The prescient genius of the founding fathers understood that the future may yield a President who might commit a crime, be subject to impeachment, and cause removal from office.
They provided a mechanism for it, even as they hoped their vision of America would bring the best and the brightest to the office of the President.
Yet, with all their foresight, they never expected that Americans would elect a moron, incapable of even the most basic understanding of decorum, behavior, and separation of powers.
We are led by an idiot in chief who, if he committed no crime, shows a complete contempt for the office of the Presidency and the nature of its power.
His supporters parse the words and downplay the impact. They point to Obama and Clinton getting away with things as somehow a rationale for excusing Mr. Trump. They seem to take premature comfort, based solely on Comey’s public testimony, the President committed no crime; the idiocy of what he did aside.
But this is more a marathon than a sprint. The self-inflicted damage to the Presidency is only now coming into view. The closed-door testimony will get out. The truth always does. One question remains, how far down will this President drag us all?
We can only hope this Presidential albatross around our neck will end well. Like the words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.
He went like one that hath been stunned,
And is of sense forlorn:
A sadder and a wiser man,
He rose the morrow morn.
Let’s hope our “morrow morn” comes soon.