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Originally posted by A NeWorlDisorder
Im am so glad this guy is gone and hopefully will have his political career stopped dead in its tracks. This guy was only about his own ambitions and self interest. America has been freed from another Bush Republican canidate for future President.
Thank you Sanford for resigning, at least you got that part right.
With Obama you will need a spotless canidate to even come close to having a chance at the White House.
Originally posted by SGTChas
I have spoken in other threads of the expatriate Americans that have prepared for years in South America. This is not a big secret, both Argentina and Costa Rica have large communities of former American service personnel and members of Air America.
For the third evening in a row Wednesday, the NBC Nightly News refused to identify Eliot Spitzer as a Democrat, but after ABC's World News failed to cite his party affiliation on Monday and Tuesday night when Elizabeth Vargas anchored, on Wednesday evening substitute anchor George Stephanopoulos finally properly tagged him: “The Democrat resigned today just two days after reports that he patronized a high-priced prostitution service.”
So how do the networks treat Republicans involved in sex scandals? Always, always as Republicans, and as problems for their party. Last July, Louisiana Senator David Vitter’s name surfaced in the phone records of the “DC Madam,” Deborah Jean Palfrey. Over the next week, ABC talked about Vitter twice on World News and twice on Good Morning America, labeling him as a “Republican” or “conservative Republican” all four times.
he list of examples goes on, but the bottom line is that in the early days of their scandals, Vitter and Craig were labeled as Republicans on every broadcast news program — 100% — that mentioned their wrongdoing. For Democrat Spitzer, four out of five news programs (80%) have skipped his label. On NBC’s Today and Nightly News through Wednesday night, reporters never once acknowledged that Spitzer was a Democrat. The media’s message: Republicans enmeshed in personal scandal are a moral stain on their entire party; Democrats in similar circumstances are just individuals, not “Democrats” — and certainly not representatives of the liberal cause.