Okay, the lesson is, don’t be dumb enough to let yourself get framed by people you should be politically savvy enough to know are your enemies out to take you down. He should have recused himself from any and all decisions regarding his girlfriend and stuck with his recusal. He should not have suggested or signed off on anything having to do with her promotions, salary, raises or perks.
I agree with you there. I’m all for the cleaner-than-Caesar’s-wife approach.