thread: 2006-08-31 : I think my expectations are screwed

On 2006-09-08, Avram wrote:

Sydney: Do you really want to give Donald Trump the legal right to try to prove you wrong, with real people's happiness at stake?

Sure. Thing is, Donald Trump already has the legal right to prove me wrong. If the Donald says to his wife "Honey, how about a take on a dozen or so mistresses, and we'll all live in a great big house, and maybe I have kids with them and support those kids as my own?" and his wife says "Yeah, sure," and he finds a dozen women willing to do it, there's no law stopping him.

Now, if he actually tried this, his actual wife would probably say no, just like his previous two wives divorced him for fooling around. And that isn't likely to change—if his current wife won't put up with mistresses, she's not likely to put up with additional wives either.

From the Donald's perspective, the only thing that changes with legal polygamy is that those women have greater legal claim on his assets—his risk increases, but without any actual gain for him.


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