The revelations made by the Governor of South Carolina today were very sad. I feel for her wife and children, and I am sure that the public nature of the revelations make things harder for his wife.

That said, the comments made yesterday (before Sanford made his announcement) by the former standard bearer of the Democratic Party shows his complete lack of class. He said, ” it is too bad the Governor of Alaska didn’t go missing:

Sen. Kerry jokes: ‘Too bad’ Gov. Sarah Palin didn’t go missing

By Rachelle Cohen

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Kerry must have been channeling his inner Letterman yesterday.

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The Bay State senator was telling a group of business and civic leaders in town at his invitation about the “bizarre’’ tale of how South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had “disappeared for four days’’ and claimed to be hiking along the Appalachian Trail, but no one was really certain of his whereabouts.

“Too bad,’’ Kerry said, “if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’

The Democratic-centric crowd laughed.

Of course, Kerry couldn’t know that 24-hours later the Sanford story would get even stranger when the Republican governor confessed he had actually been in Argentina over Father’s Day weekend – a long, long way from the Appalachian Trail – and with his paramour, no less.

So if Palin is keeping count of potential GOP presidential rivals, well, another one just bit the dust.

Kerry and David Letterman will just have to cope with that.