Gov. Mark Sanford is the happiest adulterer in America today. The Michael Jackson frenzy will dominate TV news for the next four days. But why should Sanford feel any guilt or shame? After all, betraying his friends, family and people of South Carolina is certainly not his fault. It's Barack Obama's.
At least in the world according to Rush Limbaugh.
Washington Monthly's Political Monthly reports:
"This is almost like, 'I don't give a damn, the country's going to Hell in a handbasket, I just want out of here,'" Limbaugh said. "[Sanford] had just tried to fight the stimulus money coming to South Carolina. He didn't want any part of it; he lost the battle. He said, 'What the hell. I mean, the federal government's taking over -- what the hell, I want to enjoy life.'"
Limbaugh added, "The point is, there are a lot of people whose spirit is just -- they're fed up, saying, 'To hell with it, I don't even want to fight this anymore, I just want to get away from it.'"
But Rush was just kidding, of course. A listener sent him an e-mail asking him just that. Rush's response. "No."