Email #8, Subject: checking executive overreach

You said “checking executive overreach” was one of your six priorities after you got reelected. I understand how that’s a useful slogan while there’s a Democrat in the White House, but was it just talk?  I’m scared of Donald Trump. Many of the things he’s promised to do would require massive executive overreach, so say nothing of the overt conflicts of interests that his businesses create. Are you really going to “fight” to check him, or does that only matter when the overreach is by a Democratic president? I’m so tired of politicians mouthing empty words. Is that all you’re doing, or will you actually do what you say? Where do you draw the line with Trump? Define “overreach” so we can know exactly what you mean and can see you live by it.

Chris Gavaler


Author: Chris Gavaler

Chris Gavaler is an assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University where he teaches creative writing, contemporary fiction, and comics. He has published two novels, Pretend I'm Not Here (HarperCollins 2002) and School For Tricksters (Southern Methodist University 2011), and two nonfictions, On the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa University 2015) and Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury forthcoming 2017).

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