Hats off to political standouts

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

It’s award season again, and there are a number of awards to hand out for the best and worst our political system had to offer in 2009.

Worst biblical role model for modern-day politicians: King David. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Colorado Sen. John Ensign have both compared their “plight” — getting caught breaking their marriage vows — with that of King David. “I remain committed to rebuilding the trust that has been committed to me over the next 18 months, and it is my hope that I…