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Mark Sanford: I’m
Running for Congress

National Review, by Jim Geraghty

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/16/2013 12:14:29 PM

Mark Sanford, the three-term congressman and two-term South Carolina governor, is preparing his political comeback, running for the House in the district recently represented by Tim Scott. Sanford garnered national headlines in 2009 as the first governor to turn down President Obama’s stimulus funds — and then made even bigger headlines later in the year when it was revealed that he had departed the state to fly to Argentina to meet with his mistress. A messy divorce followed; a state legislative ad hoc committee voted to censure but not impeach him. He served out the remainder of his term,

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This is an interview, giving Sanford the room to justify his running and answer charges against him.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/16/2013 12:22:20 PM     (No. 9120089)

This dude´s mid-life meltdown should disqualify him for any public office.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/16/2013 12:24:19 PM     (No. 9120097)

Agree with #1. Sanford showed so much promise, but threw his responsibilities and credibility aside to indulge his personal desires. Works for Democrats, not for us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/16/2013 12:27:19 PM     (No. 9120105)

He should be utterly ignored.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 1/16/2013 12:53:17 PM     (No. 9120191)

Just go away...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/16/2013 12:59:09 PM     (No. 9120206)

Really? The Republican Party does not need this. Neither do "We the People".

Looks like he´s taking a page from Weiner.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: msjena, 1/16/2013 1:03:10 PM     (No. 9120216)

RNC, please put up a challenger to this guy!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMom, 1/16/2013 1:06:54 PM     (No. 9120234)

Agree with above posters. Sanford, we don´t need or want you. Go live in Argentina, why don´t you?



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Reply 8 - Posted by: rinohunter, 1/16/2013 1:09:05 PM     (No. 9120244)

From what galaxy is this fool arrive? I hope that the R´s DO NOT support this alien weirdo!
Say good night Mark.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 1/16/2013 1:18:59 PM     (No. 9120272)

Couldn´t find a job?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/16/2013 2:06:35 PM     (No. 9120377)

Sleeze bag
Dirt bag
Trash bag
Scum
Adultress
Loser
Mental case
Narcissistic goon
Slime
Excrement

Stronger adjectives may follow.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/16/2013 2:21:27 PM     (No. 9120407)

Seems like a guy who deserves a second chance. He married his mistress and the behavior of his scorned ex-wife has been instructive. Let he who is without sin...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: judy, 1/16/2013 2:22:49 PM     (No. 9120411)

He´s creepy...my guess is Rove will support him

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dman, 1/16/2013 2:32:03 PM     (No. 9120433)

Placing self above party and country.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Okie 52, 1/16/2013 2:35:38 PM     (No. 9120442)

Mark Sanford made a mistake. And, instead of dodging the issue, he admitted his mistake live on TV. This alone makes him qualified for a 2nd look, because no politician has ever, EVER confessed to a error in judgment like he did and stood up to the consequences.

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Manitouman, 1/16/2013 2:44:44 PM     (No. 9120460)

Forgiveness doesn´t mean you´re required to hang out with the guy. It just means he´s forgiven.

It doesn´t matter what the ex does, it only matters what you do.

Can´t the party do any better? It´s not as though he´s asking to stay in office. He´s asking to be endorsed for an office he´s never had.

Palin did nothing like this guy and can´t get a break from her own party.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rubinski, 1/16/2013 2:51:47 PM     (No. 9120480)

I would consider voting for him if I lived in his state.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: judy, 1/16/2013 2:58:35 PM     (No. 9120499)

His children are the ones I feel for...hope he changes parties..

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/16/2013 2:59:23 PM     (No. 9120502)

#11, slight correction--Sanford and the lady are engaged, not yet married. I agree with #11 and #52.

Any parent who would shower all forms of media, including talk shows, with intimate details of her "victimization", when the possibility of the couple´s four sons watching, reading or hearing is close to 100%, is not what I would call a good mother or a rational person.

I believe it´s highly possible that Mrs. Sanford wanted to be First Lady and was furious when Sanford told her he did not want to run for president. If that is close to the truth, then one should not be surprised that Sanford sought comfort elsewhere.

He slashed our county real estate taxes and I like him very much if only for that reason.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: glorybee, 1/16/2013 3:01:27 PM     (No. 9120512)

Not only did this piece of garbage abandon his wife and four boys,lie and make excuses about his actions for weeks, he abrogated every public responsibility to his state and constituents. I question the personal morals of anyone who would vote for this person to represent them in or out of Congress.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: judy, 1/16/2013 3:10:40 PM     (No. 9120528)

Don´t ever trust a guy who cheats...once a cheater always a cheater...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: wws, 1/16/2013 3:12:10 PM     (No. 9120529)

Forget about the infidelity or relations with his wife - this guy lied about where he was and what he was doing WHILE he was Governor. This was not just a "mistake", this is a fundamental disqualifier for him to EVER hold office again.

He has proved that whenever he faces a conflict between his personal wants and his public duty, his personal wants will win. And that he has NO PROBLEM repeatedly lying to the public about what he´s up to.

And THIS is a guy you think should be qualified for office? Let me guess, because you "believe" him when he claims he stands for "conservative values"???

Of course he only lies to the other women, never to you!!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: AltaD, 1/16/2013 3:27:42 PM     (No. 9120563)

What´s with this "he without out sin" nonsense? The voters have every right to judge him and if I lived in SC I would judge him unfit to represent me.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 1/16/2013 5:12:05 PM     (No. 9120755)

Mistake? That´s B.S. Locking your keys in the car is a mistake. This guy is a cheating liar who ruined his marriage, his career, and his children´s lives.
Oh he´s running as a Democrat? Yes, he made a mistake and it´s only about sex and therefore nobody´s business.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: msjena, 1/16/2013 5:19:28 PM     (No. 9120774)

Whether or not I can forgive Sanford personally has nothing to do with whether he should run on the Republican ticket. The party purports to stand for better moral values than the Democrats. It is bad enough when someone in already in office screws up. Why elect someone who lied to and cheated on his wife and who neglected his duties as governor (remember the "Appalachian trail" disappearance?) to pursue his love affair. No thanks.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Democracy First, 1/16/2013 6:22:55 PM     (No. 9120895)

Forgive him and tell him to go get a real job, or run as a Democrat, because they have no morals and love to let their pervs stay in office a la Billy joe bob Clinton , Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd and Bonnie Fwank.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/16/2013 6:26:40 PM     (No. 9120908)

The media tries hard enough to destroy Republicans as it is. We don´t need to give them an easy target. I hope he has a good challenger.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/16/2013 6:28:18 PM     (No. 9120910)

He disappeared and even his closest aids didn´t know where he was.
I suggest he face East, and start running and not stop when he reaches the Atlantic.

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