On the other hand, some folks in the lefty blogsphere are wallowing in his divorce, and the revelation that he -- shock! horror! -- wanted to do very racy, kinky stuff that his ex-wife found, with some justification, to be extreme and humiliating.
Well here's the significance of that: they weren't compatible. They split. It happens. That's it.
And personally, I happen to think there's a zone of privacy which people deserve to keep if they want it. Not everything's inside it. Not even everything sexual is inside it -- powerful pols forcing their tongues down the throats of strangers, or breaking up other peoples' marriages with "youthful indiscretions" that began at the age of 41 (to cite two prominent Republicans, one still in office), deserve public censure. But the only individuals directly concerned in this business were Jeri and Jack, both of whom were arguing in court to keep the divorce papers containing the kinky stuff under seal. I have a real hard time seeing how this is anyone's business but theirs.
Besides, I think most people can agree that contrasting Ryan's missteps with Bill Clinton's more "honest" handling of the Lewinsky affair is not generally going to be a winning rhetorical gambit...