Every day provides possibilities for new insights. So what have we learned today?
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford apparently forgot who Wilbur Mills was. Now his career is floating face down in the Rio de la Plata. Better to know this about Gov. Sanford now, before he ran for President. At a minimum, I don't think it's too much to expect a governor to be able to govern his zipper. I don't know if Sanford's Argentine mistress was as, shall we say, flamboyant as Fanne Foxe (pictured here), but I'm guessing we'll find out soon enough. Good riddance.
I think we already knew this, but John Kerry is one of the worst joke-tellers on the planet. And he's a nasty piece of work, too. Try this one-liner from Sen. Shecky, discussing l'affaire Sanford:
“Too bad,’’ Kerry said, “if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’
The Democratic-centric crowd laughed.
Comedy gold, no? For a guy who is supposedly more nuanced than his opponent in 2004, this guy seems to be lacking a little bit of what's the word, discretion? Common sense? Je ne sais quoi? But the good news is that this probably gets ol' Dave Letterman off the hook.
What is worse? Inviting a bunch of thugs to a barbecue, or rescinding the invitation even though the thugs planned to blow you off anyway? Well, perhaps President Obama can invite a different thug to dinner. Well, maybe we should wait for independent confirmation on that last link, considering it's from Al Jazeera. Oh, wait: here it is. Maybe Chavez can put in a good word with the mullahs on Obama's behalf.