Is it possible to glow with cool?
If so, Melania Trump just did it in her sit-down with Anderson Cooper. Not only did Mrs. Donald appear not to have been remotely crushed by her husband's ever-expanding sexual-assault scandal , she almost seemed to have taken it as some kind of spa treatment.
("Shall we rake you over your coals now, Mrs. Trump?" "Yes, please, and make them hot. I am very strong.")
In fact, Melania did come across as strong, but not harsh. That's no easy feat for a female. Just ask the one who's running for president.
With almost no campaign experience, Melania effortlessly embodied the four c's that distinguish the flawless-diamond class of absolving political spouse from the mere trouper-type gems. She was calm, cool, collected -- and seemingly utterly convinced that her husband's years of misconduct had been cynically manufactured by a media in clear cahoots with his enemies.
It was as if Monica-era Hillary had been turned toward an opposite-wing conspiracy theory, poured into the form of an Eastern European supermodel, pointed toward a camera and told to sing for her husband's life.
But not, one suspects in this case, her own.