1. Those of us who thought that the sex lives of public officials were properly private and not appropriate topics of political discussion shouldn’t dance too merrily on Mark Sanford’s political grave, or John Ensign’s, or Larry Craig’s, or David Vitter’s. Ken Starr set a rotten example, and it would be too bad if his critics now became his imitators.
2. Those who voted to impeach Bill Clinton and have publicly criticized other politicians for their sexual conduct — Mark Sanford and John Ensign and Larry Craig and David Vitter, for example — ought to either (a) admit they were wrong then or (b) resign now.