Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned, and Donald Trump is tweeting frantically while the fires of corruption and chaos that he ignited and fanned encircle him ever more closely.
When President Bill Clinton was facing impeachment and removal from office, his ardent feminist wife stood by and defended her misogynist husband whose serial sexual harassment of women, culminating in his inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky led to his predicament.
Which leads me to ask, Where’s Melania? The first lady has studiously avoided answering any questions about the impeachment inquiry. If she plans on helping her husband, now is the time. If she’s going to expend her political capital, now is the time to speak out on behalf on her husband.
When Melania visited Capitol Hill on her own last week for the first time since entering the White House, she avoided answering any impeachment questions.
Melania has made the coldhearted calculation that her bottom line (her net financial worth) wont’ change if her spouse is impeached and removed from office.
A trophy wife is expected to smile, look pretty and offer vacuous compliments on behalf of her better half, she isn’t expected to offer a robust intellectual defense when her husband gets in trouble.
We may not hear much from Melania, even when he faces removal from office I the Senate.