December 2009 Archives

December 16, 2009

Hang Down Your Head, South Carolina

In Dec. 2009, South Carolina's House Judiciary Committee decided not to impeach Gov. Mark Sanford (R) for carrying on a lengthy extra-marital affair at taxpayer expense and lying about it.  Remarkably, the Committee decided that Sanford's behavior does not amount to "serious misconduct."

To some extent I agree with the committee- Sanford is a criminal, not just a bad boy.  Instead of holding onto his office and thanking the committee for its "deliberative approach," Sanford should have resigned months ago.

How sad that Sanford remains in office in an era when the U.S. repeatedly rebukes other countries for their corrupt politics.  The South Carolina Committee's decision shames our entire country.    

December 1, 2009

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods, the great golf pro, has gotten nothing more than a traffic ticket for careless driving after backing his car into a fire hydrant and a tree.  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/sports/golf/02woods.html?hp

So much for Tiger being a great driver.  If I had to choose between avoiding trees when I'm driving a car and avoiding them when I'm playing golf, I'll choose the former every time.