How to divorce a politician

Boy oh boy. This is a special kind of animal right here – the political marriage. I have to say, of all the demographics of men out there, I don’t think I could handle being the wife of a politician. I just don’t have the right temperament, and much too low a threshold and tolerance for nonsense. But there are women out there who make marriage to a politician look like child’s play. Look at Hillary Rodham Clinton. She masters the art of standing by her man, of defending her man, and of staying with her man  for better or for worse, in sickness and in health till death do us part. She is committed to her institution and it is self evident. Whatever other criticisms you may have of Hillary, you can’t fault her for staying true to her vows. 
Silda Hall Spitzer is also a master political wife.  The way she stood by her husband this past summer was one for the books. She was meek as a lamb, never gave an interview, nary a complaint, or look of disgust on her face, just love for her man – imperfect though he is.
Governor Patterson’s wife Michelle Page Patterson is another strong woman that would put me to shame. I have to confess that when I woke up the morning after he got sworn in to my cell phone ringing with my dad on the other line telling me what was on the cover of the New York Post, I was stunned.  I was in Arnold from Different Strokes mode: “What you talking about dad?!”
I guess the lesson from wives of politicians is, don’t divorce him no matter what. They really seem disproportionately apt to stick with it through thick and thin. And, after all, what are they going to get by leaving? It’s not as if you can equitably distribute the governor’s mansion.