Fine, fine, I’ll talk about politics again. But I want it noted that I’m doing this resentfully. I had fully intended to ignore both the election and the rest of 2016 for… well, the rest of 2016. What an inestimable sh*tshow this whole thing has been.
I’m old enough that I was around when Bill Clinton was getting dragged through the news every night for endless months over his sexcapades. I remember a 50-year-old man trying to convince the nation that BJs didn’t count as sex. I remember all of us, Republicans and Democrats alike, mutually agreeing that, yes, indeed, this was absolutely the worst it was ever going to get, the cheapest, the tawdriest, the most embarrassing. Everything would be better from here out, because there was nowhere to go but up.