Email #30, Subject: Common sense?

You said after being reelected that “the Sixth District came together today to strongly endorse a message of common sense, conservative leadership at the polls.” Were you referring to yourself only or Donald Trump too? Does the phrase “common sense” mean conservative leadership that seeks common ground? Or are saying that being a conservative is just common sense? Either way, there doesn’t seem to be anything common about Donald Trump’s extremist form of conservatism. So were you saying that you are going to follow his leadership, or are you saying you are a leader and you will do more than what Trump tells you to do? Or are you and the Republican President in agreement and so you share the same so-called common sense” values? Where exactly do you stand in relation to Trump?

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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