August 8th, 2019


Yesterday C and I had an errand to run together. While she had ducked into a sandwich place near UC Riverside to buy drinking water as we waited for our bus, I overheard a young woman talking with a young man. The burden of her remarks was the oddity of Melania Trump being allowed to be the First Lady when she isn't American born. It sounded as if she thought First Lady was (a) an official position that (b) had to be filled by a native born citizen, like President and Vice President.

I can only quote Professor Kirke: "What do they teach in the schools these days?"