The White Man in the Blue Suit in the White House
When Judy Met Mike!*
While suffering the indignity of a one-on-one interview
with a female member of the Fifth Estate, the man’s mien
became that of a martyr.
He sought to conceal his suffering by lowering his eyelids,
by donning the mask of that long-suffering saint, Sebastian,
whom arrows could not kill.
Showing no sign of either pain or anger as he took incoming
from his interrogator, he stood tall and as still as a statue,
lacking only a plinth.
There is something truly Biblical about this fellow — a Hoosier
saint in-waiting, if you will, who may remind the viewer
of a pre-Christian figure:
Lot’s wife – remember her? The one who looked back at
Sodom and Gomorrah, where a gay man might become mayor,
and was turned into a pillar of salt.
*PBS NewsHour, April 17, 2020