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The appearance of impropriety

September 30, 2011

I’m enough of a lawyer (member of the bar and all that) to be familiar with the canon of ethics and its concept that we need to avoid even the appearance of impropriety (Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion, and all that).

So, in some ways it feels like my wanting other people to split hairs when I get frustrated that some people apparently think I slept with someone I didn’t.  I have no doubt I engaged in behavior that gave the appearance of impropriety, but it was smoke without the fire, so to speak.  The only person who needed to understand that understood that, and I am in many ways content with that limited state of affairs.

But I do find it annoying to have people who think they know something repeat their own misunderstanding as something more, especially when they like to hold themselves out as being particularly morally correct.