[I]t is my personal view that the largest proclamation of one’s faith ought to be in how one lives one’s life.
—South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, quoted by Aaron Leichman of the Christian Post, faithfully regurgitated by Bob Ellis of DakotaVoice.com, 2008.06.06.
One month later...
You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that so fitting with your beauty. I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I love the curve of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the night's light - but hey, that would be going into sexual details ...
—South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, e-mail to someone other than his wife, 2008.07.10, published by South Carolina's The State, reprinted by Fox News, 2009.06.25.
For more on hypocrisy, read Steve Hemmingsen's forthright commentary at KELOLand.com. As he says, "the bunch that prays the loudest... often has the most to pray about."
p.s.: Fox News says the woman for whom Mark Sanford violated the sanctity of his marriage supposedly works for Bunge Limited, an agribusiness conglomerate that competes with Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (says Wikipedia). Oh well: another Republican in bed with Big Ag....
Update 2009.06.27 09:15 CDT: Predictably, Bob Ellis trots out tripe about Mark Sanford's bold, courageous leadership and "clear, consistent... and correct" vision of "traditional values and limited government." Well, South Carolina certainly got limited government while Sanford was AWOL, but where again is the leadership in abandoning your post for a final fling after your wife throws you out?
Sounds like Dakota Voice is pandering to adulterers.