After I posted my last note on this, and was getting ready for bed, I had another thought. We have actually now set a more dangerous precedent than I originally realized.
When politicians screw up and bang interns under a desk, for instance, we give them a free pass and say, “It’s his private life. We should not even care.” Unless they break the law, we excuse any stupid act committed in private.
With Soren’s suspension, we have now said that same standard does not apply to the politician’s staff. A personal thought that had nothing to do with McCain that he shared using a private account, has now been judged as worse than a secretarial BJ. It really is sad.