Swampland's Amy Sullivan on "The TMI Governor"…
I'll give Mark Sanford this: After all of the terse, tight-lipped, vague apologies for an offense that's not ever really spelled-out, it was almost refreshing to hear a politician explain — and explain and explain — what he'd done wrong.
I disagree. But I actually totally agree. But really I actually totally agree to the point of disagreement.* You see, I want more explanation from my politicians. Explanation about what? Explanation about everything!
I want to know what kind of shampoo they use so that I can judge them for it. I want to know what brand of frozen waffles they feed to their kids so that I can feel morally superior to them. I want watch the intimate details of their lives edited down into morally unambiguous chunks of family-friendly bits interspersed with advertisements that will tell me what kind of shampoo and frozen waffle will make me the happiest.
Because this is America and I am stupid and I deserve it!
* I'm not actually being critical of Amy Sullivan. I'm not sure who I'm being critical of. Maybe I'm being critical of me. Who knows?
Tags: Mark Sanford, South Carolina