When your mother reached for the bar of soap and made you wash the bad words out of your mouth, she was also getting into your head. In a good and healthy way, of course.
My grandfather used the second knuckle of his middle finger to issue a slight knock on your head, his disciplinary action ( for making fun of the disabled, or any of what’s referred to as " the other " ) was almost always accompanied with the statement, " there, except for the grace and blessing of god, walks you and I. " He was also trying to get into your head, in a good and healthy way, of course.
At the age of 22-23, Ex-Gov. Northam evidently missed the universal memo, regarding what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior. In public actions, expressed thoughts and naughty or raunchy words. His missing the memo has a penalty attached to it, after all.
Randy Newman sang, " oh, it’s lonely at the top ".
Ex-Gov. Northam is finding this out right now and in 24/7 real news time, as well. He needs to step down, insert the bar of soap in his mouth, take the knuckle on the head and then regroup and move on. As JFK foretold, so frighteningly well when saying, " life is not fair ". A life lived in national politics and in the public life, is certainly even more so. Vaya con dios, Ex-Gov. Northam.
So it goes…