It never ceases to amaze. During the Bush presidency, during every confirmation hearing or congressional hearing, liberals scrutinized and grilled appointees to the point of ad nauseam. No stone remained unturned; no minor indiscretion allowed unexposed. Everything was to be considered very, very serious.
It did not matter that an 'honest mistake' was insignificant, it had disqualification implications, and not a conservative choice was exempt. Liberals derided candidates in hearings and brought in the willing press