Well, yet another moralizing politician laid low by personal peccadillo's. S.C. Gov Sanford, once considered presidential material, and having famously grandstanded about stimulus money, has been revealed to be cheating on his wife.
I have some empathy for the guy, but no sympathy. He's human, and is thus subject to tugs and temptations, like all of us. And like all of us, he succumbed to one of them.
It's a tragedy for his family, particularly. It is one thing to cheat on your spouse, it is quite another to have that be a national media feeding frenzy. So, I have a bit of empathy for him on the human level.
But, no sympathy, really. I saw several newscasts last night where he was critical of others with similar defalcations. Yes, not only is he guilty of violating his wedding vows and humiliating his wife, but he's guilty of one of the most dangerous political sins. Hypocrisy. It's like watching a car wreck; morbidly fascinating.
A self-aggrandizing moralizing hypocrite. But also a person with feelings and emotions. So, empathy, but no sympathy.