Watching the beginning of the Sanford news conference, I couldn't help but think something was missing. What? Well, Lori Otter, for one. When the no longer missing Governor Sanford stood before the mics and had absolutely no direction in his discussion of his love for the Appalachian Trail, I saw the press conference rapidly turning into a train wreck. On par with the Larry Craig press conference where he said he'd resign and that he wasn't gay, never had been, yada, yada, yada.
"I am so very weary, yea, so worn out,
With tales of those who visit foreign lands."
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, "The Traveled Man"
MSNBC is calling it a "startling news conference." I call it Republican hypocrisy. Perhaps that's exactly what Governor Sanford was pointing out when he mentioned the congressional Christian Bible group (C-Street) that he was part of. He's right to resign his position as head of the Republican Governors Association, but if this press conference is any indication, his state of mind is not one that you would want running your state if you were a South Carolinian.
After watching what seriously took two staffers pulling him away from the reporters, all I can say is wow.
This is a guy that has been given a 92% lifetime rating by the American Conservative Union, the people responsible for CPAC and a group that claims to support those time-honored conservative "traditions" like family values. He