Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Sanford Disaster

Mark Sanford is now another broken politician, ruined life and career in hand, limping towards the nearest ditch with a shovel in hand. Ho-hum, just another day in the continuing implosion of the opposition party in America.

Lib partisans are in stone-casting hyperdrive--that's life in big city politics. Michelle Malkin gets Sanford told on his gross stupidity while others might wonder about the timing and how the personal emails were all cued up and ready to go, reportedly in the hands of a newspaper last December. It doesn't matter. And geez, Naked Hiking Day? Have the Dems already legalized that in America or have we lost all our decency?

Since Sanford's a self-admitted bottom line kind of guy he'd appreciate the rather blunt floor he's left his pals: a nice bloody self-inflicted wound that will hamper future fights against Obama's socialism express. Someone should smack the strategist who thought it was clever to hang all the GOP hats on family values (or allow Democrats to leave that impression). Everyone sins but in politics only the right takes heat for it, and they know that.

Bill Clinton did the same if not worse than Sanford but leaves with his dignity after two terms. The Dems retook Congress in 2006 with a mantra of 'the culture of corruption' yet one of those Dems, Congressman William Jefferson, is currently undergoing a bribery trial to almost zero fanfare:
Nigerian businessman Dumebi Kachikwu told jurors that supporters of then-Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar paid Jefferson $100,000 to help Abubakar make political contacts in the United States, including introductions to other members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
And tonight a network TV anchor will deliver the evening news from the White House while a few weeks ago one bowed to the president, yet the scuttlebutt will continue to be Sanford's adventure with an Argentinian mistress. Nice flameout.


Debbie said...

His wife needs to dump him and he needs to resign. I'm sick of politicians who can't keep it in their pants, who expect the tax payers to pay the bill for their wayward activities, and I'm sick of the wives that stand by them.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Anonymous said...

Beyond the character flaws of the principle, we might wonder about the moral fiber of press and politicians (of either party) who gleefully encircle the carrion that is now Sanford.

When has false morality ever become laudible? “Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people.” — Don Herold

A.C. McCloud said...

Debbie, I think after reading those emails (and it's still odd as to where they came from) she has no choice but to leave. Sound like he might have been engaging in more than a mid-life crisis. Then again, it's for them to figure out and work through.

My beef was him letting down his party in a time of great need for leadership.

A.C. McCloud said...

When has false morality ever become laudible? “Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people.” — Don Herold

Politicians and some preachers come to mind.