Walter Shaub @waltshaub former Director of @OfficeGovEthics now with @CREWcrew personal account - views are my own Jun. 10, 2019 1 min read

Huh. In non-banana republics, do cabinet-level officials typically steer taxpayer funds to advance their spouse's political interests? Does the executive hire his children? Does the executive fire the nation's two top law enforcement officials for allowing investigations of him?

In non-banana republics, does the executive cover for the torture-murder of a journalist by one of his top customers? Does his nepotistic aide communicate by private encrypted app with said customer to evade official channels? Does he use govt resources to promote his businesses?

In non-banana republics, do people openly wonder whether the leader will ultimately relinquish power peacefully? Does the executive undermine investigation of foreign election interference?

Because, if so, you're using the wrong yardstick to measure bananas. Try metric measure.


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