Not a big fan of Amy Sullivan, but she’s right about this:
In other news…South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer is calling for Mark Sanford’s resignation right now at a press conference in Columbia. If you’ll remember, Sanford’s tearful, rambling confession of infidelity in June dominated the news for less than 24 hours before Michael Jackson died and dominated every airwave and headline. The past few months haven’t been exactly smooth for the South Carolina governor, but he’s remained strangely committed to staying in office, resisting advice from friends who are telling him his time is up and remaining in Columbia while his wife and sons relocate to Charleston.
Now, his lieutenant governor calls a press conference to ask for his resignation–and it’s on the day Ted Kennedy died. As we’ve seen, those pre-produced cable montages and remembrances don’t stop for anyone.
Personally, I don’t think Sanford should have to resign. He shouldn’t have left the state without telling anyone, obviously, and he did a little bit of travel on the taxpayer’s dime (but not all that much). But in the end, he was being forced out because he made an ass of himself in his personal life. I think it’s better not to go down that road. I know most New Yorkers would take Client Number 9 back in a heartbeat right now, socks and all.