Hmm. What Do You Think Of This?

  1. katievs

    Ick.

  2. Whiskey Sam

    Evidently repentance for an extramarital affair now means marrying your mistress after your divorce is final.  Don’t cry for me, Argentina.

  3. Stu In Tokyo

    I’m proud to say I don’t  have a clue who this lying sack of excrement is.

  4. Israel P.

    Lipstick on a pig.

  5. swatter

    True, I love the class of the original Lady Sanford, but what the heck?  If everytime a guy has an affair it disqualifies him from public office, the Democrats wouldn’t have anyone running for office.

    Still, throw him in with the rest and see who comes out the R candidate.  I still remember talk of him being in the running for President.  He’s gotta have some smarts (that leaves me a lot of wiggle room by using ‘some’.

  6. The Mugwump

    Sanford is deluded.  It doesn’t matter what he says; we conservatives hold our own to certain standards of behavior.  He failed the fidelity test.   

  7. Mollie Hemingway

    I was a big fan of this guy. His politics and mine are quite similar. As such, I was quite disappointed by his treatment of his family, his lying to his state, etc.

    There’s something I don’t like about the casual dismissal of what he’s done.

  8. tabula rasa

    “I’ve experienced how none of us goes through life without mistakes . . . .”

    Is this something he did, or something that happened to him?

    When the word “mistake” covers a simple addition error and very public adultery by an elected official it’s pretty well lost all meaning.

    The spirit of Orwell weeps.

  9. Pseudodionysius

    Reality show pilot upcoming 3,2,1….

  10. KC Mulville

    It’s a shame. I used to love Aaron Copland’s music, especially the masterpiece Fanfare for the Common Man. But now that piece, and its style, has been so overused to represent “down home America” that it’s become a parody of itself. Now, the second I hear the long, slow brass and woodwinds, I get a spider sense that someone is trying to manipulate me. 

    As soon as I heard the music in this ad, it triggered that same dread. Then I thought, OK, what else could he have done?

    I have nothing against forgiveness, but I’m not much for manipulation.

  11. jkumpire

    Sanford = Lame

    If you can’t stay committed to your wife and mother of your children, how can you expect anyone to believe you might keep to your principles in Washington, especially after compromising your office by flying to Argentina every 5 minutes for a relaxing weekend tryst. 

    If you had the guts to divorce your wife then develop a new relationship it’s bad, but not as bad as what he did. He put his political party at risk of being blown out of the statehouse and turning his party into an object of derision. Enjoy retirement or the business world with your mistress/wife. You burned your bridges in politics. 

  12. raycon and lindacon

    I promise, I really, really do, that I will be faithful…this time.

  13. Byron Horatio
    jkumpire: Sanford = Lame

    If you can’t stay committed to your wife and mother of your children, how can you expect anyone to believe you might keep to your principles in Washington, especially after compromising your office by flying to Argentina every 5 minutes for a relaxing weekend tryst.

    I’m gunna step in front of the batting cage machine here and defend the guy.  Sure, he’s reprehensible for what he did to his wife and family.  But if he’s genuinely apologetic and reformed (who am I to say?) then I’ve got nothing against him.  And even if he’s not apologetic deep down, what business of it is mine? 

    I think one can be a dishonest and incredibly indecent individual while still being a very principled leader.  Warren Harding was a horrible husband and would have made Bill Clinton blush, but was arguably one of the most principled presidents we ever had. 

  14. Kervinlee

    Couldn’t he have learned about “a God of second chances” before he had his affair?

  15. Mr. Dart

    The primary is March 19th and the Republican field consists of 16 candidates including Mark Sanford.  One must get 50% or there will be a run-off on April2nd of the top two.  I suspect nobody will get 50% in a field that large but I think Sanford will make the run-off. 

    The dimensions of SC-1 have changed due to the addition of one US Congressional District, but Mark used to represent this district and first won it in 1994 with 66% of the vote.  (Re-elected twice with 96% and 91%) The Charleston/ Beaufort part of the district is still there and that’s where he’s strongest.

    If he were trying to run in the Upstate he wouldn’t stand a chance IMHO.  But Charleston… he could get the nomination.  Whoever does will likely run against the sister of a cable TV comedian May7th.  Some Republican primary voters might make the calculation that Sanford would have a tough time getting the female vote against a female Democrat with a semi-famous brother.  The polling that exists is pretty spotty but shows Sanford in the lead probably just due to name recognition.

    Oh, the ad?  Not great.

  16. Byron Horatio

    To elaborate, I don’t think he should run for office again especially after using his position to travel to Argentina for an affair.  I’m only taking issue with people conflating infidelity with lack of principle in other areas. 

  17. skoook

    Ya But

    Sanford has never been a political hack, the name recognition candidates in the 14 person R field are world class hacks. The job is to be effective in a group of 435 . Sanford knows how to do this, his overt personal mistake pales in comparison to the crimes of  Progressives. He will get my vote.

    The effectiveness vote

  18. Spin

    The other day my brother posted something on Facebook about a soldier being tried for urinating on some dead Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. My brother was lamenting that the guy was facing a Court Martial, having served honorably in all other ways, and the guys he urinated on were murdering rapist thugs.  My response was simply this:  we are of a higher moral character than our enemies.  We don’t do what they do.  

    But I began thinking about this and I began to question myself.  Are we (Americans) really of a higher moral character?  It seems, more and more, we are not.  

  19. Mr. Dart
    skoook: Ya But

    Sanford has never been a political hack, the name recognition candidates in the 14 person R field are world class hacks. The job is to be effective in a group of 435 . Sanford knows how to do this, his overt personal mistake pales in comparison to the crimes of  Progressives. He will get my vote.

    The effectiveness vote · 4 minutes ago

    I’m hearing the contenders to Sanford are Limehouse, Patrick, McCoy, and Grooms with Ted Turner’s son as the wild card.  Are any of these guys up with effective ads skook?

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