What if France Córdova had done that? It’s not a perfect standard, but maybe it’s enough to give Daniels a chance to untie his hands from what he considers a higher standard, if not a double standard.
Then again, Córdova didn’t put herself in this position with a promise that seems open to interpretation. That’s a standard Daniels set for himself. Maybe he shouldn’t have.
Dave Bangert is a columnist for the Journal & Courier, Lafayette. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.