Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FO News Roundup: June 24, 2009

This Roundup started like any old Roundup. But the twists and turns of the Mark Sanford story just took it over.

  • "Arthur Caplan, Ph.D." wants to know how Steve Jobs got to the front of the transplant line. Like any of 100,000 Macopaths wouldn't offer up his liver to Jobs free of charge. (P)
  • Off the grid and inaccessible for days on end. Just what we want in a [Republican] President? (P)
  • Turns out Governor Sanford was up hiking the Appalachian Trail . . . on Naked Hiking Day. We'll take the high road here (pun intended) and assume that wasn't his plan. (P)
  • Oh, no wait. He wasn't on the Appalachian Trail; he was in Argentina. "We knew he was somewhere that started with an A," said staffers. (P)
  • Wait wait wait, there's more: speaking of A's, Sanford ought to be wearing a scarlet one. Please, oh, please let the Argentine paramour's name be Elizabeth. I've been trying to find a way to work "I'm coming, Elizabeth!" into this post for hours now. (P)
  • Same link, new bullet: Sanford has taken the extreme atonement step of resigning his post as President of the Republican Governor's Association. Word is he also plans to kick himself out of the Columbia Kiwanis Club. (P)

1 comment:

Mithridates said...

What's the official count now of congressmen who voted for Clinton's impeachment/conviction or called for him to be impeached/resign and have subsequently been caught cheating on their wives?

'As a congressman, Sanford voted in favor of three of four articles of impeachment against Democratic President Bill Clinton citing the need for "moral legitimacy."'

Ensign wasn't in congress, but ' . . .would call on Clinton to resign. "I came to that conclusion recently, and frankly it's because of what he put his whole Cabinet through and what he has put the country through," he was quoted saying at the time. "He has no credibility left," he added.'

I don't have time to dig it up, but I guess there's more than two. Fucking hypocrites (pun intended).

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