What bothers me the most about all of this is what in my perception seems to be common amongst Republican's.
If a Republican does it, it's no big deal, it's explained away.
If a Democrat or non-party lines Republican does it, it's the Anti-Christ and they should be hung and quartered.
Just my perception of things.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."