Democrats under the influence

R Street's Steven Greenhut writes:

In late August 2014, five California legislators were photographed having a fun-seeming time on the balcony outside of the legislative chambers. At the center of the scene was Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, with his shirt untucked, one arm cradling a drink and the other arm around one of his Senate colleagues. All five held wine or other beverage glasses. It looked like a party one would find at a local bar.

The photo was tweeted (and later deleted) by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, also a San Diego Democrat, with these words: “Yes … Loving my Latino Caucus boys.”

Despite the gaucheness of it all, this photograph probably would never have garnered much attention around the Capitol had Hueso not been arrested later that night and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence....