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Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford lands job as cable news contributor
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2011 | Steven Nelson

Posted on 10/22/2011 9:39:32 PM PDT by martosko

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who left office in disgrace after a highly publicized affair with his Argentine mistress, has joined the Fox News Channel as a paid contributor.

Sanford famously told staffers and the press that he was “hiking the Appalachian trial” in June 2009 when he was in fact visiting his mistress, Maria Belen Chapur, in Argentina.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: affair; foxnews; marksanford; southcarolina

1 posted on 10/22/2011 9:39:39 PM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

good for Sanford. hope he is getting his life together. we all make mistakes in life.


2 posted on 10/22/2011 9:41:57 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: martosko
all psychos and scumbags wind up in the media, is that it?

I mean, after they get run out of politics.

3 posted on 10/22/2011 9:42:30 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
we all make mistakes in life.

What he did wasn't a 'mistake', what he did was wrong.

4 posted on 10/22/2011 9:43:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: martosko

For Larry Flynt?


5 posted on 10/22/2011 9:43:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: martosko

Should he be publishing poems like a Modern Day Khalil Gibrahn?


6 posted on 10/22/2011 9:44:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: martosko

Will he be doing his commentaries from Argentina?


7 posted on 10/22/2011 9:46:14 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: dfwgator

well, of course. But as Jesus said when those guys were mocking Mary M. for being a prostitute

“he who is without sin cast the first stone”

Yes what he did was a disgrace. I can’t imagine doing that to my wife. its disgusting. but you know what ? Jesus walked among some filthly characters and some of them became his disciples. A 2nd chance is a good thing.


8 posted on 10/22/2011 9:47:13 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

True, but he didn’t leave an entire state in the lurch, either.


9 posted on 10/22/2011 9:54:58 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: martosko

WHY would Fox News think this is a good idea? Sanfords press conference at the time was embarrasing and cringe worthy. Seriously, they couldn’t find anyone better to be a contributor??


10 posted on 10/22/2011 10:00:17 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Yup, and he’s paying taxes too.


11 posted on 10/22/2011 10:01:21 PM PDT by onona (Mod Crush........................................Engaged)
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To: 4buttons
True, but he didn’t leave an entire state in the lurch, either.

The state of South Carolina was not "left in the lurch". Hate to burst anyone's bubble, but the state does not need the governor's minute to minute, hands on attention.

12 posted on 10/22/2011 10:05:17 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: 4buttons

Leaving the country to screw your girlfriend and having your staff lie to the press and public (and, oh yeah, your wife) about it is arguably exactly that.


13 posted on 10/22/2011 10:08:19 PM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“...the state does not need the governor’s minute to minute, hands on attention.”

That may be true, but the gov. is the elected chief executive of a state, shouldn’t his whereabouts be known at all times, at least to his staff?

I think what this man did was a complete disgrace.

It’s only 4 years, if you can’t do the time, don’t run for office.


14 posted on 10/22/2011 10:14:06 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: CaptainK

What will they call his segment? “Hiking the appalachian trail?”


15 posted on 10/22/2011 10:17:36 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

oh yeah, such great moral authority.


16 posted on 10/22/2011 10:34:46 PM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who left office in disgrace after a highly publicized affair with his Argentine mistress, has joined the Fox News Channel as a paid contributor.”

Screw him. He should be sweeping out stalls with the Silky Pony for a living.


17 posted on 10/22/2011 10:36:03 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: floridavoter2

Enough to make me turn off the TV altogether!

EEEEEWWWWW!!


18 posted on 10/22/2011 10:36:50 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: jessduntno

FOX is not a conservative news organization anyways.


19 posted on 10/22/2011 10:45:37 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: wolficatZ

“FOX is not a conservative news organization anyways.”

That may be true, but they are the tallest pygmy in the village.


20 posted on 10/22/2011 10:55:15 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: martosko

So, uh, where’s the beautiful Maria in all this? She still around?


21 posted on 10/22/2011 11:05:33 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: martosko
Political whore to press whore, it's an easy transition.

Perhaps he and Elliot Spitzer can interview each other about their interesting lives some day.

22 posted on 10/22/2011 11:42:32 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: All

23 posted on 10/23/2011 12:03:37 AM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: floridavoter2
WHY would Fox News think this is a good idea? Sanfords press conference at the time was embarrasing and cringe worthy. Seriously, they couldn’t find anyone better to be a contributor??

Seriously, the guy is a joke. Hate to see Fox following CNN into the gutter and hiring a Spitzer-like idiot. There must be 100 people right here on FR who could contribute better. Every time I see Sanford I'm either going to change the channel or laugh. Terrible hire.

24 posted on 10/23/2011 12:18:11 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: martosko

This is just sleazy.


25 posted on 10/23/2011 1:12:10 AM PDT by matthew fuller (9-9-9 ? Just say No! No! No!)
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To: acapesket
...”Enough to make me turn off the TV altogether!

EEEEEWWWWW!!”...

Me, too. I have been heading that way fast for a few months now..They are all after ratings, whatever that takes..I suppose FOX thinks people will tune in to see the man who did all that with very few consequences. It seems the media wants to teach American children that adultery is just another lifestyle and has nothing to do with character..Isn't that what kids learned from Bill Clinton who wanted to know what the meaning of “Is” is? I know that many politicians and others who become visible because of powerful positions begin to live like alley cats..However, once exposed, there should be an uncomfortable public price to pay.

26 posted on 10/23/2011 2:53:58 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: martosko

Bad move, Fox. This guy proved to be completely bereft of integrity. He had it all going for him (many, especially here on FR, called for him to run for President), but he pissed it all away.


27 posted on 10/23/2011 3:11:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: floridavoter2

I had the same thoughts. Great minds think alike and ours do too.


28 posted on 10/23/2011 3:33:22 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: floridavoter2
Seriously, they couldn’t find anyone better to be a contributor??

They already have Geraldo Rivera and Bob Bechel on the payroll, so sometimes they must need to fill some quota.

29 posted on 10/23/2011 4:03:50 AM PDT by Bernard (When the only Problem is overspending, all the Solutions look like TAX INCREASES to liberals...)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
But as Jesus said when those guys were mocking Mary M. for being a prostitute “he who is without sin cast the first stone”

"Those guys" were not mocking "Mary M" (I assume you are referring to Mary(the)Magdalene). The "teachers of the law" and the "Pharisees" were bringing "a woman caught in adultery" to him for judgement, an obvious trap.

There is no Biblical, or other evidence that Mary from Magdala was a prostitute.

That being said, as a native South Carolinian, I do wish Mark Sanford would fade quietly into the background. I cannot imagine being in Jenny's shoes, and having to see this guy on TV, or explain to my two you sons why their philandering "daddy" (I use that term loosely) is still embarrassing them by keeping himself in the spotlight.

He seems to have no sense of shame.

30 posted on 10/23/2011 4:19:37 AM PDT by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: BenKenobi

*snicker*

Best post!

(And another reason not to have cable tv.)


31 posted on 10/23/2011 4:25:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You could be a monthly donor, too. It's easy!)
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To: ottbmare
So, uh, where’s the beautiful Maria in all this? She still around?

Wondering the same thing. Where's the soulmate?

32 posted on 10/23/2011 4:25:49 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: ottbmare
She still around?

I looked it up recently, when the topic arose on the North Carolina forum. As of an interview in August this year, he considered their relationship ongoing.

33 posted on 10/23/2011 4:27:50 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You could be a monthly donor, too. It's easy!)
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To: floridavoter2

AGREED!

Mark Sanford needs to slink away from the public eye

Of all the people qualified to be a news commentator,why dredge up this man who so embarrassed so many innocent and trusting people.

Now he needs to go live quietly with his mistress.


34 posted on 10/23/2011 4:51:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: jocon307

“That may be true, but the gov. is the elected chief executive of a state, shouldn’t his whereabouts be known at all times, at least to his staff?”

For what reason? South Carolinians do all kinds of things without needing a governor.


35 posted on 10/23/2011 6:00:04 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: martosko

Bring back shunning & fire & brimstone!


36 posted on 10/23/2011 6:02:44 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: martosko

I haven’t paid ANY attention to Fox since Ailes hired Rivera.

At the time, I eMailed Ailes to register how disappointed I was at this ‘final’ betrayal of the notion Fox was, somehow, a ‘credible’ outlet for news and opinion.

His response was a snotty note to the effect that ‘ ... every viewpoint must be represented and, after all, Rivera had a rather significant Q and following.’

Given that was his view of what constituted ‘fair and balanced’, I have simply neglected to pay ANY further attention to ALL of Fox News ever since. I NEVER go there for ANYTHING ...

One Man’s Opinion

21stCenturion


37 posted on 10/23/2011 6:36:05 AM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

A mistake is picking up chunky peanut butter instead of smooth. Mark Sanford is a loser who disgraced the office of Governor of SC as well as himself personally. He has the character and moral compass of a roach. While its not agains’t the law to be a slimeball why choose this guy to be a Fox news contributor when there are many other better choices out there?


38 posted on 10/23/2011 7:30:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: sergeantdave

I don’t understand why you don’t see how wrong it was that Gov. Sandford basically snuck out of his state and the country, in fact.

Freakish horrible things can happen at any time, and almost by definition they come without warning.

Suppose something dreadful had happened in So. Carolina and the gov. was nowhere to be found. Our gov. Christie came in for a boatload of criticism when he was in Florida during that bad snowstorm last Christmas. (This was compounded by the fact that the Lt. Gov. was also away. She was in Mexico, iirc. Of course what made this doubly annoying was that the Lt. Gov. is a brand new office here instituted because we’ve been running through Govs a lot recently, recall how McGreevy resigned and Corzine was out of commission after that very bad car accident he was in, but I digress!)

Or, suppose something bad happened in Argentina and he couldn’t return to SC?

And the reason he had for tipping out? To engage in adulterous behavior.

I don’t know, to me there is just no way this is not just selfish, self-indulgent, immature, and very bad.


39 posted on 10/23/2011 10:01:56 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Georgia Girl 2

a lot of phariees in this country. no wonder atheism is looking more and more attractive to more and more people


40 posted on 10/23/2011 11:44:12 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: The_Media_never_lie

nah, it was left in the lurch.


41 posted on 10/24/2011 12:52:41 PM PDT by 4buttons
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