“I loved my previous life,” President Trump recently told Reuters. “I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”
Well, “That’s Life,” Mr. President—that’s what all the people say…
But in the interest of keeping this civil, let’s take it “Nice ‘n’ Easy.”
Sinatra’s 1960 album Nice ‘n’ Easy spent nine weeks at number one on the Billboard Album Chart.
With the notable exception of the title track, all the songs are sung as ballads and were arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle.
“Nice ‘n’ Easy” the song is a plucky, jazzy tune that exudes a quiet, casual confidence—the Rat Pack version of “speak softly, but carry a big stick,” perhaps?
“The problem now of course is
To simply hold your horses, to rush would be a crime…“
We don’t see “quiet, casual confidence” as part of our current administration’s playbook. But maybe they could focus on the “Nice ‘n’ Easy” part.
Sure, Frank could be a bit of a hothead at times. He also had a bit of a… shall we say… “morally casual” approach to many, many things. But when it came time to focus on what was important, the man was as effective a diplomat as you’d ever see in action.
“‘Cause nice ‘n’ easy does it every time…”
Let’s call it, “The Sinatra Doctrine.”
“Like the man says, one more time…”