Fred Thompson: Sanford Needs To Be In “Private Life” To Deal With Scandal

June 26, 2009 9:14 a.m.

On his radio show yesterday, Fred Thompson had some tough words for Mark Sanford — even seeming to imply that if Sanford is going to have his mid-life crisis, he should do it in private life.

“I’ve known Mark, and I’ve gotta preface it with that. And I like him in many respects. And I’m not the one to cast the first stone. And not many — not many of us are blameless as we go through life, regardless what the category of offense might be,” said Thompson. “But I don’t have any sympathy in a situation where you got — where you got a wife and four fairly young kids. And his love life and his falling in love and all that kind of stuff, I mean that can be a personal tragedy. But you know, do it on your own time and do it on your own dime.”

“You can’t have your cake and eat it, too, and these guys who take money and so forth, they get a sense of entitlement. Same principle involved,” said Thompson, seemingly comparing recent political scandal with recent corporate scandals. “They’re presiding over all these billions of dollars and they’re working on these salaries and so forth, they feel like they’re entitled to cut corners and all of that. That’s why we need term limits and that’s why we need people, if they’re gonna do this, they need to be in public — I mean in private life, and not visit it on millions and millions of other people and their own family.”

(Via Sayfie News.)

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