Washington Post's Chris Cillizza Calls Mark Sanford 'Turd In Political Punch Bowl'

I find that the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza usually plays things pretty much down the middle, and subscribe to his Fix email blast.

So it came as an unpleasant surprise to find in my inbox a little while ago a Cillizza email, linking to his current Fix column, tthat referred to Mark Sanford as "the turd in the political punch bowl."  Cillizza repeated the line in the column itself. View the screengrab after the jump.

Turd in the punchbowl?  Is that really the most apt metaphor Cillizza could find for who a man who has come back from a political near-death experience?

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