Let me be blunt

People are craving leadership. They will listen to anyone who appears to be one, only to find the person lacking. Just because a person is in a position of leadership, does not make them one. We have a few current events to draw from, so allow me to be blunt and state the obvious. It matters not your political party, as poor leadership can occur anywhere, anytime.

The easiest example is what the Queen of England failed to do. She truly blew a lay-up to be a leader missing an opportunity to educate. Her grandson’s wife was subjected to racist criticism from the press and in social media. The message could have been so simple and people would have respected her for saying something like the following.

“My fellow citizens we in the public eye are subject to criticism. That is more than fine as a free democracy should allow for such criticism, as long as it is civil and hopefully fact-based. Yet, the attacks on my grandson’s wife are beyond the pale. To use racist symbolism and name calling is highly inappropriate and not in keeping with the ideals of our nation. I do not condone such offensive language. The Duchess of Sussex is an important part of our Royal family and attacks on her are the same as attacks on me.”

Another key story involves New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He has two issues, one involving fudging numbers on nursing home COVID exposure and the other involving sexual misconduct. If found culpable on either, his resignation can be rightfully demanded. It matters not the party affiliation. When an incumbent dishonors the office he holds, action should be taken. That could range from censure to removal.

Which brings us to the former US president who incited an insurrection on another branch of government and continues to lie to this day about wide-scale election fraud which he cannot prove in court. He is the most corrupt and deceitful president in my lifetime even before adding the word seditious to his list of descriptions. The fact he was impeached twice is not a surprise. The fact only seventeen Republicans voted to impeach or convict this traitor is. When an incumbent dishonors the position….

Leadership is lacking. The US now has a president who actually is trying to lead and do it in the right way. He is not perfect, but deserves a chance.

10 thoughts on “Let me be blunt

    • Thanks Joy. I was talking with one of our British friends. We agreed doing the right thing would have been so easy and would have helped so many. And, just think what it would have done for Harry and Meghan to see the Queen fighting for them.

    • Janis, true. One of the things I did not like about the interview is how much hold the tabloid press has over the monarchy. These are not seasoned journalists – they are gadflies and gossips. The Queen handled Diana’s death so horribly that the PM Tony Blair had to plead with her to say something. Keith

  1. Note to Readers: The Queen is gettimg push back on her current tone deaf statement about race. Make no mistake, this unforced error occurred when this racial BS stsrted. The absence of clear pushback is akin to the former US president’s insensitive remarks about Charlottesville. Being compared to the former president’s insensivity is not flattering.

  2. I’m perplexed. Your enragement, at what in Australia ranks not even as a storm in a tea cup I find, well amuaing. In fact she is our sovereign and monarch, about whom the vast majority of us don’t care a tinker’s damn. The sooner we are a Republic the better, for then, when the head of state opines, might actually matter

    • David, I agree. She is a ceremonial mascot that serves little purpose. The fact she could botch an easy opportunity to show leadership bemuses me. In addition, she did not defend her grandson and his wife, while turning a blind eye to her own son’s sexual escapades through a person of disrepute. Keith

  3. Note to Readers: My local newspaper ran an abbreviated version of my letter to the editor about the Queen’s missing an opportunity:

    Failure to lead

    The Queen of England failed to be a leader, missing an easy opportunity to educate her citizens.

    Her grandson’s wife was subjected to racist criticism from the press and in social media. The queen’s message could have been so simple and people would have respected her for saying something.

    She could have said something like, “I do not condone racist attacks. The Duchess of Sussex is an important part of our Royal family and attacks on her are the same as attacks on me.”

    It truly was a missed opportunity.

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