- It will be painted as Republican hypocrisy. This is not true. It is Mark Sanford hypocrisy. It would be Republican hypocrisy if Republicans go out and defend him, or worse yet, if the Republican constituency votes him back into office. Does anyone remember Tom Foley or Larry Craig?
- There is a double standard. This is also not true. If Mark Sanford were a Democrat this affair would be no problem for they have no standards except that they remain in power and the constituency's checks don't bounce. Does anyone remember the late Gerry Studds? He had an affair with a 17 year old boy after which he was re-elected six more times.
- There is a media double standard. This is also not true unless one differentiates the media from the democrat party, which would be pure folly. If the love fest media health care circus didn't convince one of such, then the advantages of one being convinced enter into question.
- It is also folly to trust with enormous power a man who will lie to his wife and children. If this nation is unable to produce a leader unable to be trusted by his wife, or her husband, then I suppose it is safe to conclude that the grand experiment is over; we have failed; man can only expect to experience mere moments of fleeting freedom; here are our hands; go get the chains.
Right vs Real - A longtime friend of mine has always drawn a distinction between "right" and "real". Ask a Christian a plainly-known question like "Are we saved by faith o...