MARK Sanford may be America's most repulsive politician. While he was South Carolina's governor, he vanished five days, reportedly hiking the Appalachian Trail, while he secretly flew to South America to be with a lover. Now he has jumped back into politics and won a Republican nomination to Congress. Tuesday, South Carolina voters must choose between him and a sister of comedian Stephen Colbert. If he wins, his state will be a laughingstock at the mercy of other TV comics.
A Mercer County executive proposes that turnpike tolls be removed for West Virginia cars, but retained for out-of-state travelers. That's called the Yankee Clipper plan - clipping northern Yankees as they drive to Florida beaches. We doubt that it would survive a court test.
Regarding the new $250 million George W. Bush presidential library at Southern Methodist University, the Baltimore Sun wrote: "If visitors to the library come away with the impression that Mr. Bush was a man ill-qualified or prepared for office, that he put the nation on the road to deficit spending and, worst of all, lied to the American people about Iraq and plunged the nation into an unnecessary and costly war, then perhaps SMU's newest tourist attraction will serve an important purpose. This was indeed a presidency we should never forget."