Return with us now to that thrilling yesteryear before his political enemies were bashing Chris Sununu for (a) carelessly catching COVID-19 and passing it on to thousands or (b) not catching COVID but taking up precious hospital space that should have gone to the truly sick who were stacking up in the hallways. Really, we saw both versions.

But this was earlier, when the governor of New Hampshire was being pilloried for traveling to Kentucky (without announcing it to the world in advance) to see what that state is learning from its own latest round with the virus. Waste of time and taxpayer money, the critics cried. They were hardly mollified upon learning that the plane trip was paid for by inventor Dean Kamen, someone who plays nice with others, no matter their politics.

As it turns out, the governor and health officials picked up on something Kentucky is doing with this surge that New Hampshire didn’t do with the initial one. Rather than set up separate venues for hospital overflows, Kentucky expands a hospital’s capacity by setting up the extra beds on its existing campus. The expertise is thus better leveraged without worrying about splitting time and staff. Makes sense.

His critics will say Sununu could have learned this without the visit but sometimes being on hand, talking with the people running the show, and actually observing the process gives one a better perspective.

 
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Have WMUR-TV and NH Public Radio caved to the wishes/demands/broadsides of Democratic shills and others who complain that New Hampshire’s governor shouldn’t be getting air time to impart COVID-19 information to the public?

The day after last week’s anniversary of the JFK assassination came an even lesser acknowledged calendar item. Nov. 23, 1804, was the birthday of Franklin Pierce, New Hampshire’s only U.S. President (to date, Gov. Sununu, to date).

Ahh, the glorious sights and sounds of late autumn in New Hampshire. The sights include the lawn signs demanding climate action NOW. The sounds, from dawn to dusk, include those coming from the leaf-blowing machines that attempt to defeat Mother Nature at her own game. Often, the same lawns …

Friday, November 26, 2021

If you are of a certain age, Thanksgiving is a reminder of a sad and solemn anniversary. On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

It was terrific welcoming the return of championship boxing to New Hampshire a week ago. Topping the card was the undefeated Rhode Island WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, who scored a second round stoppage against game Irishman Jason Quigley.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig says she appreciates the work of InTown Manchester over the years. But she just doesn’t seem to know what that work might be or how it was paid for.

Friday, November 19, 2021

In the matter of vaccine mandates, some New Hampshire lawmakers who bridle at Joe Biden’s attempts to dictate to businesses have no problem in themselves telling business what they cannot do.