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Charlie Pierce: Ron DeSantis Picked a Fight He Couldn’t Win

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Charlie Pierce: Ron DeSantis Picked a Fight He Couldn’t Win
Charlie Pierce Esquire

A dream is a wish your heart makes, quoth Disney’s Cinderella. Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough, quoth J.M. Barrie’s (and Disney’s) Peter Pan. Ron DeSantis will now return to his regular day job of misruling Florida full in the knowledge that his presidential campaign will be reckoned among history’s worst and that, quite possibly, Disney believed that karmic revenge was a dish best served cold. Tinkerbell did it. The Magic Kingdom served up poisoned apples of the mind, and not only did DeSantis take a huge bite out of one of them, but a substantial portion of the elite political press gobbled them down like penny candy.

Don’t pick fights you can’t win, Ron. Not against Disney, and not against El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago. Don’t you ever learn?

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire Politics