Thursday, 4 April 2019

hindsight is 2020

Son of an immigrant father from Malta and a multigenerational Hoosier mother, former investigative journalist, Naval intelligence officer, Rhodes scholar and present polyglot, municipal executive and US presidential contender Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg (BOO-tih-dʒidʒ) has a surname that in Maltese means “father of chickens.”
No relation I think but Buttigieg shares his last name with poet and second president of independent Malta (the first elected one, the last governor-general given the office as caretaker when the former UK colony became a republic in 1974), Anton Buttiġieġ. What a welcome antidote this candidate offers for the current state of affairs and seems to be the champion, among others, to hang our hopes on.