Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sanford's Double Life

I'm for people living double lives, secret lives as much as the next guy. Who doesn't like occasionally to dress up like Superman and jump off the chicken house?

But when you're a politician, and perhaps have your sights on higher office, we expect you to be settled down and a little more predictable.

Republican Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina is showing a whole weird side, and doesn't sound like someone we could count on. He gets stressed out (from the stimulus fight in South Carolina) so he runs away? What kind of demeanor would he have, let's say, as a presidential candidate? Now you see him, now you don't.

Couple it with all the conflicting stories. Either no one knew where this guy was or they were all lying. First he was on the Appalachian trail, then he claims he ended up somehow in Argentina, alone, he says -- he insists he was alone. He says he was driving the coast down there, apparently trying to clear his head.

Really, really nice. As flighty as they come.

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