yup, he's a democrat
nope, while awol in argentina these past few days, instead of doing the republican thing and trolling for gay sex partners in airport rest rooms, it's finally been admitted that mark sanford went most of the way to the south pole in order to canoodle with an unnamed adult heterosexual woman. nope, the republican way is not for mr. sanford. there were no grammatically challenged sexual text messages to teenage boys from the congressional page program. (nods to mr. foley). no snorting crystal meth and cavorting with male prostitutes in denver, colorado. (nods to mr. haggard). no trying to slip an undercover cop a twenty for a BJ in a public park. (nods to mr. allen). no plying fellow young republicans with liquor and then reviving them in the middle of the night with a little surprise mouth-to-penis resuscitation. (nods to mr. murphy). no discoveries of child pornography on home computers (nods to mr. mckee) or collections of self-videotaped sex with male prostitutes (nods to mr. barclay) or sexual solicitations of 5 year old girls (nods to mr. atchison) nor even sexual abuse of his adopted children (nods to mr. bryan).
nope, mr. sanford cannot possibly be of the party that spent more on kenneth starr's investigation of bill clinton's wayward heterosexual penis than they did on the 9/11 attacks. now, don't get me wrong, i'm not forgetting things like barney frank's little shop of horrors with steven gobie--i'm just saying that between that and his felonious oversight (both senses of the word) of fannie and freddie to match the happy hall pass given to wall street bankers by the deregulatory mccainiacs, the man is OBVIOUSLY a republican.
ok, all seriousness here: sanctimonious partisanship on all sides of this aisle situation we have in our politics these days has officially jumped the shark and gone completely science fiction. argentina? are you serious??? our elected officials are run so far amok that it's not even possible to make sense of how outrageous their behavior has actually become. and it has NOTHING to do with whether or not they're sporting a D or an R after their names. (the R examples above are chosen specifically because the hypocrisy factor on the R side is way off the charts, and not because it isn't plenty easy to find D examples, though i will say, from a rough unscientific sampling, those republican guys sure do get around).
family values??? puh-leeeeeeeze.
the D guy, tim mahoney, who took R guy mark foley's house seat, wound up paying off his ex-mistress slash campaign staffer to the tune of six figures just last fall. to his credit, the sex was heterosexual and between consenting adults, but, honestly, is this our new standard of public conduct??? it's all officially ri-DONK-ulous.