I have to say, this whole Sanford affair is really depressing. Sanford on the Appalachian for naked hiking day is one thing. Sanford in Beunos Aires for a rendezvous with his lover over father’s day weekend is quite another. Then again, I guess I’m old school. I guess I expect politicians and maybe, unfairly, conservative politicians especially to be faithful to their wives and families. Let me emphasize families here for a second, because I think somehow people forget that when they have an affair they are not merely cheating on their spouse who chose to run the risk of getting married, but also on their children who had no say whatsoever in the matter. That, to me, is somehow much worse. This is not to say that if you plan to cheat you should do it before you have kids, but rather that you should not do it at all and that having kids should simply provide you with a few more good reasons why. Not to moralize or anything, it’s just that I find the whole thing really sad. At least with Blago you just had this narcissistic guy with bad hair taking bribes.
Well, so much for high hopes. As James Joyner notes, “At least we’re finding out now rather than in the midst of the presidential race.” Indeed, don’t expect any Sanford 2012 bumper stickers. So that’s Sptizer, Blago, and now Sanford. For the GOP’s sake I hope Palin ignites some big scandal before she gets another (doomed to fail) shot at the White House….
It’s not often I come to Michelle Malkin’s defense, but why the hell is Sully giving her the Malkin award over this? Mark Sanford is a bastard. That’s exactly how I’d describe the man. Is it supposed to be irony?