You say Appalachia, I say Argentina…


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Mark Sanford, it turns out, did not get his hiking boots dusty along the Appalachian Trail – as his staff had been telling the media while he was AWOL. He was doing the dirty down in South America. Hiking? Yes, hiking a skirt.

The Republicans and their ‘family values’ have another poster boy for their hypocrisy – this while both they and the Democratic White House defend the indefensible “Defense of Marriage Act”, thwarting gay marriage.

Jon Stewart just will not be able to have a summer vacation because the only way to avoid being sick over such hypocrisy is to satirize it.

Here is The Huffington Post’s coverage of this “developing story” to use a newsism.

Then there’s Sanford and Sin

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Earlier this month Sanford reiterated his stand against anything but heterosexual marriage.

With thanks to a reply*** to this post from “Ajax”, who referred me here I have removed an earlier reference to Daily Kos and the Ted Haggard affair.

***“Sad to see My Journey with AIDS repeating this from DailyKos. It was a humor piece, the story it gave was not true — that should be clear from the opening note at DailyKos; see also footnote at So and so sucks , viz: ‘**UPDATE: After reading this article again, with my eyes open this time, it has come to my attention that this is a joke and completely untrue. Although hilarious, we are adding this disclaimer so we don’t get sued.‘”

This all calls for a re-post of a “Little Britain” sketch: