So long, Sarah

Like every decent adult, I’m thrilled that Sarah Sanders is leaving government service.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary who fiercely defended President Trump through one of the most tumultuous periods in American politics while presiding over the end of the iconic daily news briefing, will step down at the end of the month.

Mr. Trump announced her departure on Thursday on Twitter, the presidential tweet having supplanted the role that a White House press secretary played in previous administrations.

Sanders lied to the country as a routine matter, and cooperated with The Donald’s efforts to turn the free press into an obsequious house organ; she was a press secretary who doesn’t believe in a free press. Good riddance.

There is a downside, though. Since competent, decent-minded grown-ups want nothing to do with a man whose ‘golden touch’ turns everything to sewage, the next press secretary is all but certain to be something lower and fouler than the ambulatory putrescence that’s leaving. Imagine that, if you can.

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