Stevieslaw: Redeeming Qualities
My first cousin, Paul, had sticky fingers. He could not go into a store—be it a shoe store, a supermarket, or a used car lot, and come out without some unpaid for treasure. Periodically, his mug would appear on the front page of our local newspaper with the headline, “ Local Man Caught Red-handed.” Truth to tell, he wasn’t that good at stealing things.
But, we all loved Paul, in spite of the occasional embarrassing episodes or the calls for bail money at two in the morning. Paul was a delight to be with. He was great with children and pets, could tell a racy joke or two, and was a first rate “spite and malice” player. Rooms lit up when Paul came in.
My mom used to say that Paul had redeeming qualities. You could love him, in spite of his felonies.
So, I spent some time trying to come up with a list of Trump’s redeeming qualities. I came up empty. I tried it on some friends. We all came up empty.
Anyone have even one?