“Let’s be clear. Every citizen, including government officials, has the right to be as partisan as they want to be in their private life. Every citizen has the right to vote for whomever they want, to contribute money to whatever cause they want, and to sign any recall petition that they want to sign. You don’t lose the right to be a political animal when you become a public official.
However, what you cannot do is use the authority of your government office in order to advance your partisan beliefs. This simple distinction, between public actions and the private lives of office holders, is why the politicization of government agencies is wrong while the signing of recall petitions by sitting judges is absolutely proper.”