In my opinion that was just cop0ut-lame politcal statement. Why at this point throw that whining political trash in there?
I tried to get on the mark davis show this am with my prediction of sex drugs or money.
It was sex.
Men cant think straight with some good stuff in front of them.
I cannot imagine what he thought would happen.
Personally, I don't see why politicians are held to such an absurdly high standard in their personal lives. They are humans just like any of us and let me tell you that infidelity is quite common. I don't think that it affects his ability to lead any more than it did Edwards and Clinton. People enjoy sex and sexual taboos. Infidelity, while it is common is still a big taboo.
I'm kinda torn as to whether this is good or bad. For the short term, it will hurt the republicans in general. Not TOO much because they are already as unpopular as near possible, but in the long term, it narrows the field for the 2010 primaries. First ensign and now sanford. Depending on who runs in 2012, this could work in favor of the republicans.
You're right. Sanford trashed several of the major tenets of the Republican Party.Republican Party
Since 1980, the Republican Party has used the issue of family values to attract socially conservative voters. While family values remains a rather vague concept, social conservatives usually understand the term to include some combination of the following principles (also referenced in the 2004 Republican Party platform):
Promotion of traditional marriage and opposition to adultery
Opposition to same-sex marriage
Support for traditional education and parental involvement in that education
Support for policies that encourage "adoption over abortion"
Support for behavior identified as traditional or moral such as respect, discipline, attentiveness, religious commitment
Support for healthy choices such as a nutritious diet, medical screenings, and physical activity
Support for "abstinence education" exclusively regarding risks associated with early sexual activity such as teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases while not teaching such topics of sex education as human sexual behavior, safe sex and birth control.
Support for policies that are said to protect children from obscenity and exploitation.
I'm just wondering how the sex life of the Governor of South Carolina is any of my concern. Where is he? Who cares? What is he doing? Can't say I care. Who is he doing it with? Shrug.
Wow. Am I awesome or what?
True that. And it sure as hell does not affect my life.They are humans just like any of us and let me tell you that infidelity is quite common. I don't think that it affects his ability to lead any more than it did Edwards and Clinton.
Last edited by stekim; 06-24-09 at 03:19 PM.
Wow. Am I awesome or what?