Of course. I wish Governor Abbott a complete and speedy recovery. And as he is restored to full health, I hope he is restored to sanity, reason, compassion, perspective and true leadership.
Texas is in a shameful position of leadership in one sad category. The Lone Star State is Number One in the nation in pediatric COVID hospitalizations, with 239. Overall, almost 12,000 Texans are hospitalized COVID patients. Yes, these unacceptable numbers are a direct result of leadership failures. Yes. A direct result.
First, beaten by The Taliban. Now, dependent on The Taliban. At the mercy of The Taliban. Reliant on “the honor” of The Taliban. That’s probably not a desirable strategic position. This could get worse. Way worse. Thousands of American lives, and many more of our Afghan friends and allies, remain in grave peril.
I’m almost starting to think more planning should have gone into this “exit” thing. You?
And The T. is getting the band back together. Exiled Talban co-founder and deputy leader Mullah Baradar has returned to Afghanistan after 20 years. “New” and enlightened Taliban? Let’s just say this guy is pretty Old School Taliban. Hold on to your head.
The immediate concern is humanitarian. But this will have more fallout than a primitive A-Bomb, politically. Biden may not recover from this. He just gave the GOP a gift that will keep on giving. The first thing he might want to do is stop making it worse every time he opens his mouth.
I invite you to flip over to my sports blog, “The Games People Play,” on this website.
I also invite you to join me in wishing Radically Rational president and resident babe, Jo Lockard Alexander (BB), a very happy birthday!