Earlier today I flagged a RedState post by Erick Erickson as one of the more egregious examples of a media outlet credulously swallowing the Sanford cover stories. Erickson is back with a follow-up post in light of today’s revelations. It’s titled the “The Real Lessons of Mark Sanford’s ‘Hike.’”
Late Update: TPM Reader BB’s exegesis of the latest Erickson post:
I love … the method in which social conservatives distance themselves from wrongdoers. Instead of putting together a cogent analysis of a immoral politician’s positions and contending that said politician did little to champion the cause of social conservatism, they merely say that since the politician acted poorly, then he must not have been a true social conservative. It’s a very common logical fallacy in these situations.
Moreover, I love Erickson’s insinuation that Sanford doesn’t attend a bible study, when in fact Sanford professed his Christian faith repeatedly in the press conference and even discussed his affiliation with the C Street Foundation, a Congressional Christian bible study.
Erickson’s ability to retroactively select his allies is rather impressive.
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