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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

A De Facto Call for
Good Sportsmanship

November 5, 2019 --

(Copied from The Hill, October 29)

Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) on Monday criticized the crowd at Game 5 of the World Series, played Sunday in Washington, for booing President Trump and chanting "lock him up."

"Well, forgive me, I’m enough of a sort of traditionalist about our institutions that even at a time when there is a lot that our president does that I find disturbing, offensive, unconventional, I have a hard time with the idea of a crowd on a globally televised sporting event chanting 'lock him up' about our president," Coons said in an appearance on CNN's "New Day."
"I frankly think the office of the president deserves respect, even when the actions of our president don’t," Coons added.

[LPR just wonders what actions the senator is referring to. LPR wholeheartedly would agree that the president relishes being irreverent, in this Mark Twain context: "Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.)