Oh look at Mark Sanford taking the big hit for his affair like all the Republicans do when they get caught misbehaving.
He’s resigning as head of the Republican Governor’s association.
Now if you recall….. his wife didn’t know where he was. (but certainly some of his staffers did). When you see a situation like that among the well-to-do, you know that the wife is mad at the husband for screwing around but isn’t ready to cut down the big money tree yet.
The difference is that among the Democrats, there would be rallying around the malefactor, or if he were coming out as gay, they’d have an actual celebration. Among the Republicans, the guy gets kicked out. Sanford has given up his top position, and soon we’ll also see if he resigns as governor. NOTHING like a the democrat party at all.
The next thing is that claim that Sanford’s whereabouts were unknown. Naaa…. a few staffers were aware, but I think Sanford will keep quiet about that in order to protect them, and he’ll take another hit for dereliction of duty. Don’t forget it was the staffers who first announced where Sanford was, and that he was OK. They’re the ones who told him that his absence had attracted attention and he had to come home.
Take home lesson: NOONE expects any form of honor or fidelity from a Democrat. Those guys are supported and praised when they have extramarital affairs (and that DOES include Obama), while the Republicans are excoriated and punished for it.
While the Republicans continue to disappoint with their insufficient resolve against Obama, the family values difference between the two parties is still fairly visible.