In the post below I rattled off a brief list of GOP politicians who’ve been engulfed in huge sex scandals and somehow managed to stay in office and even, in some cases, run again. Somehow — as a lot of you have now pointed out to me — I managed to leave out the guy who may be the archetypal recent example: Gov. Mark Sanford (R) of South Carolina.
Think about it. Without Mark Sanford ‘hiking the Appalachian trail’ would be devoid of any sexual subtext. It would be like living in another world.
Not sure what I was thinking.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.