Democrats often do things that should damage their party, but do not, because they are held to a lower standard. Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Barney Frank all got caught doing things that would have easily resulted in disgraceful resignations for Republicans. But the actions of these despicable people ostensibly resulted in no lasting harm to their party, or to their political careers. (Except for Kennedy, of course, who may have become president if not for Chappaquiddick. He nevertheless went on to serve about forty terms in the Senate.) Bill Clinton is a confirmed sexual predator, liar, and adulterer, impeached by the House, no less, yet he is utterly revered as a paragon of virtue by today's political class. Double standard indeed.