Writing at the Des Moines Register, retired professor David W. Leslie makes strong case that we knew all along that current federal executive was–er–less than adequate, but we (too many of us, especially in politics and journalism) chose to look the other way. Here’s a bit of what he writes:
But it was all hollow. There was nothing behind the façade but a sorry little boy playing at “president” without any script and without any inner compass, moral or otherwise. It was actually a remarkable performance, but it was only a performance. The country now bears the brunt of four years without a leader, four years of lost time in solving its most serious problems, four years of grifting officialdom in a corrupt capitol, four years of ignorance and self-glorification at the expense of the nation’s collective humanity.