I tend generally to agree with you, but recognize there are lots of individual variations in situations, like this one, that arise in our political scene.
Frankly I believe the standard should be a bit higher for liberals who profess to know what's good for us and who seek to use government (at their direction) to prescribe, in ever greater detail, how we should organize our lives, and do so in ever increasing areas of our lives.
There have been situations in American Military History where Generals got into situations where they did not know were their front was... Custer in one battle actually asked: Where is our Front??? NB Forest once ordered his men to attack both ways.... We should all be willing and able to ask: Where is the loyalty of our leaders... Some people's loyalty is to their faiths, some to their nations, some to their parties, some is to their districts, and some is only for the narrow majority that sent them to lead... Inevitably, what ever may be their best intention, the need for re-election in two years makes the house a market, and where money is dear, honor is cheap... These representatives are the only democratic body, and as bad as they are, givng us so much less control of our affairs than in early constitutional times, they are still somewhat proportional... They Gerrymand, and do all they can to keep one party in power in a state, but they are still roughly proportional, as the Senate is not... All the people have is honor... It may be illusion to expect that where the people are reduced to slavery and debased and demoralized that government will be anything other than their reflection....But all the people have to hope in when they send a person to government is honor, and for that reason those in Government should show themselves to be honorable in all details of their lives, or at least be smart enough to not get caught... This Weiner was playing the slut... He would have been a whore if he were worth a dime.... Instead, he gave it for nothing... What is the meaning of this??? He knows what he is in regard to what ever ideals he began with... Judged by even worn out, jaded ideals such as I own, he is a gutterslut... After what he has done to his wife, will he now say to the constituents who made him that he is honorable, beyond reproach, or even above average... He has found his price and he should be paid: Nothing...