Wednesday, March 20, 2024

The President is just a Figurehead

Some satire on the nature of the president, paraphrased from The Hitchikers Gide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, with some extra parts thrown in by me.

The president in particular is very much a figurehead, he wields no real power whatsoever. The qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. For this reason an erratic, irresponsible, wildly egomaniacal, grandiose blowhard obsessed with his TV ratings and who starts petty feuds, is exactly who you want for president. Even if he made his presidential addresses from his bath tub, prison cell, or even a sex worker's bedroom, he would still be considered amazingly good at his job.

- Dave Badperson

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