Marital struggles are never a laughing matter. They are, however, sometimes ironic, and irony is often funny. And so it goes with yet another conservative crusader, Mark Sanford, who has flamed out today in so spectacular a fashion that I can't help but be reminded of that fateful day in third grade when we all got together to watch the space shuttle Challenger explode in front of our young, impressionable eyes. Here's your train wreck of a confession:
Also, you should read a few of the emails that have been released between Sanford y su novia. Surely the gays are to blame for this marriage crumbling. And why is it that we never care when Democrats are doing this stuff?
Oh yeah. Because most Democrats aren't sanctimoniously lecturing us about who people should marry or how we should run our lives.
If conservatives were really serious about protecting marriage, they'd demand that adultery laws be enforced and they'd make no-fault divorce illegal. But they're not, because those are sins that they and their colleagues commit. So instead, we get a bunch of conservative adulterers and serial monogamists lecturing America about the sanctity of marriage.
The GOP's credibility is shot, and stuff like this just adds more fuel to the fire. Can we just run Palin/Huckabee in 2012, lose by 14 points, and get it over with? Please?