To the ChiTrib writer this morning, I said standards for expelling administrators involved in scandals are not very high. Now and then an impeachment but rarely. Rascals are re-elected even when all the newspapers have exposed them. Captains of industry are forgiven much if they do well otherwise. The long arm of the law manages most consistently, and then not always, to force the issue.

This I have come up with mostly after our interview, but I did make my main point, that current standards in politics and business are not violated when Catholic cardinals do not or are not forced to resign in the wake of scandals such as the current child-abuse scandal.

I should add that the possibility or advisability of same had not crossed my mind before the writer brought it up.