It's been a long time since I actually watched a White House press briefing without it being a horrifying clip I caught on Twitter or Facebook, or a hilarious but unsettling recap on SNL. The briefings under the previous administration were nothing short of anxiety-inducing and seeing the press attacked like that made many of us wonder just how oppressive the regime might go. Honestly I'm not feeling safe yet, after years of chaos and uncertainty (not to mention knowing how history repeats itself), but this return to normalcy is soothing to my soul.
Jen Psaki is calm, cool and collected. She's funny and warm as well as no-nonsense. When people ask her stupid questions (and boy do they; I've watched every briefing since the inauguration and there have been doozies at almost every briefing) she's so patient that I have to wonder if she's even human. She has to have some kind of superpower. But just hearing her answer questions rationally, calmly and intelligently, without attacking anyone, almost makes me cry.
There are a lot of things to celebrate about the Biden-Harris Administration right now (as well as things to criticize; I'm particularly concerned about schools reopening without teachers being vaccinated), but I just wanted to acknowledge how nice these press briefings are.
What is something that reassures you about the new administration? What's something you're concerned about?