Prefatory Note: This thread is not about sexual harassment, assault, etc. I watched much of Jake Tapper's interview of Ms. Tweeden wherein she responded to questions about the situation wherein Sen. Franken groped her. (If you haven't watched it, you should. Click the link.) My thoughts pertaining to the incident of the alleged harassment are what they are, and I'm not sharing them here. What struck me was Tweeden's comportment, candor, tone and tenor. Watch the interview. Tweeden answers the questions she's asked. She fully and clearly explains her mindset on the matter. It was clear that she'd thought about the matter and her own feelings on it; she wasn't giving "knee-jerk" responses. She responded to the questions about herself and the situation with complete candor. She didn't dance around her answers or give "non-answers." Why did her comporting herself that way stand out to me? Well, because I am so weary of seeing interviewees on news programs conduct themselves in ways other than that which Tweeden did. It really isn't that difficult to sit before an interviewer and simply and truthfully express one's thoughts, ideas, intentions, etc about whatever it is that a reporter/anchor might as one, yet doing that is so infrequently seen among the people whose very job is do exactly that. Another thing I noticed is Tweeden's manifold willingness to forgive Franken. I think her capacity for forgiveness isn't unique among Americans. Sadly, however, too few, perhaps none, politicians and other leaders are aware that so long as they comport themselves with integrity, thereby showing they are of high ethical/moral character (and I don't mean merely by refraining from assaulting/molesting someone, I mean the whole of one's character), people will look at the situation and forgive one for one's mistakes. They will because forgiveness is for the offended not for the offender. To wit: "Russia" investigation --> Why the hell do the American people have endure this "drip, drip, drip" of revelations? Should not every document, email, attestation, text, etc. have simply been handed over to Congress and a few new organizations well before there was a special counsel appointed? I strongly suspect there wouldn't today be a "Russia" investigation had that happened. Depending on what be in the documentation (right now, we don't even know that all there is to know is known, and that we don't is a major part of the problem), I suspect most people, no matter their political persuasion, could bring themselves to conclude that while mistakes were made, they were "honest" mistakes. "BJ-gate" --> Clinton should have simply said he got some head in the Oval and told the American people that the matter going forward was between him and Hillary. People can relate to that and forgive Bill and Monica because there's no shortage of folks guilty of marital infidelity of some sort (mental or physical), and because nobody invites "the rest of the world" into the peccadillos and problems that beset their marriage and immediate family.