I hope y’all are sitting down.
I’m about to say something positive about Melania Trump, wife of the Republican presidential nominee who — in my view — is totally unfit and unqualified to occupy the office he is seeking.
She spoke this week about cyber bullying and said she intends to make that her signature issue if she becomes first lady.
The issue is a noble one. The goal is equally noble. She has articulated a serious problem in contemporary society. Children shouldn’t be bullied in any context, she said, particularly by faceless and nameless abusers who hide their identity in the vast reaches of cyberspace.
The problem, though, is the messenger. Melania Trump is married to a serial cyber bully. Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to bully and insult women, Gold Star parents, Muslims, Hispanics, immigrants … you name ’em, he’s bullied ’em.
The irony of Melania’s first lady theme is too obvious to ignore.
Still, the issue — standing alone and separate from the context in which she delivered it — is a worthy one.