As a congressman, Mark Sanford voted in favor of three of four articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, citing the need for "moral legitimacy." As a Governor, he's just admitted to having an affair of his own. Will he step down?
Doesn't look that way.
And you know what, I really don't care. Like you, I'm tired of hearing about every single politician screwing around on their wives. Does it have anything to do with their job performance? No. Does it endanger the citizenry? No. Does it throw into question your trust of that politician? Ha! Trick question. You should never trust a politician.
These are people who time and time again have shown that they have a questionable relationship with the very idea of morality. These are people who think ethics is situational, not absolute. These are people whose voting records can be directly linked to their donor records. Of course they screw around on their wives. The wives are mostly for show anyway.
The fact that this Governor went missing (out of country no less) for a week to see his lover is a much bigger issue than the fact that he actually had one. But that doesn't sell news coverage to the same degree that extra-marital affairs do. The only way the media will stop trying to get you riled up about this cheating that doesn't matter is if you stop caring.
And then every time they report it, you can loudly proclaim to anyone within earshot that you couldn't care less. That would help.