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Lesson Learned From Sanford: He's Nuts

Another middle-aged heterosexual leader trips up
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2009 11:25 AM CDT
Lesson Learned From Sanford: He's Nuts
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford tearfully admitted to having an affair during a news conference in Columbia yesterday.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Mark Sanford’s appearance yesterday taught us something important: He’s “a complete loony,” writes Gail Collins in the New York Times. We should thank him, really, for providing us with a governor “weirder than Rod Blagojevich and less responsible than Eliot Spitzer.” Once, he was a possible 2012 presidential candidate; now we know he would have been a worse choice for John McCain’s running mate than Sarah Palin.

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Some more lessons from the scandal:

  • Sanford’s rejection of stimulus cash may not have been an attack on spending—it may just have been “an early sign of total nuttiness.”
  • “Perhaps it is time to rethink the idea of constantly electing middle-aged heterosexual men to positions of high importance.”
  • The GOP should apologize for the Clinton impeachment ordeal. “We seem to have pretty well established that sexual stone-throwing is a dangerous sport.”
(Read more Gail Collins stories.)

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