Dr Birx

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In between Doc Birx dutifully reciting the West Wing’s talking points, many of the well-compensated talking heads . . . said wasn’t it a shame that an eminent physician such as Birx was placed between “a rock and hard place”? She can’t really push back against the president’s quackery, they lamented, because she might lose her seat at the table. This, of course, is the “adult in the room” theory that has dogged our combustible president since the day he took office.

Under the bus

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One sailor on the Roosevelt died but many more would have if Crozier had not put his career on the line by speaking up. The same cannot be said of those military and civilian leaders above him who did not step up and continue to throw Crozier under the bus rather than taking responsibility for their own actions.