When I read the politics policy outlined here some days ago my gut told me : "this is a trap".
I do not think you can mediate political threads. The standards are way too vague for when they go "too far". One person gets slapped down- another gets off scott free. Ill will grows at mods. These threads bring lots of anger and burn relationships. Before you know it, people are downvoting each other like crazy. Politics starts bleeding into other threads.
JH is a pretty political coach IMO and covering all his non-sports views is inviting disaster for this community. If people really want to follow his views its pretty easy on other forms of media.
The simplist approach IMO is just to stick to sports- but its not my blog. Luckily, I have many other options. Hate to see people set up though- seems unfair- lots of good folks here. Its hard to see this ending well- but it might.