No, there’s no straight line between the Electoral College and the First Lady — just that I paid attention to one on Monday and not the other. I didn’t monitor the Electoral College vote during the day, and I didn’t watch Trump gloat — which I’m sure he did because that’s what he does.
I did watch Oprah Winfrey’s hour long special on CBS, interviewing Michelle Obama about her years in the White House. Lord we’re going to miss this family. Our first African American First Lady is brilliant, graceful, fun, superbly competent. She put forth enormous effort to open the White House to people not usually invited there. Her commitment to the education of girls around the world is legendary and will remain influential. Hers is the absolute model of a healthy, loving family — as is her marriage. Oprah Winfrey is rarely overshadowed, but she was overshadowed here. What a strong, honest, articulate woman Michelle Obama is.
Trump is already asking how many nights a week he has to spend in the White House. I doubt we’ll see much of Melania, and I’m afraid we’ll see way too much of Ivanka hawking her clothing and jewelry line out of the West Wing.
My sense of what we are losing keeps growing.