Jenny Sanford, feminist icon

Yes, quite shocking that a knuckle-dragging Christian wife can show more moxie and class than Elliot Spitzer’s wife or Jim McGreevey’s spouse, who were dragged to pressers and to one degree or another were involved in the cover-up and excuse mongering that accompanied their husbands’ political downfall.

This is more than a little reminiscent of the Sarah Palin feeding frenzy (which seems never to die). The sight of a non-liberal, overtly religious, self-possessed woman sends the mainstream media into convulsions. It simply doesn’t compute. Conservative and Christian, but also so smart? It is as if the laws of physics have been suspended.