This may be hard to believe, but I truly do try to see the best in people. I really do. I actively try to find ways to find empathy with people, even – or especially – with people I disagree with.
For example, while I agree with nothing Barack Obama did as president, I always figured he was a decent human and a good father. Time will tell, of course.
So when I first heard the story of the woman who ran into Hillary Clinton on a stroll in the woods the day after the election – which seemed to be a story of a plaintive, human moment – I wanted it to be legitimate.
Of course, doubts nagged at me. Hillary Clinton, walking in the woods without a Secret Service perimeter?
Much as part of me wanted it to be a legitimate story, it nagged at me.
As always, the nagging was for good reason.
If it’s the Clintons, it’s pure artifice.