I was going to hold off on commenting about this since the rumors over the past few days have smacked of tabloidism, but it's now official; San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has admitted to an affair with a staffer's wife.
Public reaction is mixed, but generally favorable, which I attribute to two things:
1. Newsom cut to the chase, admitted what he had done, and apologized.
2. Our standards for mayoral behavior fall well below merely having an affair.