Mark Sanford thanks God after victory in GOP primary for First Congressional District seat
In early 2012, South Carolina voters chose Newt Gingrich as its standard bearer in the race for the GOP presidential nomination despite his checkered personal and professional history, which included highly question behavior during a couple of marriages, a scandal in Congress during which his own party forced him from power and other questionable ethical behavior since.
Yesterday in the First Congressional District, former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford was chosen as the GOP standard bearer in the First Congressional District a few years after his high-flying political career came crashing down because of an illicit affair during which he abandoned his post as governor and was later found to have violated spending regulations.
Is this a case of repentance, then forgiveness, or a party which touts being about family values above all else willing to turn away from those principles when the politics demand it?
Honestly, I don't know how to answer that question. Can you?