The phenomenon of political spouses standing by their scandal-plagued husbands has become such a cliché, it’s even inspired a TV show, The Good Wife. We’ve seen women forgive men for infidelity, patronizing prostitutes, embezzling funds, and sending cringe-worthy texts, among other misbehaviors.
Seriously, how could all this shit happen in just one week? And a distressing amount hit the news between when I turned in last week’s article and when it actually ran. Can we have a break, please? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)