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Date Posted: 10:40:22 11/29/16 Tue
Author: Gutless Wonder
Subject: Live, from New Hampshire

Until he finally wakes up, retires and heads back to New England for good, Shribman regales us with his milquetoast insights into Trump.


Obviously he finds the Donald distasteful on some level or levels. Yet John R and Allan Block, Dave's employers, who feel his presence so pretigious, are two spoiled heirs who see Trump as the Second Coming (of something), even if his statements and tweets are worse than anything their late arch-enemy Dick Scaife ever did. So he writes wussy, gutless pabulum like this and likely thinks to himself, "I can get away with it. I have a PULITZER!!"

Right on, Dave. Don't forget to take it with you when you finally flee the Burgh for the Granite State or wherever. Rest assured, you won't be missed here.

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[> Re: Live, from New Hampshire -- not a subscriber, not a single-copy buyer, 17:16:07 11/30/16 Wed [1]

He's the Ted Baxter of columnists, and this latest sententious opuscule is the most sadly hilarious yet. Buy the mope a Peter Pan bus ticket already, please.

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[> [> Re: Live, from New Hampshire -- Waybury, 05:44:55 12/01/16 Thu [1]

It's worth remembering John Craig was originally the one who thought him brilliant and sold him to the Blocks. Not one of John's better choices at the end. 13 years of Shribman have hurt the P-G more than helped. His pomposity, elitist contempt for the region, bad hires and personnel shifts speak for themselves. So does his steady stream of flaky, navel-gazing and horribly written political columns like this one, masquerading as coherent insight. The P-G will have a better chance of surviving when he retires to Dartmouth or whatever other pseudointellectual enclave wants him.

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[> [> [> Re: Live, from New Hampshire -- Under Stated, 20:29:48 12/01/16 Thu [1]

I'm no Shribman supporter at all. But I have to say this piece says, subtly but pretty clearly, Trump has about as much chance of succeeding at being a good president as he has of scaling Mt. Washington, not to be confused with the Mt. Washington right across the Monongahela and Ohio. And that the nature of the presidency is that it's a 24/7/366 shit storm, worse than a New Hampshire mountain wind storm.

But he has enough detachment and journalistic distance not to proclaim that Trump will fall on his face right off that presidential mountain, certainly with his mouth open and yapping. Shribman is allowing for the odd chance that Trump succeeds (at anything) as president, since we don't exactly know yet what will happen, and Trump has time, even if the honeymoon may end on the day he is sworn in, depending on how crazily he behaves.

I've read that the U.S. president has 60,000 times more stress than the average bear, and I don't know how they arrived at that. But this could make any of us, and surely Trump, fold like a house of cards, with props to Frank Underwood.

So, no, this column is Shribman's wheelhouse, national politics, and he tried to put the difficulty of the job into both historical perspective and a metaphor of the presidential mountains in New England. And that didn't bother me at all. Though someone should tell him, since he's been here 13 years, there is another Mt. Washington within a stone's throw, as local issues and phenomena are surely not his wheelhouse.

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[> [> [> [> Re: Live, from New Hampshire -- Gazetteer, 16:22:06 12/02/16 Fri [1]

Set the guy down in Garfield with no GPS and he would probably have no idea what state he was even in.

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