Scherer on Assange: "Penetrating a sleeping not a political act."

TIME's Michael Scherer on the hero theater around Julian Assange's sex case: "Penetrating a sleeping woman he had only recently met, if true, is not a political act, despite the efforts of his supporters to cast the resulting high cost of his house arrest as some sort of effort to stop the Arab Spring. It is the behavior of a brute, at best, and a criminal, at worst."