We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In this world there are good people and bad people. A majority in both groups have cheated on their spouses/lovers. Some from both groups are wise or educated or clever and will offer good and even acceptable reasons/excuses for their actions. Others from both groups will be less elequent but no more or less guilty of this very common human failing. This fellows "mistake" was an inartful statement but it changes nothing, i.e. he is no better and no worse then someone who is more skilled at disguising their feelings and intentions. Hopefully he learns from his error and will in the future lie and coverup in a more acceptable manner.