The Sound Of Silence

Image by Michael F.

“And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence”

As of this writing, President* Pennywise has not spoken in public for nearly a week. It’s not that he’s been quiet on either the tweeter tube or telephone, but he’s made no public comments since his last meltdown. As he would surely say, it’s been beautiful.

There have been no calls to Fox & Friends or Sean Hannity. He’s apparently mad at Fox for calling the election for Joe Biden.

There have been no off-the-cuff comments to reporters as he comes and goes from the White House. In fact, he’s only left the people’s house once since the election was called: to “honor ” the “suckers and losers” at Arlington Cemetery on Armistice/Veterans Day.

There have been no crazy press conferences where he plays the Impeached Insult Comedian and attacks reporters.

There have been no MAGA rallies at which he spreads COVID and lies.

It’s been a glorious week and a preview for when he packs his bags and leaves office. Repeat after me: his post-election antics are a con, not a coup.

Since I’m the house optimist at First Draft. here’s a prediction. The Trump clan will decamp to Mar a Lago for Thanksgiving and he’ll “work” there and never return to the White House. As always, I could be wrong but wouldn’t that be nice?

I should conclude this edition of Your President* Does Not Speak before he starts shooting off his mouth again.

The last word goes to Simon & Garfunkel:

I’m not sure why the S has been removed from the song title over the years, but that singular decision is up to Paul Simon, not me. Here’s a second last word:


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