Several items of interest.
All those folks "piling on" Spencer should read this. That was a good speech; Spencer has long-term promise, despite of flaws and some instances of bad judgment. My opinion of him may change dependent of what he does in the future, but the idea that "Hailgate" alone was fatally damaging is absurd. It sounds to me like folks with a previous animus toward Spencer are just using that as an excuse to discredit him.
Cuckadoodledoo! Roissy weeps.