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Gov. Sanford Won't Explain Missing Wedding Ring
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 21, 2009 | Real Clear Politics

Posted on 07/21/2009 10:54:19 AM PDT by ianschwartz

At a Tuesday afternoon press conference Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) would not answer a question about not having a wedding ring on his hand.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: marksanford; ring

1 posted on 07/21/2009 10:54:20 AM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: ianschwartz

His wife probably put it where only his proctologist will be able to retrieve it.


2 posted on 07/21/2009 10:55:40 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: ianschwartz

You mean this turkey hasn’t resigned yet?


3 posted on 07/21/2009 10:56:14 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: ianschwartz

Only Belen knows for sure.


4 posted on 07/21/2009 10:56:20 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: ianschwartz

Based on what I have heard, this man is clearly in a mid-life crisis.

If you read in detail what these people in MLC do/say, and the stages, this is classic!

Go to divorcebusting.com and then to the midlife crisis section for details.


5 posted on 07/21/2009 10:56:55 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ianschwartz

He likely took it off because probably no longer considers himself married.

What a sordid affair. We need to exorcise those among our kind who like to cheat on their spouses.


6 posted on 07/21/2009 10:57:33 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: dirtboy

If he were married to my wife, he wouldn’t have that finger.


7 posted on 07/21/2009 10:57:54 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: dirtboy

LMAO! I hope this means she dumped the whiny lovestruck cheater....he doesn’t deserve her.


8 posted on 07/21/2009 10:58:23 AM PDT by tioga
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To: dblshot

You have a good wife. Sounds like you need to keep her, too.


9 posted on 07/21/2009 10:58:45 AM PDT by twigs
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To: dblshot

finger? st. lorena has a better plan for the cheat.


10 posted on 07/21/2009 10:59:22 AM PDT by tioga
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To: dirtboy

I hope Sanford resigns soon. As a South Carolinian I am ashamed.

Just what in the H#$% was he thinking when he took his political life in his hands, and threw it away?


11 posted on 07/21/2009 10:59:38 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: ianschwartz

I have to say I have become the biggest Mark Sanford fan since these revelations. As a man, I cannot imagine being so into a chick that I would write such gay love letters. So to see a wealthy, successful man like Mark Sanford so in love that he would do so— gives me hope.


12 posted on 07/21/2009 11:00:15 AM PDT by exist
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To: ianschwartz

That question answers itself.


13 posted on 07/21/2009 11:00:29 AM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: hsmomx3

Manopause.


14 posted on 07/21/2009 11:01:11 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: ianschwartz

Why should he answer such a stupid question?


15 posted on 07/21/2009 11:01:29 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: JudyinCanada

I will try and find the stuff and post it here. It is amazing and it does not only happen to men.


16 posted on 07/21/2009 11:02:45 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: tioga

LMAO! I hope this means she dumped the whiny lovestruck cheater....he doesn’t deserve her.
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100% agree and I was thrilled to see that she didn’t stay by this dirtbag’s side during the press conference like all those other guy’s wives did.

She set a good example for their kids to follow and one they will be proud of later in life when they realize what kind of guts it took for her to take a stand.


17 posted on 07/21/2009 11:02:59 AM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: ianschwartz

The ring doesn’t matter. It’s just a symbol of love, fidelity and committment. He’s shown his wife none of three. The only other reason to wear it is to signify his marriage contract to another woman but everyone at this point is aware of that legal status.


18 posted on 07/21/2009 11:03:12 AM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: exist

The Duke of Windsor gave up the throne and never regretted it.


19 posted on 07/21/2009 11:04:04 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Armedanddangerous

You said — What a sordid affair. We need to exorcise those among our kind who like to cheat on their spouses.

Amen to that... RINO begone!


20 posted on 07/21/2009 11:05:02 AM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: tioga

She dumped him months ago. They were separated when he went to Argentina.


21 posted on 07/21/2009 11:05:17 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: ianschwartz

He’s hoping for a re-committment ceremony where he can catch the bouquet.


22 posted on 07/21/2009 11:07:42 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (http://obamaclock.org/)
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To: JudyinCanada

Conway has some good articles on this:

http://www.midlife.com/index.php/articles-for-help/problems/men-in-midlife-crisis-p


23 posted on 07/21/2009 11:10:11 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: dirtboy

The Reporters should ask if anything else has een cut off of his anatomy? Maybe HE isn’t a he anymore after his Wife rightfully got done with him?


24 posted on 07/21/2009 11:22:56 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: tioga

Sniffle! You beat me to it:-)


25 posted on 07/21/2009 11:24:33 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: ianschwartz

Just a couple months ago, “Sanford/Palin 2012” was a common writing here. How things have changed in so short a time.

I don’t know what pisses me off more — a serial creep like Clinton who screws around repeatedly, knowing nothing will happen to his political career, or a so-called “family values” type like Sanford who thinks he can slide by in a tryst without being detected.


26 posted on 07/21/2009 11:26:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: ianschwartz
Thank goodness nothing is important going on in Washington, D.C., so that the media can focus on important stuff like this...
27 posted on 07/21/2009 11:39:43 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: ScottinVA

Though he is not Presidential timber, I do believe the next Republican President should appoint Sanford Secretary of State. He is the GOP expert on foreign affairs.


28 posted on 07/21/2009 11:45:50 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: ianschwartz

Sounds like Divorce Court and off to Argentina.


29 posted on 07/21/2009 11:46:12 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: exist
>So to see a wealthy, successful man like Mark Sanford so in love that he would do so— gives me hope

Mel Gibson's divorce
will cost him half a billion!
And for a re-tread!

30 posted on 07/21/2009 12:02:15 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: ianschwartz

Sometimes “the Precious” will slip off of its own accord.


31 posted on 07/21/2009 12:04:21 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: twigs

Oh yeah, she’s a keeper.


32 posted on 07/21/2009 12:06:36 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: exist

Interesting post. One thing is for sure...this isn’t your usual sordid affair. It’s pretty evident that he fell in love with this woman and struggled with it for months.

Apparently, his wife giving him the boot made up his mind. It must have been tough though, everyone that knows him knows he loves his family. He had to have an idea of the consequences when it was found out. It is always found out!

Love hurts...oh well.


33 posted on 07/21/2009 5:17:55 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: hsmomx3

This man has had adulterous afairs before it has nothing to do with a midlife crisis.


34 posted on 07/21/2009 5:19:26 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: tioga

One could only hope.


35 posted on 07/21/2009 5:20:15 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: dblshot
If he were married to my wife, he wouldn’t have that finger.

If the SOB were married to my wife he'd be without a di*k, or he'd be dead.(or both)

36 posted on 07/21/2009 5:35:04 PM PDT by dearolddad
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To: MBB1984
Though he is not Presidential timber, I do believe the next Republican President should appoint Sanford Secretary of State. He is the GOP expert on foreign affairs.

I was hoping (before this scandal) that Mark Sanford would run for President. As all this has unfolded, it's become clear that he is entirely without honor and may be mentally unstable.

Rambling press conferences where he talks about his love affair, reports that he asked his wife to go see his mistress, and being absent for days on end, even lying to his staff about where he was... all this points to Sanford being unfit for any job that had him representing and protecting the American people. He can't even manage to protect his own interests, or those of his children or his wife.

Mark Sanford has no business being in a position of leadership or trust for many, many years, possible ever.

37 posted on 07/21/2009 5:53:57 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Mitt Romney: Would you buy a used car from this man?)
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To: sabe@q.com

I did not know that but here is some stuff on MLC that many swear by:

http://www.divorcebusting.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1018599&site_id=1


38 posted on 07/21/2009 8:34:44 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: MBB1984
I do believe the next Republican President should appoint Sanford Secretary of State. He is the GOP expert on foreign affairs."

Sanford is sharp, no doubt, but I don't agree he should be nominated to any national-level capacity for a while. His horn-dog behavior would be an instant source of embarrassment for a Republican administration (note I said "Republican," because that type of activity is added points for the dems). My first choice for SecState would be John Bolton.

39 posted on 07/22/2009 5:39:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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