Looking towards a run for president in 2012, Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina played games refusing to accept stimulus funds from the federal government to boost his right-wing credentials, while ignoring the second highest unemployment rate in the country.
Now we see Sanford went off the radar for a whole week, telling his staff he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, while he was really AWOL in Argentina with his mistress. What if something serious had happened? Duh! This irresponsible conduct makes him unfit to be a small town mayor, much less a state governor, and heaven forbid president!
Sandord did a microscopic pennance by resigning as head of the Republican Governors Conference. That shows about how sorry he really is.
Sanford, checkmated by the legislature in his attempt to starve the state, has now tried disgrace. Mark Sanford should resign, right now, and not after the polls come in to see whether anybody forgives him.