And then for one day, even the perfect storm was replaced by -- What else? -- a perfect mess, the kind of scandal we've come to expect in August. The governor of New Jersey said he is quitting after revealing he had added a boyfriend to his traditional marriage. The wife stood by but did not say she was staying on. A man who was on the state payroll for a while is also threatening to sue the governor for sexual harassment. It's a new twist to a perennial political story to be sure but one with the same old ending: In politics, hypocrisy is still a felony. There was so much news last week that even the presidential candidates were pushed off TV, but isn't August when they're supposed to be resting anyway?
I don't know about you, but I surrender. I've had enough news. We need to get back to the old ways.
By Bob Schieffer