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Report: Mark Sanford's ex-wife accuses him of trespassing
The Hill ^ | April 16th, 2013 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 04/16/2013 5:25:13 PM PDT by KantianBurke

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's (R) ex-wife is accusing him of trespassing at her home and the two are due in court two days after his congressional election, according to a report from the Associated Press.

According to court documents obtained by the AP, Jenny Sanford, the state's former first lady, caught him leaving her home in early February while using his cell phone as a flashlight and filed a complaint the next day. The couple divorced after he publicly admitted to an extramarital affair in 2009 and, according to their divorce settlement, aren't allowed to enter each other's homes without permission.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: elizabethbusch; gop; marksanford; sanford; southcarolina; stephencolbert
Any idiot who voted for this schmuck has ZERO right to complain when the buffoonery begins. You knew his M.O.
1 posted on 04/16/2013 5:25:13 PM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: KantianBurke

Memo to ex-wife: change the locks immediately.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 5:29:52 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: KantianBurke

He is a self centered egomaniac, and the GOP would be well rid of him.


3 posted on 04/16/2013 5:31:23 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: KantianBurke

The guy is a little detached from reality.


4 posted on 04/16/2013 5:33:48 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective position-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: KantianBurke
"using his cell phone as a flashlight"


"The old Appalachian Trail trick"

5 posted on 04/16/2013 5:36:19 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: KantianBurke

The Democrats could not have gotten a better gift. They have this congressional seat handed to him. Almost as easily as the Presidential Election but not quite.


6 posted on 04/16/2013 5:39:25 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: KantianBurke
Any idiot who voted for this schmuck has ZERO right to complain when the buffoonery begins.

He has some fans here on FR. I expect them to show up soon and start attacking the wife.

7 posted on 04/16/2013 5:42:29 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62
He has some fans here on FR. I expect them to show up soon and start attacking the wife.

I am no Mark Sanford fan, but the wife is either really holding a grudge to get law enforcement involved when the father of her children is on her property (knowing full well the media would pick it up) OR Sanford is completely loony and she is showing remarkable restraint (likely for the benefit of her sons) in not outing him completely to the media.

8 posted on 04/16/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: Moonman62

What if he went up against Lindsey Graham?


9 posted on 04/16/2013 5:49:48 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: old and tired

He is a dishonorable man.


10 posted on 04/16/2013 6:00:59 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

The “lesser of 2 evils” this fellow is not. I’d vote for Kermit Gosnell before him.


11 posted on 04/16/2013 6:02:00 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: old and tired
I am no Mark Sanford fan, but the wife is either really holding a grudge to get law enforcement involved when the father of her children is on her property (knowing full well the media would pick it up) OR Sanford is completely loony and she is showing remarkable restraint (likely for the benefit of her sons) in not outing him completely to the media.

Seems pretty clear to me - they have a legal agreement preventing him from entering her house without permission, which he apparently broke.

That's not her "having a grudge", that's him being really creepy.

I said it at the time: the GOP should have publicly disowned him. Made it clear that they wouldn't support him if he won the primary. The voters were stupid, but so was the state GOP. And now they all deserve to lose the race, which means they've given us all one more Dem in Congress.
12 posted on 04/16/2013 6:11:04 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: highball

He is a dangerous narcissist who thinks the rules do no apply to him.


13 posted on 04/16/2013 6:14:37 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: passionfruit

My first impression was, “Why would he want to trespass?” The only reason I could think of would be to see the kids. But cheating on your wife has consequences and once of them is limited time with your kids. How sad. Wonder if he’s sorry yet? In the meantime, why would the voters elect him? Crazy!!!


14 posted on 04/16/2013 6:37:56 PM PDT by Fran B (Love!)
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To: highball
I said it at the time: the GOP should have publicly disowned him. Made it clear that they wouldn't support him if he won the primary. The voters were stupid, but so was the state GOP. And now they all deserve to lose the race, which means they've given us all one more Dem in Congress.

On that we can agree.

15 posted on 04/16/2013 7:44:03 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: napscoordinator

Just another Aiken, Angle, Odonnell-like train wreck. And people wonder how Barack Obama was elected president?
With a gop like this, the libs prediction of a twenty year period of ruling does not seem so far fetched.
I know this thread is specifically about Sanford but he is a perfect representation of what is wrong with this party. The Republicans are a bunch of losers who have no idea how to win elections anymore and every day, they too push me further away.
I always tell people now: I love my country but I fear my government.


16 posted on 04/16/2013 7:53:25 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Fran B
“Why would he want to trespass?” The only reason I could think of would be to see the kids

Maybe, but I think it's more likely he wanted to "take back" some object he had to leave behind when he deserted his wife.

Like a favorite tool, or some sentimental object.

17 posted on 04/16/2013 7:57:20 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: KantianBurke

who didn’t see this coming


18 posted on 04/16/2013 8:39:21 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years)
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To: Moonman62

I’m a fan of Mark Sanford, because his voting record is impeccable. I don’t give a damn whether or not he got along with his wife or not. I’m not marrying the dude.

This district voted for Romney by 20 points. Sanford will win by a similar or greater margin since this is a special election.


19 posted on 04/16/2013 9:37:36 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“What if he went up against Lindsey Graham?”

Now that created a visual that will haunt me for years.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 11:03:31 PM PDT by mesoman7
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“What if he went up against Lindsey Graham?”

That was my hope until I found out that they are friends.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 4:20:44 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Arec Barrwin

“I’m a fan of Mark Sanford, because his voting record is impeccable.”

Same here. His wife is clearly trying to destroy him.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 4:25:35 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Arec Barrwin

Hmm...now where have I heard such types of arguments before?

Clinton Impeachment:

“Yes, he did lie to me about sex. But you know what? I´m over it.”
James Carville , on CNN´s Cross-fire

“I mean, all of us knew he was a snake when we voted for him ...”
Patricia Ireland , NOW President, Quoted in the Hotline


23 posted on 04/17/2013 5:01:23 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: yldstrk

He is a dangerous narcissist who thinks the rules do no apply to him.


I totally agree w/ you. Sanford only seems to think about his needs. He wasn’t thinking about his constituients when he was off cheating on his wife. Certainly wasn’t thinking about his kids...

It seems he’s such a whackadoodle...he even asked his ex wife if she would run this campaign for him. Idiot.

I do not see this as his wife trying to get back at him...all this happened some months back and is only now being made public.

He’ll probably still win this election.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 5:44:30 AM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
I’m a fan of Mark Sanford, because his voting record is impeccable. I don’t give a damn whether or not he got along with his wife or not. I’m not marrying the dude.

It's not about him "getting along" with his wife (although you have a very progressive view of adultery).

This is about a sitting governor abandoning his state and going missing for days without anyone knowing where he is. His contempt for the citizens who put him in that job was so complete that he couldn't be bothered to make one five-second phone call to the lieutenant governor to have him watch the store. That Sanford did all this so he could have an extramarital affair is almost beside the point; it's a matter of the public trust.

This is also about a governor who used public moneys to advance that extramarital affair. Again, the "why" of his corruption isn't nearly as important as the corruption itself.

But if you have no problem with any of that, congratulations. You obviously fit in perfectly with the state GOP. Honor, decency and integrity don't matter a whit, abusing public funds are fine and dandy, so long as he can win an election, right?
25 posted on 04/17/2013 6:07:25 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: passionfruit

The trouble is the SC GOP has serious self-destructive impulses. A Democrat is waiting on the horizon.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 9:55:38 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: highball
as he can win an election, right

I think Sanford will lose to the Democrat. A lot of Democrats must have went into the Republican primary to nominate Sanford, but they are no longer for him.

27 posted on 04/17/2013 9:57:16 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: KantianBurke
< Sarcasm > Makes one proud to be a Republican.
GOP-GOP-GOP < /Sarcasm >
28 posted on 04/17/2013 10:08:46 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
His wife is clearly trying to destroy him.

He deserves it.

29 posted on 04/17/2013 10:10:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: KantianBurke
This guy's an ass. Is his ex one of the four people nationwide that doesn't own a cell phone capable of getting voice-mail? He's a liar, and he's proved it time and again. Clearly he was trying to sneak out and got caught. And judging from her attorney's statement, it sounds like this isn't the first time, either. She should have him charged with trespass, slapped with a restraining order, and the next time he shows up, shoot the piece of shit.
30 posted on 04/17/2013 11:05:42 AM PDT by stormer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

UPDATE: GOP to Sanford - get lost wackjob!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3008977/posts


31 posted on 04/17/2013 12:03:54 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

What was he really doing in the house?

Clearly he thinks himself above the law, to knowingly defy a court order.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 7:16:00 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: KantianBurke
UPDATE: GOP to Sanford - get lost wackjob!

Sure. Now they do it.

Too little, too late. They knew who they were getting into bed with.
33 posted on 04/18/2013 6:14:36 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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