Skip to comments.Infidelity Dating Site Ashley Madison Uses Mark Sanford in Ad
Posted on 05/01/2013 2:32:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Residents of Columbia, S.C., were greeted this week with a new billboard advertising a dating website for married people, which featured an image of former South Carolina governor and admitted philanderer Mark Sanford.
The ad, spread across two stacked billboards, reads, "Next time use AshleyMadison.com to find your 'running mate,'" made its debut Tuesday morning. Emblazoned in the ad is an image of Sanford, who is attempting to revive his political career with a bid for South Carolina's vacant 1st Congressional District seat. A special election is set for May 7.
Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman told ABCNews.com that the controversial ad, created by him and his internal team, is meant as social commentary. He sees his campaign as a way to show that those who cheat on their spouses should not be made into pariahs.
"We are trying to get people to distinguish between capability, and what goes on in bedroom," Biderman said. "There are few voices speaking on behalf of those who are unfaithful. Once we found out [Sanford] was back in business, that's the story we want to attach ourselves to. We believe careers shouldn't be lost because you choose not to sustain monogamy."
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Personally, seeing Sanford’s face would convince me not to have an affair, but whatever.
Perhaps. But, for an adultery-peddler, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. It doesn’t matter that Sanford’s face is on the billboard ... it only matters that AshleyMadison is in the headline.
Difficult to feel all that much sympathy for Sanford.
That’s what happens when ya dance with the devil, Mark. Enjoy all the ridicule.
Wonder what percentage of the vote that will cost him?
Good to know that there are still folks out there who are both aware and thinking.
Rush startled me today with a statistic that 42% of our population do not know that Obamacare is law.
Any departure from that sort of thing is good news to me.
He’s already lost the women’s vote, so the only question is by how much will he lose.
Those Who Walk on Water (TWx3) should be along shortly to convince us that voting for Sanford is equivalent to voting for Caligula.
Not that I actually care about that as to Sanford.
“not to sustain monogamy”... the spin is endemic. What acrobatics oath-breakers go to avoid saying they’ve lied, cheated, and betrayed.
(insert Price is Right fail losing horns here).