Monday, August 15, 2016

The Appalachian Trail and Donald Trump

Wow, Mark Sanford lecturing on trust and integrity.

I am not a fan of Donald Trump, and find his actions universally abhorrent. But could the Times not see the irony in Mr. Sanford being the one chosen to lecture on Mr. Trump's need to be forthright and honest with the public? The past personal travails of Mr. Sanford were more than mere distraction in my reading this opinion piece. They diminished the very impact of his words.

Mr. Sanford's "long walk on the Appalachian trail" and his subsequent mea culpa led to his political demise and later resurrection. I believe in second chances and Mr. Sanford's is a redemptive tale. But that is a long way from making him the proper voice on the subject of the respect to which the public is entitled.

Strike one against the Times for not selecting a more appropriate professor to chastise Mr. Trump.


Bruce said...

Why? Who better to know then one who lost his governorship and marriage due to an unsightly indiscretion. Sanford did not break the law, like Trump may have with his questionable deductions to income which he took.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a worthy candidate for a Letters to the Editor inclusion.


Jenna said...

Pot calling the kettle