Political sex scandals a nonpartisan affair
“(CNN) — If there’s one thing Democrats and Republicans have in common, it’s sex scandals.
No matter which party the philanderer belongs to, the public wants all the juicy details, as evidenced most recently by the public’s fascination with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s Argentine travels.
“That’s just prurience,” said Sally Quinn, a longtime Washington journalist and columnist. She’s married to former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee. “Sex sells and everybody’s interested in sex, so when there’s a sex scandal, it’s got everything — you’re talking about sex, you’re talking about power, and in a lot of cases, money is involved. You are talking about how the mighty have fallen,” she said.”
Jul 14 2009
Jul 02 2009
BENNETT: SANFORD NEEDS TO STOP ‘EMBARRASSING HIMSELF’
(CNN) – Mark Sanford is “embarrassing himself” and needs to resign as governor of South Carolina, conservative talk radio host and CNN contributor Bill Bennett said Thursday on CNN’s American Morning.
Bennett, the latest high profile conservative to call for Sanford’s ouster, said it’s time for the onetime Republican rising star to ditch politics and focus solely on getting his life back in order.
“I know Mark Sanford. I know him quite well,” Bennett said. “He needs to get his life back in order, his marriage back in order. He is embarrassing himself.””
Sanford needs to “stop embarrassing himself.” Really? Really? Is THAT what he needs to do, Bill Bennett?
Jun 25 2009
I am not a fan of Governor Sanford. His politics are pretty much antithetic to me, and to most of us in this community. I also think that he would be a horrible President, but that is my own thought.
The developments today are extremely sad on many levels. We have seen a person with a career completely destroyed, although of his own making. But I can not condemn a man for love.