The partisans have taken the Foley debate to its predictable point — finding the previous page “scandal” and comparing notes, and adjusting appropriately to come to the conclusion that their side is better. Yawn.
But Michael Barone, hardly an apologist for the left, has a more interesting perspective — expulsion would have been appropriate for Foley, but censure was appropriate for Gerry Studds and Dan Crane.
Why? I guess you could call it the “ick factor.” We know more details now about these things than we did then.
How ’bout that Internet!