Kushner has succeeded at exactly three things in his life. He was
born to the right parents, married well and learned how to
influence his father-in-law. Most of his other endeavors — his
biggest real estate deal, his foray into newspaper ownership, his
attempt to broker a peace deal between the Israelis and the
Palestinians — have been failures.
Undeterred, he has now arrogated to himself a major role in
fighting the epochal health crisis that’s brought America to its
knees. “Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus
response,” said a Politico headline on Wednesday. This is
dilettantism raised to the level of sociopathy.
The Times seems unsure how to headline this column. Right now on the web it’s running as “Putting Jared Kushner In Charge Is Utter Madness”. The
<title> element in the page’s HTML (which, as I’ve noted several times in the past, often don’t change in many CMSes) is the rather anodyne “Jared Kushner Will Not Save Us From the Coronavirus”.