Part II of a two part series
The demotic term “cat-fight” sounds so sexist these days, but it is not used here in a demeaning way, quite the contrary, for I think it is important to emphasize that these are two very powerful women, and it is good that today it is not all that uncommon for women to wield such power. I mean, I cannot think of too many instances in the history of our species where two such powerful women have squared off against each other. What comes first to mind is Queen Elizabeth’s “tiff” with Mary, Queen of Scots, which did not end well for Mary, who was beheaded in 1587 pursuant to the reluctant order of Elizabeth. No eMails were involved in that case, of course, maybe because Mary had enough sense not to keep her server in her basement. But, interestingly, missing letters and other “personal” correspondence played a major role in her fate.
I hope that decades and centuries from now the look-back lesson from the Lynch-Clinton cat-fight will be a restatement of the lesson from the Elizabeth-Mary cat-fight: No woman and no man, no matter how powerful, is beyond the reach of an honest, principled person who has the power and the obligation to uphold the law.