Newsbusters' Sheppard hasn't been paying attention

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Newsbusters' Noel Sheppard:

[A]s NewsBusters' Brad Wilmouth pointed out Thursday:

[T]here are some obvious differences in the cases of people like former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, ex-New Jersey Governor James McGreevey and Republicans such as Senator John Ensign. For example, Spitzer used campaign funds to stay in hotels where he met with prostitutes. Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick committed numerous illegal acts and ultimately received a 120 day prison term for a sex scandal that also included felony counts of perjury and obstruction of justice.

And, Mcgreevey resigned in 2004 under threats of a sexual harassment lawsuit by his gay lover who also happened to be his homeland security advisor.

As such, comparing Sanford's transgressions to those of Spitzer, McGreevey, and Kilpatrick is absurd.

Got that? Comparing Sanford's transgressions to Spitzer's is absurd, because Spitzer used campaign funds to stay in hotels to meet with prostitutes.

Of course, Sheppard leaves out the fact that Sanford used government funds to travel to Argentina. And that he skipped town, lying about where he was going and giving state officials no way to reach him -- essentially leaving South Carolina without a governor for several days. That's something Spitzer never did. (If Sheppard is hanging his hat on the fact that Spitzer "met with prostitutes," and that prostitution is illegal, he might want to take a look at South Carolina's adultery laws. He might also want to refresh his memory about David Vitter, who remains in office.)

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