Letter: Longing for uninteresting times

Published: 9/16/2020 12:01:13 AM

I have heard that “May you live in interesting times” is said as a curse. Certainly our times have been interesting.

But according to name-calling letter writer Van Mosher, we will soon have an opportunity to reverse the curse and elect a president described as “hiding” and “sleepy.” I can hardly wait.

I want a president who manages executive departments quietly and efficiently, without antics or fanfare, and a White House where the only tweets come from birds visiting the new Rose Garden.

I want someone uninteresting, someone who knows when to step into the background. What I don’t want is someone who tries to lead us around. We the people are the leaders.

My dream is to listen to four State of the Union speeches in a row that last only a minute or so each, and go something like this:

“Well it has been a quiet year here in the good old U.S. of A. We aren’t bothering anyone, and nobody is bothering us. The economy is humming along just fine. I preside over a government that does only what a government is supposed to do, no more and no less. Well folks, I see it is getting late now, so why don’t we all go home and get some well-deserved sleep.”

DAVID HAGNER

Hopkinton




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