Eliza is moving house. This unpleasant process has been made tolerable by podcasts and the spectacle that is the Democratic Party presidential debates in the United States.
Who will be the candidate? Eliza thinks it’ll be Joe Biden, despite the fact he’s been flat at the debates and doesn’t have a potent message to thwart President Trump.
Geraldine thinks it’ll probably be Biden too. But her attention has been on the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and his recent trip to Australia. She doesn’t appreciate his bellicose rhetoric on China and doesn’t think it’ll land well in the corridors of power in Canberra.
Both women mourn for America in the wake of the domestic terror attacks. The loss of life is madness for a country not at war.
Don’t forget to join the new LDC bookclub for the first meeting at the end of September. The first book is “Live a Little” by Howard Jacobson.
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