Rep. Mark Sanford, whose extramarital dalliance abroad while governor of South Carolina led to scandal, took his mistress-turned-fiancée, María Belén Chapur, to Israel in August, on a trip paid for by American Israel Education Foundation, congressional records show. Such privately funded trips are typically limited to relatives, but Sanford, who won election to the House in a special election earlier in the year, asked for and received a special exemption to take Belén Chapur along. Sanford gave a two-word answer on the congressional travel form when asked why he wanted to participate in the Israel trip. "Educational purposes," he wrote
Forget the countless examples we see of liberal hypocrisy on a daily basis.As far as the left is concerned,Sanford is the head villain of hypocrisy over breaking the republican tag line of family values. This is the same kind of mindless nitpicking they did with Palin that eventually drove her out of office.
Forget the almost daily stories of inner city bosses and politicans who take bribes or embezzle money from the government.Sanford´s violation is much worse than jesse jr.stealing almost a million bucks or Rev.Wright´s daughter stealing over half a million from a State dept fund."Rising dem star" Cory Booker also takes the cake.
The left can steal and cheat on their wives till the cows come home because they don´t run on family values.
1. The trip was funded by a private entity, the "American Israel Education Foundation," it´s not a use or abuse of our taxpayer dollars.
2. Sanford "asked for and received a special exemption to take Belén Chapur along." Also note that Sanford´s request contained the following: "AIEF has made an unsolicited offer to pay for the expenses of her travel."
We in Sanford´s district voted for him to retake his former Congressional seat, vacated by Tim Scott, a Sanford supporter, because we know Sanford, we know he´s a good legislator, and we like him. The same cannot be said for his ex-spouse.
As a fellow South Carolinean but not from Sanfords district, I agree with everything #6 said. Let me add, Sanford fled this state, lied about being on a hiking trip and left SC without a Chief Executive.
I warned that Sanford would be the gift that keeps on taking for the GOP, and he is proving me right. He is not yet done embarrassing himself and all those who alibi-ed his previous insane conduct. Stand by for many more Sanford stories.
Tammy Duffy is a radiation health physicist from New Jersey. She had a question about Obamacare, which a navigator couldn’t answer. So, she googled it and found more than she bargained for. Joe Schoffstall at the Capitol City Project reported yesterday that Duffy “was talking with Obamacare Navigators one day and asked a question regarding people who are self-employed, in which they could not provide an answer. She then asked for a copy of the manual, which they would not give her since it’s not meant to be available to the public.” Well, when she decided to harness the power
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Sunday marked the second anniversary of the death of Christopher Hitchens, the celebrated British-born essayist who started his career on the hard-left only to end it as the most articulate supporter of the Iraq War. Hitchens, who died of esophageal cancer at age 62, was a beautiful writer, a fierce debater and a legendary bon vivant. Over the next week, The Daily Caller will post memorable Hitchens interviews and debates that continue to live on online. Below are five great Hitchens takedowns. Enjoy. 1.) Hitchens defends Western values: “So unless you are willing to commit suicide for yourself and for this culture, get
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Valerie Jarrett, Obama´s Rasputin, unwittingly provided us an answer to the question of why the Obama Presidency is such a man-caused disaster. There are few people who are close to the notoriously insular Barack Obama (a former aide, Neera Tanden, said that "Obama doesn´t call anyone, and he´s not close to almost anyone. It´s stunning that he´s in politics, because he really doesn´t like people") but Valerie Jarrett is among the select few. They have been friends for decades; she introduced Barack to Michelle; she is a constant presence in the White House, and highly unusual for a White House
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In 2000, shortly after Hillary Clinton was elected to represent New York in the Senate, I was honored when she called seeking my advice.(snip)Hillary is a patriot who loves her country completely. Her deep commitment to public service and progressive causes runs through her veins. At the State Department, she proved to be an outstanding diplomat. She rolled up her sleeves and went to work repairing relationships with heads of state around the world. From the evolving conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq to the turbulent Arab Spring, Hillary was always a steady hand on the foreign policy rudder. Over the years, Hillary and