Dear Reader:

I wonder if you were equally as appalled by Anthony Scaramucci’s language in his interview with The New Yorker. Probably not if I am to believe the general consensus of pundits from both sides of the political spectrum.

“The problem was not in the choice of words,” the talking heads all insisted. “After all, we all talk that way.”

No, we do not all talk that way! Perhaps, it would be accurate to say that most adults have heard this type of language, but it is not accurate to say that most adults use it. It is not even accurate to say that most of us are subjected to this language on a regular basis.  It would only be accurate to say that we have not heard it from a spokesperson for the President of the United States before yesterday.

Foul language may be the least of our concerns about the current state of the White House, but I wonder what that suggests for our country. Imagine if we (really) all spoke that way.

Mr. Scaramucci leaned on his Italian, New Yorker personality to suggest that he was just being authentic. I know nothing of New York, but I know Italian. I’d like to help his mother wash his mouth out with soap and remind him that he speaks for our country now.



2 thoughts on “#$@&%*!

  1. I was stunned and appalled. How people choose to speak in private is their own business, but I expect so much more than this from anyone in a leadership position. The foul language is only part of the disgusting slur leveled at a co-worker and subordinates. It’s unacceptable.

  2. I didn’t hear him, but I can imagine, and I do think it’s a sad state of affairs if any representative of our president or government uses foul language in public. It’s one thing if you cuss when you hit your thumb with a hammer, but it’s quite another is you use it in a professional setting with others.

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