.
Look, we still have time to switch out from under the thumb of government of the people, by the people and for the people. Abe Lincoln would be disappointed in us, but has Abe Lincoln seen this cover of Vanity Fair?
What has Congress, the Supreme Court and the president ever done for us? They never dress up in tiny overalls and grasp at butterflies. They wear large, ill-fitting black robes and funny ties. The only time they put on cute, colorful shoes is when they want to filibuster something. Could the president work a red sweater like that? No, I’m sorry, he could not. And when he makes recess appointments, they are the wrong kind, without big plastic slides and swing sets.
No, on balance, I think we’d be much better off with a monarchy, if only for the photo ops.
Sorry, George Washington. This whole “republic” has been a nice ride. But there’s a new George in town, and he can do no wrong. Here is video of him meeting a small mammal and being charmed by it: