Letter: The White House is full of follies these days

U.S. President Biden speaks briefly with reporters at the White House in Washington
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks briefly with reporters after participating in a ceremony for state and national Teachers of the Year at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 18, 2021.
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To the Editor,

In recent White House bloopers and blunders, we first have Vice President Kamala Harris responding to a question by “Meet The Press” Anchor Chuck Todd by saying “The border is secure.” She, along with President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security Chief Alejandra Mayorkas must have assigned Comedy Central’s “South Park” Officer Bar Brady as their eyes and ears on the border. Concerning our record 2 million illegal immigrants coming into our nation this year, he must have reported, “Okay people, move along, there’s nothing to see here.”

Next, we have President Biden who should have picked someone other than James Taylor — whose song “Fire and Rain” was about suicide and heroin addiction — to play at his White House Inflation Reduction Act celebration. With record inflation, increasing urban crime and shootings, rising home heating prices, gasoline $1.35 per gallon more since January 2021, more than 100,000 deaths from fentanyl, supply chain issues, formula shortages, two million illegal immigrants crossing the border and a $30.4 trillion-plus growing national debt, there was a better choice.

Bobby McFerrin’s famous 1988 hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” would have been far more appropriate.

Larry Penner

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