George Wickham, famous literary cad/Illustration: C. E. Brock in Pride and Prejudice (MacMillan, ch. 16) Arrival of Wickham with the officers, 1895 

On the day after the Indiana primary confirmed that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president, Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post was looking elsewhere—back a couple of days to an event that had happened during Ted Cruz’s final, desperate attempt to seize a chance at the nomination for himself. Out of that desperation, Mr. Cruz had announced that, if nominated, he would choose Carly Fiorina as his vice-presidential running mate. Accordingly, Ms. Fiorina was introducing the Cruz family at an...