Judge Wendell Griffen was vindicated this when the judicial ethics committee formally announced it will drop all ethics charges against him. "Freedom of speech doesn't mean fear of speech," he said. He is right, he should not have to be in fear of ethics charges if he wants to let us know what he is thinking any particular day. Of course, it doesn't mean we have to like it or keep voting for him. Now if Judge Griffen will just go back to acting as a judge instead of a political candidate -- all will be right on the bench.