Steve Sailer writes:
But abstract principles such as conflict of interest are increasingly out-of-date, especially when applied to two-career couples.
One striking aspect of the Hillary scandals is our society’s failure to think about the ethical challenges posed by the phenomenon of the power couple. (…)
But Hill and Bill aren’t the only power couple in this ongoing story. Huma and Anthony are another. Oddly enough, Hillary thrust the Saudi-raised Abedin upon the Zionist Weiner against her inclination.
Back in the 20th century, these two major sources of political cash could be hoped to check each other, but in the 21st century, that’s outmoded. Thus, Bill eventually officiated at their ill-fated wedding. (…)
Other power couples reverberate throughout this imbroglio. For example, the FBI second-in-command in charge of investigating (or not investigating) Hillary’s emails was Andrew McCabe. His wife, Jill McCabe, happened to receive $467,500 in campaign donations for her Virginia state senate run a year ago from Terry McAuliffe, the longtime Clinton fixer. (…)
A key factor in the rollback of mid-20th-century scruples was the women’s liberation movement. Since heterosexual alpha females like Hillary are so often married to alpha males like Bill, one of the targets of 1970s feminist ire was the Depression-era anti-nepotism acts that prevented government agencies, such as public universities, from hiring spouses, such as the Lakoffs.