The Problem With Mark Sanford Isn’t The Extra-Marital Affair, It’s The Corruption
There’s a lot of back and forth over Mark Sanford’s comeback in South Carolina politics. Liberals are laughing at conservatives over their situation outrage over marital infidelity, while conservatives are pushing back by saying for better or worse this is the culture we have (one I would add liberals usually embrace).
All very interesting but irrelevant.
The fact is Mark Sanford was found to have misused public money for private purposes and paid the largest fine in state history as a result of his corruption. He was also censured by the Republican controlled South Carolina legislature for “dereliction of duty” for disappearing for days while he visited his girlfriend and having his publicly paid for staff lie to the public about it.
Talk all you want about Sanford’s personal failings but the problem is far too many Republicans are celebrating the return to public office of a disgraced man who has no business ever again holding a position of public trust.
A free bit of advice to my conservative friends who are ok with Sanford’s return to the House….you should probably lay off complaining about Democrats who abuse their office (like Charlie Rangel or Barack Obama) for awhile.