The Washington Examiner reported a comment by Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt (r – lobbyists) on the Mark Sanford (r – Argentina) story:
Bad timing on Sanford affair for congressional Republicans
By: Susan Ferrechio
Chief Congressional Correspondent
06/24/09 4:54 PM EDT
“…This can be a distraction,” Blunt said of the Ensign and Sanford scandals. “But I think the issues are big enough that they will quickly overcome the distraction…”
The Examiner also included this background in their article:
Washington Examiner – online screen shot, June 25, 2009
Except, that wasn’t the original content.
Our friends at Fired Up got a few screen shots referring to the original content: Washington Examiner scrubs reference to Roy Blunt affair from story on Mark Sanford affair
Google search result with the original language – via Fired Up.
David Catanese at KY3 Political Notebook noticed the original:
Uh, the Internets are forever. Oh, and that thing about “distractions”? Wishful thinking.