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The case against Mark
Sanford for Congress

Daily Caller, by Matt K. Lewis

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/8/2013 5:49:38 AM

We’ve been hearing rumblings about it for a while now, but National Review’s Jim Geraghty is hinting that former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford may announce for Congress early next month. I, for one, hope he does not. And it’s not about the sex, either. This old AP lede explains why Sanford has disqualified himself from public service: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will cut short a secretive Appalachian Trail hike and return to work Wednesday after revelations he’d been gone for four days with no contact with his staff, wife or state leaders. (Emphasis mine.)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/8/2013 6:06:48 AM     (No. 9104383)

All during the Clinton scandal we heard that a politician´s private life had nothing to do with performing his job in office.

Of course when you run with a party that preaches family values those sorts of sins are unforgivable.

What bugs me more than anything about this is the good ole double standards that republicans need to be paragons of virtue while liberals can´ get away with everything because they don´t run on family.

The problem right now is the republican brand is under assault by leftists crawling out under rocks,so they have to keep their noses squeaky clean.

I don´t agree with Sanford´s behavior in office but i also understand how a man can become enthralled and obsessed over a woman.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dittohead, 1/8/2013 6:30:48 AM     (No. 9104401)

He needs to go back to Columbia or where ever he found this beauty and STAY.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muguy, 1/8/2013 6:44:23 AM     (No. 9104421)

Why won´t this fool just go away?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/8/2013 6:53:36 AM     (No. 9104435)

Sanford might be able to win in New York but he can´t win in South Carolina. Bless his heart.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/8/2013 7:27:31 AM     (No. 9104472)

Sanford was a victim of a loveless marriage. Could he have handled it better? Sure. Did he commit an unpardonable sin? Have you seen what these other clowns have been up to?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/8/2013 7:44:00 AM     (No. 9104495)

Regardless of Sanfords marriage status, he violated SC law when he left South Carolina for his little love tryst and did not name anyone to be in charge as required by South Carolina law.
We do not respect him and do not want him to be our Congressman.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judith, 1/8/2013 8:35:24 AM     (No. 9104566)

Immoral behavior, neglecting his duties, appearance of mental and emotional problems. He´s perfect for congress!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/8/2013 9:04:50 AM     (No. 9104621)

#2, actually she´s from Argentina. This may be a bad photo, but she looks pretty rough! And, they´re now allegedly married. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/sc-gov-mark-sanford-wed-ex-mistress-maria-belen-chapur-article-1.1144950

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Reply 9 - Posted by: southron, 1/8/2013 9:52:09 AM     (No. 9104715)

Although Sanford posed as having conservative values he was careful to be politically correct in his actions - as though he was more concerned with the reaction of the liberal media than South Carolinians - he was a lousy governor - all technique and no substance.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/8/2013 10:28:48 AM     (No. 9104792)

Sanford? You´re kidding. I thought he was touring the looney bins of Argentina ...

Well, hell, why not Sanford ... the perfect face of the New Republican Party ....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/8/2013 10:46:51 AM     (No. 9104834)

He´s a weak, wimpy, dishonest man. We don´t need those.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/8/2013 10:51:25 AM     (No. 9104849)

I am fascinated that LDotters know that Sanford was " a victim of a loveless marriage". Pretty insider stuff.

Oddly that is often the line the guy on the next bar stool uses when making his initial pitch, and the usual excuse put forth when he gets caught with his pants down. It is probably engraved on a pyramid somewhere.

When a married someone becomes "enthralled" with someone other than their spouse, it is they who are usually the unloving one who is working on creating a loveless marriage.

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