It is understandable that the good governor of South Carolina may need to make a hasty exit from politics, being a rabidly pro-traditional marriage man who’s since run aground on the coast of Argentina. Tonight’s installment of The Colbert Report should prove awfully interesting watching, with the show’s faux chickenhawk host being a native son of South Carolina.
But should Mr. Sanford need an eventual rehabilitation, I can recommend no better place to start it than on The Colbert Report. Even if Colbert himself (who I have apparently elevated to great status) does not wish to extend forgiveness, it would be something to see Sanford under the gaze of the character who so ably embodies and mocks right-wing pundits. Stephen Colbert’s tough love may yet await.