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Scarborough: GOP needs to speak out on Sansom

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Joescarboroughmsnbc Joe Scarborough in the Pensacola News Journal today: Though this is the most difficult column I have everSansom  written, it is also one of the most important. We can never allow our personal prejudices to trump our public values. When that happens, we are no longer leaders.

So how are Florida's elected leaders responding to this moral crisis?

What I have seen so far is not encouraging.

Monday, Speaker Sansom received a standing ovation from Tallahassee Republicans. He was showered with effusive praise for quitting a job he should have never taken.

It was every bit as jarring as watching Al Gore call Bill Clinton the greatest president in U.S. history minutes after Clinton had been impeached.

The scene of politicians wildly cheering their party boss for giving back ill-gotten gains was just as bizarre.

Will they now praise their children for returning stolen goods after getting caught by security guards? Will they issue a commemorative plate for disgraced Sen. Ted Stevens if he returns his Viking range to lobbyists?

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