Sanford Goes Down

I will fully admit that I'm one of the first people to cry fowl when a Republican Politician, steps across moral boundaries. This doesn’t have so much to do with what that person did, in so much as it has to do with Republicans claim to be the party of moral authority. Now, having said that, I think we are getting a little out of control in the way we are treating members of both parties for things like stepping outside of the marriage. Today South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford announced that he was having an affair with another woman and some people want him to step down from office. Until this week, I had never heard of the guy, but from what little I've read it sounds like he wasn't that bad of a governor. Even going against his own party on occasion. Many of our greatest political leaders throughout history have had extramarital affairs; Jefferson, Kennedy, FDR, and of course recently Bill Clinton.

When will this hypocritical moral authority that perpetuates this country end? When will we allow others to live and let live? Be and let be? Or sleep with whom the hell they want?

According to the story, Sanford's wife knew about the affair, and if she chose to stay with him, then let it be. The conservatives cry, "It's a family matter." when we trash talk Bristol Palin, yet it's not a family matter when someone has an affair. We as a nation can't separate the home life and the work life when it's a man stepping outside of the marriage? Yet a girl who's a proponent of abstinence only education, proves why that type of education doesn't work, is allowed to go without criticism?

Let the persons on the job record stand for who they are on the job, and let the personal record stay personal. And let God deal with it, when it's time.

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