Epic Family Values Fail

1 comment June 24th, 2009at 07:09pm Posted by Eli

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_uBH5hhza8

This really is amazing, and one of the most bizarre press conferences I have ever seen (“The self of self is, indeed, self”?).  After rambling on for two minutes about how awesome the Appalachian Trail is and his love of “adventure trips” and how his valiant struggle against the economic stimulus exhausted him, he then spent another five minutes abjectly apologizing without ever specifying what he was apologizing about.

I can only imagine the bafflement in the audience and in the network studios as they tried to figure out what was going on, reflected in MSNBC’s onscreen captions explaining that Sanford was apologizing to everyone in South Carolina who was worried about where he was, and to his staff for not telling them, and to his wife and sons for, well, something.  They even stalled for time with “Gov. Sanford: I have taken many different adventurous trips”, which is my personal favorite, and perhaps more apt than they realized.

MSNBC had to at least suspect what he was apologizing for, since it was all too excessive to just be about going AWOL, but they couldn’t really speculate in the captions… although that could have been kind of fun: “Gov. Sanford: Apologizing for extramarital affair?”  “Gov. Sanford: Apologizing for drug habit?”  “Gov. Sanford: Apologizing for taking bribes?”

I have a sneaking suspicion that he will not resign from the governorship – after all, he already resigned as chairman of the Republican Governors’ Association so that he would have more time to work on his marriage, and I’m sure that’s much more demanding than running a state.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Republicans

1 Comment

  • 1. Charles  |  June 25th, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I would bet that he will resign the governorship so that his wife can homeschool him… probably with power tools.


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