Many lessons to learn from Sanford's election

info@islandpacket.comMay 13, 2013 

What are we teaching our children with the results of the latest congressional election?

Perhaps they will learn political ideology trumps personal integrity. How else can one interpret the Hilton Head Republican Club's get-out-the-vote advertising, which avoided using their candidate's name?

Perhaps they will learn that sour grapes is a winning strategy, i.e., decrying your opponent for accepting outside contributions when you would have been only too ready to accept the same if your party's backers had provided them.

Perhaps they will learn that repeatedly proclaiming something makes it true, i.e., saying your opponent will vote in lock-step with her party in direct contradiction to what your opponent promises.

As a child, I was taught to respect my elders, but I don't believe there is much to be respected about the adults who put Mark Sanford back in political office. Our children and our country deserve better.

Margaret E. Conn

Hilton Head Island

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