Star Parker, scourge of the immoral and self-declared warrior for “family values,” has a column at the Worldnutdaily welcoming Mark Sanford back to Congress because — wait for it — he’s “principled.” Yes, principled. She writes:
Put me down as happy to see former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford coming back to Washington. He just handily defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a special election for a House seat he himself once held.
I hope he brings his piglets with him.
Once while governor, Sanford showed up at the statehouse in Columbia with two piglets – one named “pork” and one named “barrel” – to protest against the legislature’s quick move to reject his proposed budget that included large spending cuts.
It’s this kind of flair that has characterized Sanford’s political career – both his six years in Congress and eight as governor of South Carolina.
He has always been a consistent, principled and courageous conservative. And he has always done it with showmanship and clarity that gets the points across to voters.
So he’s “principled” because he’s against wasteful government spending. You know, like when he ditched his job as governor, flew to Argentina on the taxpayers’ dime, and lied about where he was so he could cheat on his wife. In Star Parker’s world, that makes him “consistent, principled and courageous.” But wait, let’s look back a year and a half when Parker said, “Sexual responsibility and fiscal responsibility go hand in hand.”
We can’t divorce our sexual promiscuity from our fiscal promiscuity. Restoring personal responsibility in both areas is what we need today to get our nation back on track.
Unless you’re Mark Sanford, apparently. And let’s go back about six months:
As American society has become more self-centered and materialistic, family and marriage have been imploding…
Marriage and family is the pillar of any healthy society. It is the institution through which children are born and raised and through which time-tested truths and values are transmitted from one generation to the next.
Unless…you’re Mark Sanford. Then you’re “consistent, principled and courageous.”