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Real Talk On Mark Sanford (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti)

07/26/2009 05:12 am 05:12:02 | Updated May 25, 2011

There's a lot that's already been said about Mark Sanford, but I think that this statement from my father (which I tweeted yesterday night), really just about sums it up:

"Clearly, the Good Lord continues to curse South Carolinians for putting mustard on their barbecue."

Real talk.

For God's Sake! Keep Steve Forbes Away From The Literature!: Via Chris Lehmann:

And so it came to pass that Steve Forbes was prowling a bookstore in Naples, Florida a few years back looking "for something interesting to read." Forbes' employees must live in dread that at such moments their maximum leader will stumble onto Max Stirner's The Ego and Its Own or Iris Chang's The Rape of Nanking; but happily for them, the quarry this time was Hannibal Crosses the Alps by John Prevas. And boy, did it ever get our correspondent thinking. First, he published a review of the book--well past its publication date-in his eponymous magazine, and thereby embodied a first principle of leadership: executive vanity will always trump timely coverage.

Stimulus Packages: I'm not entirely sure I know what's going on in this segment on Fox News, but I am convinced that every little bit of it is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Red Cards: You wouldn't think it'd be possible for yesterday's victory by the U.S. Mens Soccer Team over top-ranked Spain would give the neoconservatives a sad, but lo, it's true. Click here for background, here for nonsense, here for rebuttal, and then cheer on your country in the FIFA Confederation Cup Final!

Great Moments In Nico Pitney-gate: We get it, New York Times! For maximum journalistic integrity, Nico should have gone to the White House with his own "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner.

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