Sanford; Energy Bill; Healthcare; Michael Jackson, RIP

Mark Sanford's fall from grace raises the issue of what's wrong with men and a first-time-ever LRC conversation about SEX. Bob says scratch a puritan and you find a philanderer, Tony prefers his scoundrels take their lumps and not cry about it public, and everyone thinks Sanford's wife's a winner. The Waxman-Markey Clean Energy Act is up for a vote today, and we weigh in before knowing the results. Tony believes that Obama's credibility is on the line if it goes down, something devoutly wished for by the Republicans in Congress. Healthcare public option hits a snag. Arianna says it's not the will of the people, it's the lobbyists who are exercising their special interests power who are killing the prospects for a public option and real reform. Finally, a brief reminder that the King of Pop no longer moonwalks on this earth.

Banner image: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks during a press conference at the State Capitol June 24, in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: Davis Turner/Getty Images