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Are you ready for Congressman Mark Sanford?
Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 01/16/2013 10:27:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind

He's been thinking about some sort of political comeback since mid-2011 at least, which is no surprise from a guy who first ran for Congress in his early 30s. In fairness, policy-wise, he's always been extremely good on government spending, something Washington needs now more than ever.

Anyone know of any other Congress-eligible Republicans in South Carolina who are extremely good on spending? Between DeMint and Tim Scott, I'm thinking … pretty much all of them are. Oh well:

Geraghty: How long have you been thinking about a return to politics?

Sanford: This came out of the blue, for all the obvious reasons. I thought my time in politics was over. That was a chapter of life, and I had moved on.

I’m not saying it was God-ordained or anything like that, but a series of rather miraculous events have coincided here, that did not escape the attention of the friends who were urging me to look at this.

Senators retire once every thousand years, and the governor appoints, lo and behold, the guy who held the seat and district that I used to represent years ago in Congress. Then the phone lines light up, and you start getting e-mails. That’s sort of normal if you’ve once been in one spot, but the duration and intensity is unusual.

I was coming out of my building I live in, and an old-timer stops me and grabs me, and says, “Mark, you’ve got to do that. You were a good congressman. You’ve got to run for Congress.” Then that night, I was going for a run, running through the streets of downtown Charleston at night, and somebody starts flashing his [car headlights] at me. I have no idea who it is, and then I see it’s a local city-council guy and he’s telling me, saying, “Mark, you gotta do this.” It became absurd. You have to listen.

He’s announcing his candidacy today. My memory of his demise as governor isn’t the affair itself but his bizarre willingness to ramble about it in interviews in the most effusive terms. Somehow he turned something that’s unfortunately almost mundane among politicians into a circus, even more so than worse offenders like David Vitter who decided to shut up about his failings after the obligatory press conference. The state House of Representatives ended up censuring him on an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, mainly I think out of embarrassment. The question, I guess, is whether after all that Sanford will ever be taken fully seriously again as a legislator or if he’s doomed to “hiking the Appalachian Trail” jokes unto eternity. You tell me. One of the reddest states in the union doesn’t have any young political talent that can do better in this role?

According to one local Republican consultant, he’s the “clear favorite” in the election. Again, oh well.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: congressman; elizabethbusch; marksanford; southcarolina; stephencolbert

1 posted on 01/16/2013 10:27:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe we can run Lance Armstrong for Congress, but he’s probably a Democrat.


2 posted on 01/16/2013 10:30:55 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If his wife couldn’t trust him...


3 posted on 01/16/2013 10:32:57 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: SeekAndFind
Are you ready for Congressman Mark Sanford?

Gladly, if voters in SC's 1st Congressional District (Charleston) elect him to represent them in the U.S. House.

(Elitist, poo-pooing, snarky headline to this story. But you can see that.)
4 posted on 01/16/2013 10:33:31 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: SeekAndFind

Please tell me it ain’t so.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 10:33:31 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: SeekAndFind

Better than a barack obama.


6 posted on 01/16/2013 10:39:25 AM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: Moonman62
Maybe we can run Lance Armstrong for Congress, but he’s probably a Democrat.

In Texas, they might. Doesn't live in the Charleston, SC area.
7 posted on 01/16/2013 10:41:05 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Perhaps in SC they can interview people as they are released from prison to see if they would make a good candidate.


8 posted on 01/16/2013 10:44:47 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some people have no shame.


9 posted on 01/16/2013 10:49:55 AM PST by FES0844
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To: FES0844
RE: Some people have no shame.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 10:58:15 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Sanford should run as a Democrat. Then his infidelity would be a resume enhancer.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 10:58:55 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: SeekAndFind

NO. And not his filthy Argentenian whore, either—why does the SC GOP keep doing this to us?


12 posted on 01/16/2013 11:05:56 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

NO. And not his filthy Argentenian whore, either—why does the SC GOP keep doing this to us?


13 posted on 01/16/2013 11:06:00 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

NO. And not his filthy Argentenian whore, either—why does the SC GOP keep doing this to us?


14 posted on 01/16/2013 11:06:00 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

NO. And not his filthy Argentenian whore, either—why does the SC GOP keep doing this to us?


15 posted on 01/16/2013 11:06:04 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

NO. And not his filthy Argentenian whore, either—why does the SC GOP keep doing this to us?


16 posted on 01/16/2013 11:06:14 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

NO. And not his filthy Argentenian whore, either—why does the SC GOP keep doing this to us?


17 posted on 01/16/2013 11:06:26 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

NO. And not his filthy Argentenian whore, either—why does the SC GOP keep doing this to us?


18 posted on 01/16/2013 11:06:26 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind; moder_ator

I have no idea why I multiple posted. Please delete excess, and if you know why it happened, please let me know.


19 posted on 01/16/2013 11:08:39 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

lol! It happens. At least you made a strong point.
That man is disgusting and ajoke. And obviously he cannot be trusted.


20 posted on 01/16/2013 11:16:27 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: Moonman62
Perhaps in SC they can interview people as they are released from prison to see if they would make a good candidate.

I'm sure you're not serious, but I wonder if this was a humorous comment. If not, Sanford served no prison time.
21 posted on 01/16/2013 11:21:19 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: Mamzelle

Need to place the giggle switch on `semi-auto’.

;^)


22 posted on 01/16/2013 11:25:19 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: SeekAndFind

“I’m not saying it was God-ordained or anything like that, but a series of rather miraculous events have coincided here, that did not escape the attention of the friends who were urging me to look at this.”

Well that and its $174 grand a year.


23 posted on 01/16/2013 11:25:48 AM PST 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: apocalypto

After humiliating his party, making a laughing stock of his state, making fools of his conservative supporters, he wants to flaunt his disgusting, probably diseased, PUTA in our faces. BAH. And you know, it’ll probably happen. But he won’t have any tea party support.


24 posted on 01/16/2013 11:27:12 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

The political trash have no shame.


25 posted on 01/16/2013 11:30:33 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Mamzelle
But he won’t have any tea party support.

Oh, you're goofing around! Otherwise, you simply don't know what you're talking about. I apologize for my earlier replies to you.
26 posted on 01/16/2013 11:31:44 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: elcid1970
http://www.fitsnews.com/2011/01/26/mark-and-maria-love-is-in-the-air/

Here's a photo of Mark the Horny and his "fiance" Maria La Puta. Why do they even bother to wear pants? Clearly they need to be able to make the beast with two backs at the slightest notice...

27 posted on 01/16/2013 11:35:23 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Resettozero

Tea Party is 60% women, and not hot and horny South American thong-swingers like La Puta, but moms and grandmoms and working wives. Think we like the priapic Mark? We wanted Jenny to run, but she’s turned us down.


28 posted on 01/16/2013 11:37:45 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

I have wondered where Mark is getting his condom money these days, since he was supported by the heiress Jenny and had no money of his own to speak of. Since all he wants to do in life is fornicate, why not become a porn star?


29 posted on 01/16/2013 11:42:03 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
We wanted Jenny to run, but she’s turned us down.

Then, you have every right to complain, living in the district. I'll just butt out now. Thanks for increasing my word power.
30 posted on 01/16/2013 11:46:48 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: SeekAndFind

Fortunately SC requires a run-off with the top tow candidates if no one get the majority in the primary. So even if several candidates split the anti-Sanford vote, he will still have to go head-to-head with one of them.


31 posted on 01/16/2013 1:03:23 PM PST by Kevin C
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To: Resettozero
I'm sure you're not serious, but I wonder if this was a humorous comment. If not, Sanford served no prison time.

Then they can interview people hiking the Appalachian Trail who are veracity challenged.

32 posted on 01/16/2013 1:40:49 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Resettozero

I don’t live in the first district, but I did help elect Tim Scott. And even if I lived in Georgia at the beginning of the Appalachian Trail, I’d still complain.


33 posted on 01/16/2013 2:45:12 PM PST by Mamzelle
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