So Mark Sanford — he of the Argentinean mistress — will be a congressman again. Really, South Carolina? He was the best guy for the job? Family values matter to conservatives. Except when they don’t.
I used to be an admirer of Sanford, and wrote a favorable profile of him in 2005. Our first sit-down interview had taken place the previous year, at the GOP convention in New York City — and within hours, apparently, of his meeting the woman who would wreck his marriage. I missed that part of his story. Too bad he didn’t.