If you are prepared to swallow every claim, even the most unlikely, as if it were the whole truth, you are a member of Trump's tribe.
In the White House and in Congress, principles have been jettisoned and the nightmare scenario of the past is threatening to become today's reality.
The end of the Clinton chapter in United States history is a matter of cultural and political self-preservation, but it may only be wishful thinking.
The political sphere has never truly recognized sexual harassment as a threat in need of a systematic response.
Wanting to have the last word, to write your own history or to speak at your own wake, is a natural human impulse. Former American presidents are afforded that licence, and more besides.
I reiterate the maxim, whenever there is a American political super-scandal, always check in with the Clintons.
Perhaps the time has come to understand that we have gone too far, breaching the balance between private interest and public security.
It would be better if we could just stop making a fuss and pay attention to what is going on in the world.