So according to NW Republican:
Compare Gov. Mark Sanford’s remarks to those of say the mayor of Portland Sam Adams. And Adams’ issues were even worse.
Worse… in what way? Unless I missed it, Adams wasn’t brought up on statutory rape charges, meaning that he had a consensual sexual relationship with an adult. He may have lied about it, but it really wasn’t any business of the public to start with, and it didn’t happen while he was in the mayor’s office.
But let’s compare this to Sanford, shall we? Aside from cheating on his wife and leaving the country on Father’s Day to go off to Argentina (neither of which are really against the law), he essentially left his 24-hour-a-day job behind without a way to contact him in an emergency. He wasn’t working the job that the South Carolina voters elected him to do, and that’s all that there is to it. Republican apologists simply cannot deny that fact.