Zaleski: Holiday gifts for people in real need
At this festive time of year, I propose Christmas gifts for politicians, organizations and a pathetic peddler of piffle. Here goes.
- To Democratic Governor-elect Tim Walz of Minnesota: A dollop of common sense to leaven the partisan goo of his holiday eggnog. Walz declined an invitation to the White House to meet with the president and other newly elected governors. Too busy with the transition in Minnesota, Walz said. Yeah, right. Walz doesn’t like the president (he’s in good company), but his vision as governor should be broader. He need not respect President Trump (he’s in good company). He need not endorse the president’s policies or behavior (he’s in good company). But as governor, he should consider two factors: One, it’s simply polite and politic to accept such an invitation. You know, Minnesota nice. Two, it surely can’t hurt for a new governor to forge working relationships with the administration, even Trump’s corrupt gaggle. You know, common sense.