As low as my expectations might be for the Donald Trump presidency, he finds new ways to drop the bar even lower.
Take his Cabinet nominees. Please.
They aren't all bad. Retired Marine Corps Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis, the president-elect's choice for secretary of defense, comes well-recommended by old-guard defense experts like Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and turns out to be nowhere near as nutty as his nickname implies.
And it's hard to dislike the bipartisan appeal of South Carolina's Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, although Trump's choice of her to be United Nations ambassador is a puzzlement. She has little experience in foreign relations, but she opposes...