Tuesday, May 10, 2016
My favorite TV show aired its final episode last Sunday. Seven years ago, it started when the image of Eliot Spitzer's wife, standing sadly beside him as he resigned his Governorship in a sex scandal, brought the "good wife" into our vocabulary. The show promised a look at what that "good wife" could be all about -- and delivered with excellence week after week. A smart woman in mid-life meets the world.
In the end, she remains "the good wife" and in the process loses some of her soul. We don't hate her. We sigh.
Now, Donald Trump wants to remind us of the other "good wife" who took up even more of our nation's consciousness. He wants to rip her for being a fraud; this woman who moved into her own territory -- lofty territory indeed -- while remaining the "good wife" through the years. Has she too lost some of her soul? Do we hate her? Or do we sigh?