It has been said that: "Absolute power does corrupt absolutely". Indeed the Republican leadership continues to authenticate that saying.
What is with these fellas? Too much time on their hands? Too much money? Too much power prompting them to believe they can do anything and live any kind of way and get away with it?
It appears that the GOP leadership is self-destructing right in front of our eyes. First it was the revelation of an extramarital affair involving Vitter from Louisiana. Then, Ensign of Nevada came out under pressure and admitted his own infidelity... and now, South Carolina Governor Sanford comes clean about his mysterious five day disappearance which involved cheating on his wife "with a dear, dear friend from Argentina".
The longstanding GOP 'family values' mantra has been trampled by these good 'old boys! No wonder so many people in America are abandoning the Republican party in droves. The hypocrisy... and the double standards are an insult to thinking voters.
And it matters not that Mrs. Sanford released the following "stand-by-her-man-statement ":
"I believe enduring love is primarily a commitment and an act of will, and for a marriage to be successful, that commitment must be reciprocal," Jenny Sanford said. "I remain willing to forgive Mark completely for his indiscretions and to welcome him back, in time, if he continues to work toward reconciliation with a true spirit of humility and repentance."
Governor Sanford has proved he is a liar, a cheat, and has forfeited the public trust.
The GOP needs to groom new leaders and get rid of these corrupted hypocrites... and HOPE the party can be ready for primetime in 2016!