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VIDEO: Gov. Sanford Admits Affair With Woman From Argentina (MUST SEE)
Real Clear Politics ^ | June 24, 2009 | Real Clear Politics

Posted on 06/24/2009 11:55:36 AM PDT by ianschwartz

Gov. Mark Sanford admitted to having an affair with a woman from Argentina at a much anticipated Tuesday afternoon press conference. Sanford said he and his wife are trying to work through this. Sanford called himself selfish. Gov. Sanford is also chairman of the GOP Governors' Association. He said he will tender his resignation.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: gopimplosion; marksanford; sanford
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To: patriot preacher
What a jerk...and to treat his family like this over the Father's day weekend. I don't care if the Dems do it every day...these people are immoral and untrustworthy, no matter who they are.

I wonder if he thinks cheating on his wife was worth it.

Oh, and now he wants to get his heart right. And he says he was selfish...and he was crying the last days..What a JERK. He should have thought of that before he got so involved in adultery. We all have a free will and he should know right from wrong.

I say, get the heck out of public life Sanford. You've disappointed too many people and now why don't you just go away and pay the consequences.

I am totally mad at this guy, who could have had a brilliant career. Just as I am totally mad at Newt Gingrich....for cheating on his wife back in the Clinton days. If Newt wouldn't have had his own cheating going on....Bill Clinton would have been impeached. Newt was totally ineffective during that time.

Won't these politicians ever learn? They're in the public eye and wouldn't it be wonderful if they would be role models with outstanding character?

101 posted on 06/24/2009 12:35:37 PM PDT by Auntie Toots (The GOP has taken on new life..wirh Sarah and Michelle Bachman)
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To: lone star annie

I’m really torn here. Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone sins. Forgiveness is what saves us all. If he has not been derelict in his duty as Governor he should not be impeached. My question for myself is: would I vote for a man with so little personal integrity? Would I want a man whose family can’t trust him to be President?


102 posted on 06/24/2009 12:36:02 PM PDT by Barb4Bush (God help us all!)
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To: lone star annie

I have no argument against religious people, until they carry that belief into politics and demand an elected office be an extension of their church.

We’ve lost some strong allies of conservatism over this nonsense and in the end, Democrats now hold dictatorial power.

Personally, I could care less if someone is an atheist, if they are conservative, we need their alliance.

And no, to others reading this, conservatism isn’t necessarily confined to your church.


103 posted on 06/24/2009 12:37:10 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: anniegetyourgun

It is both. The voters take the big part but a-holes like this only make it worse.


104 posted on 06/24/2009 12:39:24 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is an illegal alien)
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To: what's up
Our future national leaders in the GOP need to have the same rectitude...or no need to apply IMO.

This is exactly why Democrats now hold dictarorial power over the country.

105 posted on 06/24/2009 12:39:27 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: Hacklehead

Then why respond? Your cavalier attitude towards a father and husband cheating on his wife, ignoring his duties as governor, and carrying on for at least a year is truly pathetic


106 posted on 06/24/2009 12:40:39 PM PDT by the long march
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To: TexasNative2000

Hadn’t heard that...would be curious to know how he was dressed....was he trying to disguise himself.


107 posted on 06/24/2009 12:40:41 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Zevonismymuse

Polluting more threads with your filth, I see. We’re still gonna stop your Socialist idol next year, honey. Deal with it.


108 posted on 06/24/2009 12:43:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Paladin2

Suspecting is one thing, but to crucify him without/before the proof is just ugly.


109 posted on 06/24/2009 12:43:33 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: ianschwartz

Two admitted Republican adulterers are still in the Senate: Ensign of Nevada and Vitter of Louisiana.
Sanford is not resigning as Governor and he’s term limited so he doesn’t have to stand for reelection.


110 posted on 06/24/2009 12:44:27 PM PDT by jamese777
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To: Zevonismymuse

Madish32 was the one I was thinking about.


111 posted on 06/24/2009 12:44:51 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: bmwcyle

Yes, he does make it worse. But the enemy is within.


112 posted on 06/24/2009 12:46:13 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: ianschwartz

I wonder ... did taxpayers PAY for that too?


113 posted on 06/24/2009 12:46:25 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: stuartcr
It’ll probably stop, when people get over their Puritan ethic
I'm far from religious, but I see something terribly wrong when someone rents a top hat, invites all his family, friends, and neighbors to witness, stand before the alter of his family's god, swears a mighty oath to be faithful to one women, and thereafter leaves wife and children in the lurch to chase some skirt that gives him a hard-on. Guess I'm just an old Puritan
114 posted on 06/24/2009 12:46:45 PM PDT by Hiddigeigei (quem deus vult perdere prius dementat)
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To: lone star annie
"The Dems like Obama can get away with anything in their past, including drug use while we have to walk on water.

Time for us to join the 21st Century."

It's not that we feel holier than thou. The fact is that we don't want people like Obama & the rest of the filthy RATS or Republicans like them, running America.

There are better people in this great country that can govern us in a way that we can be proud of!

Getting into the 21st Century does not mean that 'everybody does it', so we should settle for the lowest of the low.

115 posted on 06/24/2009 12:47:46 PM PDT by LADY J
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To: MHGinTN
I really don't care one way or the other.

The GOP doesn't need an identified leader/spokesperson, especially since 2010 comes before the next POTUS election. Worrying about who should speak for all GOPers or Conservatives is a strawman as the people should be able to speak for themselves. Similarly, pushing a particular candidate as the best option for 2012 is way premature.

116 posted on 06/24/2009 12:48:35 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Walrus

even ugly rock starts get the chicks.

(see the Winter brothers, Steven Tyler, or Tom Petty.)


117 posted on 06/24/2009 12:48:48 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: ianschwartz

How long until Sanford and Spitzer are asked to co-host ‘The Dating Game 2009’ ???


118 posted on 06/24/2009 12:48:48 PM PDT by Made In The USA (BO stinks.)
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To: what's up
Today just reinforces the attitude that I've had about out politics and politicians for years.

We're doomed to be led by sociopaths, narcissists, and people you'd ordinarily have nothing to do with in your real life.

Anyone who would think it was acceptable to have to weather the indignities of campaigning, fundraising, the media rectals, backstabbing, and the shifting of personal values necessary to get elected is often, very simply, a P.O.S. There are exceptions, but the proof is right there on our TV screens today.

They're not in it to help our country, maximize our freedom, and honor our Constitution. They're in it for the power, the money that comes with it, to hear they're names in the news (good or bad), and to gain the esteem from without that they can't generate from within.

I see no escape from them anymore. Screw every last one of them.

119 posted on 06/24/2009 12:49:44 PM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Well, he ain't gay!!!

You got proof his Argentine babe is a female?

A Governor that does something as stupid as this, is sick.

120 posted on 06/24/2009 12:50:39 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: DakotaRed

I’d vote for a Botswanan witchdoctor if he’d promise to leave me alone and stop spending.


121 posted on 06/24/2009 12:51:51 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: oldironsides
"...Least we were not treated to Mrs Sanford standing there like we were Mrs Spitzer and McGreevy..."

I suspect that, being a Southern lady, she'll handle it with far more grace and aplomb than about 99% of the people on this thread.

I am one of those who gave him the benefit of the doubt until we knew whether or not he'd actually done something wrong. Now that we know, sorry I can't share the seemingly jubilant outpouring of acrimony. I've supported Sanford for years, and I'm just sad, mostly for SC.

I just love hearing from all of the perfect people who seem to expect their righteous outrage to fully illuminate the remnants of the Republican Party. Their perfection humbles me.

122 posted on 06/24/2009 12:52:42 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: Hiddigeigei

I think that is more ethic, than Puritan. Even non-Puritans believe that is wrong.


123 posted on 06/24/2009 12:55:13 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: ianschwartz
Sanford said he and his wife are trying to work through this. Sanford called himself selfish.

I'm hoping for a lot of FReeperbabes to weigh in on this.

Personally, I'd love to see an immediate press conference in response to the politician's where the spouse steps up to the microphone and says "I've thrown his sorry ass out of the house and have already been in contact with my attorney."

I've never been married but have never cheated on a girlfriend. How and why do women put up with this ultimate act of betrayal and are willing to "work thru this"?

I wouldn't........if I found out my spouse cheated on me that would be the last day we ever spent with each other.

125 posted on 06/24/2009 12:55:46 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun in an Indy car....)
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To: ianschwartz

Sanford, you big dummy!


126 posted on 06/24/2009 12:56:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stuartcr

Tell us exactly what you want us to get over? The idea that men should be faithful to their wives? The idea that marriage is between one man and one woman? The idea that public sex should be prohibited?


127 posted on 06/24/2009 12:57:09 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: itsahoot

No, but with the MSM the way it is, if it was a ‘him’ it would have led the story.


128 posted on 06/24/2009 12:57:09 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: Barb4Bush

The rub here is that he left in secret, ditched his security detail, and took off to Argentina for some tail on the sly, unbeknowst to even his Lt Governor, who had anything gone wrong, been defacto Governor.

In the Military they call that being AWOL.

He can sing all the amen chorus’ of “Don’t Cry for me, I was in Argentina” all he wants, but the bottom line is he WAS derelict in his duty, and should resign or be removed.

That goes for any Governor, Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal, and all those inbetween.


129 posted on 06/24/2009 12:58:33 PM PDT by Lord_Baltar
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To: Teacher317

Booty call!!! Do the kids still say that?


130 posted on 06/24/2009 12:59:32 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: stuartcr

Believing it is wrong and purging them from office for it is two entirely different matters.


131 posted on 06/24/2009 1:00:06 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: wxgesr

Hmm, bikini shots are now off-limits on FR?


132 posted on 06/24/2009 1:02:24 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: ianschwartz

This explains DeMint’s evasive answers re: Sanford on Beck last night...he must have had suspicions.


133 posted on 06/24/2009 1:02:28 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DakotaRed
Like I said, Republicans fall into the trap every time and end up played like a cheap guitar.

The sex is not as serious as the stupidity involved in the affair. How could a Governor, ditch his protection detail, fly out of the country, then expect not to offer an explanation? In all fairness he couldn't, so he is either grossly stupid or sick, in either case he is unfit for the position which the people elected him to perform.

134 posted on 06/24/2009 1:03:44 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Texas4ever
.....no he should not resign....

Yes, he should resign. He not only dissed his wife and children but he also betrayed the trust of every one of his constituents.

135 posted on 06/24/2009 1:04:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun in an Indy car....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I’m guessing he isn’t up for “Father of the Year”


136 posted on 06/24/2009 1:05:57 PM PDT by Lord_Baltar
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To: LADY J
I am tired of the double standard and that is my point. I too don't want some sleaze as an elected official, but I think the preachy attitude of some is over-the-top.

Our Founders did not want to mix politics with religion for a reason. Things can get out of hand like the Salem Witch Trials.

The GOP will continually be hung with the “hypocritical” petard as long as we try to preach about behavior to others. Let the church do that.

137 posted on 06/24/2009 1:07:20 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: brytlea

The perceived Puritan ethic as mentioned in #5, which is what I was responding to.


138 posted on 06/24/2009 1:08:16 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: itsahoot

itsahoot wrote: “The sex is not as serious as the stupidity involved in the affair.”

Exactly. He is term-limited and wants to run nationally. He knows what an affair will do to his national aspirations, so what does he go and do ...

Self-destructive, just like Clinton.


139 posted on 06/24/2009 1:08:42 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (President Hussein Obama: Zero of the Republic)
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To: DakotaRed

I agree.


140 posted on 06/24/2009 1:08:58 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Lord_Baltar

I suppose you could consider that AWOL but lots of politicians take vacations. Hopefully, the Lt. Governor could have handled it if something had gone wrong. The fact that he left his children on a Father’s Day to chase some babe makes me question his judgment even more than not making proper provisions for taking time off.


141 posted on 06/24/2009 1:09:22 PM PDT by Barb4Bush (God help us all!)
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To: Teacher317

Gawd, I hope not. I would reconsider my time spent/wasted here.


142 posted on 06/24/2009 1:14:51 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: Barb4Bush

“I suppose you could consider that AWOL but lots of politicians take vacations. Hopefully, the Lt. Governor could have handled it if something had gone wrong. The fact that he left his children on a Father’s Day to chase some babe makes me question his judgment even more than not making proper provisions for taking time off.”

Not Making Proper Provisions for taking time off?

Really?

The man ditched his Security Detail, bagged one of their vans so he could sneak away to get his car, snuck off to the Atlanta Airport, then took off IN SECRET TO ARGENTINA!!!!! The Man is a sitting Governor for Gods sake! Yes, of course, the Lt Governor SHOULD be able to handle a situation if one arises IF HE KNOWS THE GOVERNOR IS OUT OF THE FRIGGING COUNTRY! Even Sanford’s Security Detail had no idea where he was.

Yes, I consider what he did was going AWOL. This was no Vacation!


143 posted on 06/24/2009 1:16:53 PM PDT by Lord_Baltar
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To: ianschwartz

Couldn’t he have just waited until he was President?


144 posted on 06/24/2009 1:18:58 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: lone star annie
The GOP will continually be hung with the “hypocritical” petard as long as we try to preach about behavior to others

The GOP will continually be hung with the “hypocritical” petard as long as they are hypocrites.

145 posted on 06/24/2009 1:20:06 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: itsahoot

I hope you are prepared for permanent Democrat majorities, then.


146 posted on 06/24/2009 1:21:20 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: stuartcr

You mean the ethic that says people are supposed to be faithful to their wives?


147 posted on 06/24/2009 1:29:29 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: ianschwartz

Sanford is the biggest idiot on the planet. Thank God he outted himself before he became a serious contender.


148 posted on 06/24/2009 1:36:05 PM PDT by Antoninus (Queer is boring.)
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To: patriot preacher
>> As a heretofore ardent defender of Mark Sanford, let me be the frist to say, IMPEACH HIM. NOW! <<

As someone who's always been lukewarm on Mark Sanford, let me be the first to say, I'll support impeaching him when the Dems retroactively convict Slick Willie of impeachment. Until then, Sanford should be allowed to stick around for the rest of his term. No double standards for RAT politicians!

149 posted on 06/24/2009 1:37:10 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: stuartcr
It’ll probably stop, when people get over their Puritan ethic.

Let me get this straight--expecting a man to 1.) be faithful to his wife, 2.) not abandon his post to have sex with some dame in a foreign country, 3.) have no qualms about doing so over Father's Day weekend when your own kids are sitting at home, is now considered "Puritanical?"

Whatever political party or religious group you belong to, I want no parts of it.
150 posted on 06/24/2009 1:38:44 PM PDT by Antoninus (Queer is boring.)
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