Taken a train? You too could be Transportation Secretary!

Taken a train? You too could be Transportation Secretary!

This morning, I saw a tweet from NPR politics sharing an article about Pete Buttigieg being tapped for Transportation Secretary, and hoo-boy, is the pull-quote hilarious.

Pete Buttigieg, President-elect Biden’s pick for transportation secretary, said he has “a personal love of transportation,” recounting train trips on Amtrak while in college, and said he proposed to his now-husband, Chasten, in an airport terminal.

This sounds like something from the Babylon Bee.

“A personal love of transportation?” I mean come on!

Pete Buttigieg is a mediocre man with a middling intellect — which might explain why, when he isn’t burping out insipid platitudes, the best he can muster to show his readiness to take on the position of Transportation Secretary is “I rode the train in college.”

Remember when President Trump selected Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education?

“She’s not qualified to be Education Secretary!” The angry media howled. “DeVos was never a teacher!”

But Buttigieg reminisces about riding the train and proposing to his husband in an airport terminal and NPR thinks this qualifies him for Transportation Secretary.

Betsy DeVos attended school, so by the Buttigieg standard, she was more than qualified to be Education Secretary. Hell, just walking her dog past an elementary school would’ve sufficed.

By the Buttigieg standard, every single person who has ever ridden a train or a bus or driven on the highway is also supremely qualified to be Transportation Secretary.

Of course when Pete was mayor of South Bend, Indiana, he didn’t do much to improve the streets. But, hey, he rode on Amtrak and proposed to Chasten in an airport terminal! So game, set, match, you haters!

Was the writer of this NPR article born without the shame gene?

We have four years of this kind of slobbering, ass-kissing, bar-lowering coverage ahead of us. You realize that, right?

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8 thoughts on “Taken a train? You too could be Transportation Secretary!

  • December 17, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Well, I guess since we’re asking the tough questions, what we must know about Pete now is does he have any pets and most importantly what his favorite ice cream is.

    We’re just so, so doomed.

  • December 17, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Pete misunderstood. He thought he was being asked if he ever “pulled” any trains in college. Lots of experience there…

    • December 18, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      you beat me to it, lol

  • December 17, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    I’ve worked on the railroad so I would probably be more qualified that Pope Pete. Actually, it was my brother’s Lionel train set that I put together. However, I’m still more qualified that Pete to be Transportation Secretary.

    • December 17, 2020 at 5:35 pm

      My brother had a Lionel train set AND Hot Wheels racetracks, and a go-cart. So he’d be a shoe-in.

  • December 17, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Are these the End-Times? Asking for a friend…

  • December 18, 2020 at 9:24 am

    And Sheila Widnall was anointed Sec of the Air Force because she always liked airplanes.

  • December 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Come on, give him the appointment. I live to hear the secret service protection detail say “Tailpipe is leaving through the rear exit.”

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