R.I.P. old-time pro football players Tony Linhart, 70, Jack Butler 85, George Sauer, Jr. 69.
Helping Mark Sanford return to Congress in South Carolina’s special election could have been Democrats voting for him in the open primary, just as Democrats voted for John McPain in 2008. Of course Mark Sanford was a strong campaigner who had never lost an election and McPain was probably the weakest Republican in the 2008 field. I was hoping Teddy Turner would win the primary but given the two person choice, Mark Sanford was a lot better than ultraliberal Colbert Busch, a complete loser. We could say: blame it on Busch. Bill Clinton was far sleazier than Mark Sanford, yet he is a Democrat hero today.