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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Open Letter To Joe

Dear Joe; Congratulations on winning the Presidential election. Over seventy eight and a half million Americans hope that voting for you was a good decision. I suspect a fair number of the over seventy two million Americans who voted for your opponent are unhappy at best; some of those folks are probably angry. And though I'm sure the people advising you are smart, I hope you'll indulge this unknown blogger as he offers one piece of unsolicited advice.   

When the Covid-19 vaccine begins being administered, and our country starts clawing its way back to something resembling normal, take the high road, please. Make it a priority to publicly and repeatedly acknowledge the role your predecessor's administration had in funding and supporting Operation Warp Speed. Do this not only because it's the right thing to do, but also because of how much we need to heal as a nation. If we continue demonizing each other and ignoring any progress we make instead of emphasizing what we have in common and lauding a job well done, I'm worried about the country my adult daughter and any children she may ever have will soon inherit. The political path we're on at present is unsustainable.

In the meanwhile, if you need live music for your inauguration, you can reach me via this blog.

Pat Barton


  1. Good morning, Pat. Let me begin by saying that I agree with what you've suggested to President-Elect Biden. As a quick aside, it feels great to be able to say that. Anyway, I have always believed in giving credit where credit is due, and this is, or should be, no different. And should Mr. Biden be the reader of your Blog, that I believe he is, I hope he takes your suggestion. It is the right thing to do and would certainly help towards healing our nation. I also worry about the type of Country my children and grandchildren will inherit, but ... and I apologize for having to add this ... I have my doubts how this gesture would be received. But, as always, I remain hopeful. And if you get the 'Gig', please be sure to record it.
    Be well ...

    1. RRGRMG; I'm glad my comment resonated with you and share your skepticism on how well the gesture would be received. No matter; doing the right thing is what is important. Thanks for your ongoing and much-appreciated support of my blog. I'll be sure to make that recording when I get hired for the inauguration.