...If it'd been Time or The Nation giving her semi-favorable mention, I'd'a been checking for Four Horsemen on the horizon. Newsweek still seems unlikely but there it is.
On the other hand, it is Mark Sanford, who has good reason to find Dagny Taggart a sympathetic character and probably figures he can't do his image any harm by admitting Ayn Rand may've had a clue. Actually, Dagny appears to be his type. (Dude, Dagny had several lovers -- But. She. Wasn't. Married!)
...Yeah, I'm beating up on him a bit. I'm not especially forgiving of cheaters; if you want out of a committed relationship, get out, then go hang with your next True Love. Not the other way around. If he'd do that to his wife, what won't he do to the public? --Or the Republic? I guess he's seeing John Edwards and Bill Clinton as positive models of manliness. John Galt was too much of a stretch?
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