New Height Requirement for Leading the World

From a Wall Street Journal story by Jacob Gallagher headlined “Rishi Sunak and the Rise of the ‘Short King'”:

With inflation rising and energy prices climbing, Brits certainly have a lot on their mind. Yet for some in the Commonwealth the topic of conversation last week was not their wallets, but the stature of their new prime minister, Rishi Sunak.

“Rishi Sunak has not addressed the public because he is simply too short to see over the lectern,” offered one tweet. “Rishi Sunak really showing 2022 is the year for Short Kings,” read a softer missive. (“Short king” is internet slang for a not-quite-towering individual who nonetheless exudes confidence.)