I was not aware that thanking someone for helping with the campaign was intimidation. So did I, at one point. I was wrong. I have learned better. In less than two years, the political landscape has changed for Democrats in this regard. Al Franken was certainly an embarrassment to Republicans, as he was smart, charismatic, and chastised them effectively over and over. I read a few conservative columnists who thought the Democrats were fools for hounding him out of office. That's one of the reasons I know which party actually has started taking sexual harassment seriously. Well, you just go on being certain, and you just go on making excuses for Republican politicians because political power matters more to you than decency.