In the blogosphere, it shouldn’t be long before this becomes a story that is more about the media than it is about Sanford. There will be an avalanche of coverage and we’ll have to ask whether the media should waste so much time on a sex scandal while Tehran is burning.
A bit of speculation: The first complaints about excessive media coverage will come from Republicans. Democrats will respond that Democratic governors also became instant sensations when caught with their pants down. Republicans will remind Democrats of their own complaints about excessive coverage and claim a double standard. Democrats will say the real double standard is all the GOP blather about family values, which clearly means nothing to elected officials. And so on.
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