Phil Grant’s ludicrous critique of the nation’s governors and translucent coddling of the
Trump administration in “Governors made a big mistake” (April 30) is an excellent example of
monocular intelligence. He blames the captains for losing the conflict while General Trump, who
created the battle plan, is exonerated.
Mr. Grant is more apparent when he states that we should “let people manage their own
behavior relative to C-19…” while chastising liberals for being “pro-choice.” So, choice is fine
when Grant says it’s OK … hubris much? According to this logic, the professor’s pro-life
philosophy must be that we should lock arms and block cemeteries, insisting that there are
The center section of his piece smacks down the left on the world stage. Grant suggests
that the lefty playbook has shuttered world business. The WHO and CDC have succumbed to
politics. And then Grant subtly suggests this all to take down Donnochio. Methinks Mr. Grant’s
nose may be big and wooden too. He likes suggesting that politics overrides science. Sort of
like suggesting a beached sailboat overrides water.
When one is sailing into a storm, caution seems prudent. Mr. Grant, however, suggests
closing one’s eyes is the best choice. That way, if tragedy occurs, you can rightly say “I didn’t
see it coming.” He suggests “new” and “similar” are the same thing. It would be fun to follow him
around the boatyard while a salesman shows him new 2020 and similar 2001 sailboats selling
for the same price.
Trump recently said he could have been a pro baseball player. When researched, it was
discovered his high school batting average was around .150. Like everything else in the current
administration, Mr. Grant probably thinks that’s good enough to go pro, especially for a
professor who can only bat right-handed.
The current pandemic is uncharted territory, but we won’t fall of the edge of the Earth.
Have the governors made mistakes? As Trump goes, so go the heads of states. With humility
and compassion, most of us will survive. Thriving may have to wait.