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  • A year after public downfall, SC governor thrives.

    06/25/2010 12:34:33 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 14 replies
    The State ^ | Friday, Jun. 25, 2010 | Jim Davenport
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — The governor who became the butt of late-night jokes for "hiking the Appalachian Trail" may be having the last laugh. A year after South Carolina's Mark Sanford tearfully confessed an extramarital affair, the Republican has won a major state budget victory and seen his hand-chosen candidate nominated to succeed him. He's even won standing ovations from Republicans who months ago called for his resignation. "There are any number of different levels of ironies," Sanford allowed earlier this week at a Republican breakfast to recognize the party's slate of candidates in November.
  • State Rep. Nikki Haley forced into runoff in South Carolina Republican primary

    06/09/2010 3:20:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 50+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 8, 2010 | NEWSCORE
    South Carolina State Rep. Nikki Haley finished first in Tuesday’s S.C. Republican gubernatorial primary, but fell just short of the 50 percent threshold required to avoid a runoff election with runner-up, U.S. Rep Gresham Barrett. With 88.5 percent of precincts reporting, Haley had 48.9 percent of the votes, in front of Barrett with 21.6 percent, The Associated Press reported. Haley, endorsed by Republican heavyweights such as Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, faced last minute allegations of marital infidelity from two men, one an influential S.C. political blogger and the other a state lobbyist who advised a rival campaign. Last week...
  • Former Mark Sanford aide claims affair with Nikki Haley

    05/24/2010 8:27:34 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 146 replies · 5,024+ views
    News2Local ^ | 5/24/10
    A South Carolina blogger, and former aide to Governor Mark Sanford claims he had an affair with GOP gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley. On his blog Monday morning, Will Folks wrote, “several years ago, prior to my marriage, I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki [Haley].“ Haley’s campaign “emphatically” denied the claim to WIS-TV in Columbia. Folks went on to say, “...within the last forty-eight hours several pieces of information which purportedly document a prior physical relationship between myself and Rep. Haley have begun to be leaked slowly, piece by piece, to members of the mainstream media. I am told...
  • Bill Maher - Calls President Obama President Sanford & Son

    05/18/2010 4:16:01 AM PDT · by tlb · 48 replies · 2,269+ views
    hbo ^ | May 17, 2010 | eradiodesign
    May 17, 2010 — Bill Maher calls Obama Sanford & Son. Adding comments has been disabled for this video.
  • S.C. governor vetoes bill on warrantless searches

    04/03/2010 1:23:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies · 997+ views
    scnow.com ^ | 4-2-10 | AP story
    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has vetoed a bill allowing officers to search people released on probation or parole without a warrant. The Republican governor said he sees no evidence that giving law enforcement the additional authority would decrease crime or reduce recidivism. He said the protection from unreasonable searches is an essential safeguard of liberty in America. The measure allows officers to bypass going to a judge for a warrant before searching people on probation or parole. Inmates must agree to the searches before they’re released. They can search the person, the vehicle the person owns or is driving,...
  • Governor Perdue to Congressman Sanford Bishop, Yes Health care is not in Georgia's best interest

    03/20/2010 4:59:50 PM PDT · by jafojeffsurf · 9 replies · 651+ views
    Georgia Offical Web Site ^ | 20 Mar 2010 | Governor Perdue (Georgia)
    STATE OF GEORGIA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Sonny Perdue GOVERNOR OP-ED / For Immediate Release Contact: Office of Communications Saturday, March 20, 2010 (404) 651-7774 ***Editor’s Note: Below is an op-ed by Governor Sonny Perdue. The Governor’s Office is aware of the late notice, but please consider this op-ed for publication in your opinions section or on your website.*** Bishop’s Healthcare Vote Important for Georgians to Watch By Governor Sonny Perdue Last Thursday, I wrote to Congressmen Sanford Bishop and John Barrow asking them to put the needs of their districts and state before their political party, and oppose the...
  • Jenny Sanford Exclusive: Husband Refused to Be Faithful in Wedding Vows

    02/02/2010 7:52:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 73 replies · 1,903+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 2, 2010 | ROB WALLACE, KATIE THOMSON and LAUREN SHER
    S.C. First Lady Tells Barbara Walters: 'I Thought He Loved Me in His Own Way, Which Is Not a Warm, Bubbly Way'South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford recalls how she made the "leap of faith" to marry husband Gov. Mark Sanford even though the groom refused to promise to be faithful, insisting that the clause be removed from their wedding vows. "It bothered me to some extent, but ... we were very young, we were in love," she said in an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters to air on "20/20" Friday. "I questioned it, but I got past it ......
  • S.C. Legislators To Consider Censuring Gov. Sanford (Sanford Fatigue?)

    01/14/2010 8:16:09 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 186+ views
    Newspeak Public Radio ^ | January 12th | Steve Inskeep
    When the South Carolina Legislature begins its yearly session Tuesday, it will decide whether to take action against disgraced Gov. Mark Sanford. Sanford left the state without notice last summer for a secret rendezvous with an Argentine woman he referred to as his "soul mate." In the days after the affair came to light, a majority of legislators called for Sanford to resign or face impeachment. The Legislature now is merely considering a censure. ... HOCHBERG: Indeed. At the capitol yesterday, as legislators returned for this year's session, some spoke of what they called Sanford fatigue.
  • Jenny Sanford Files for Divorce from Husband Gov. Mark Sanford After Affair

    12/11/2009 8:05:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1,132+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/11/2009 | BRAD LAROSA and LAUREN SHER
    Jenny Sanford announced today that she will file for divorce from embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who admitted in June to an affair with a longtime lover in Argentina. "I am now filing for divorce," she said in a statement. "This came after many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation, yet I am still dedicated to keeping the process that lies ahead peaceful for our family." Sanford moved out of the South Carolina governor's mansion with the couple's four children in August. "I remain thankful to so many across this state and nation for their words of encouragement and prayers during...
  • SC first lady files for divorce from cheating gov

    12/11/2009 9:59:55 AM PST · by kingattax · 12 replies · 682+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 12-11-09 | BRUCE SMITH
    CHARLESTON, S.C. – South Carolina's first lady, a former Wall Street vice president who helped launch her husband's political career, filed for divorce Friday more than five months after his tearful public confession of an affair with an Argentine woman. "This came after many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation, yet I am still dedicated to keeping the process that lies ahead peaceful for our family," Jenny Sanford said in a statement. The divorce complaint was filed in Charleston County Family Court. In a statement, the governor blamed himself and said he and Jenny will "work earnestly to be the best mom...
  • South Carolina panel votes against impeaching Sanford

    12/09/2009 2:09:10 PM PST · by BGHater · 51 replies · 1,481+ views
    CNN ^ | 09 Dec 2009 | Peter Hamby
    A South Carolina House panel voted down a resolution Wednesday to impeach Gov. Mark Sanford, but the embattled Republican faces one more procedural hurdle before his survival in office is guaranteed. In their final meeting to consider the impeachment resolution, members of the special House subcommittee called Sanford's behavior "reprehensible," "arrogant" and "indefensible" - but six of the seven lawmakers on the panel concluded that the Republican's behavior does not rise to the constitutional level of impeachment. Sanford has been under scrutiny since June, when he left the country for five days to visit his Argentine mistress without informing his...
  • Jenny Sanford Exclusive: Husband's Actions Don't Reflect Poorly on Me

    12/08/2009 4:58:34 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 5 replies · 675+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | 12/08/09 | BRAD LAROSA and LAUREN SHER
    South Carolina's First Lady Tells Barbara Walters About Decision Not to Stand Next to Husband Gov. Mark Sanford During Press Conference Jenny Sanford, wife of embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, told Barbara Walters in her first television interview about her husband's affair that she wouldn't have stood by his side when he publicly admitted the affair even if he had asked her to. Sanford, who has moved out of the South Carolina governor's mansion with the couple's four children, openly discussed the heartbreak behind the headlines of their breakup.
  • SC gov faces 37 ethics charges he broke state laws

    11/23/2009 10:50:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 750+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/23/09 | Jim Davenport - ap
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford faces 37 ethics charges he broke state laws limiting official use of airplanes and involving campaign money. The details were released Monday by the State Ethics Commission. They came five days after the panel charged the governor without offering any specifics. Sanford's lawyers have claimed the charges involve minor and technical aspects of the law. The charges followed a probe into whether Sanford used state aircraft for personal and political trips, used pricey airline seats despite low-cost travel requirements and reimbursed himself with campaign cash.
  • .South Carolina Lawmakers Call on Governor to Resign

    09/09/2009 7:25:08 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 6 replies · 475+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-09-09 | The Wall Street Journal
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sixty-one South Carolina House Republicans asked Gov. Mark Sanford to resign Wednesday, questioning his ability to lead the state since his unannounced summertime trip to see a mistress in Argentina and investigations of his state and private travel that followed. "Your decision to abandon our state for five days, with no defined order of succession and with no known way to contact you, is inexcusable,'' said a letter from the lawmakers signed by House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham.
  • SC: Sanford accused of trashing Bauer [spreading gay rumors?] [wth]

    09/03/2009 6:34:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1,450+ views
    Politico / WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York ^ | 2009-09-03 | Andy Barr
    The increasingly nasty fight between South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer escalated further this week with charges from a legislative ally of Bauer that Sanford and his supporters are spreading malicious rumors that Bauer — a Republican like Sanford — is gay. GOP state Sen. Jake Knotts made the charge in a letter to state legislators Wednesday that was obtained by POLITICO. In an interview in June with The State newspaper, Bauer voluntarily brought up the subject of his sexual orientation. Asked if he was gay, he responded: “One word, two letters. No.” But the rumor...
  • Shamed Governor Battles to Save Job

    09/01/2009 8:51:35 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 23 replies · 1,175+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-02-09 | VALERIE BAUERLEIN
    ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, stung by political attacks over his extramarital affair with an Argentine woman, said in his first extended interview since June that he no longer wants to "crawl into a cave" and will fight to keep his job in the face of mounting public opposition. "I have a newfound level of humility, knowing how hard I work and how hard I push is not the ultimate driver of change," he said in the interview Monday. "Power resides with people." Mr. Sanford, whose once-high approval numbers have deteriorated, also acknowledged that his opponents "smell...
  • Open Letter to Mark Sanford, with freeper comments

    09/01/2009 3:22:39 PM PDT · by BlueStateBlues · 42 replies · 992+ views
    self | September 1, 2009 | BlueStateBlues
    (If someone can get this to Gov. Sanford, thank you. Please add to it.) Dear Governor Sanford, You have the chance of a lifetime. When true love emerges in a life, when a soul-mate returns that knowledge, your life has began anew. To put aside preconceptions of what you "should be" to sacrifice what you are sorely requires too hard a price. The route seems simple. Your long time companion and wife and you are in a situation which will probably never heal. Your love for her and the children will live on. Yet your true love, Ms. Chapur, if...
  • Sanford Decries "Pure Politics" In Lt. Gov.'s Call For His Resignation

    08/27/2009 6:11:45 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies · 494+ views
    All Headline News ^ | August 27, 2009 | Kris Alingod
    Columbia, SC (AHN) - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Wednesday declined the call by Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer for him to step down, saying he had owned up to the consequences of the extra-marital affair he revealed in June, a "moral failing" that the governor said was separate from the "pure politics" in the "sensational charges" against his administration's use of public resources. The 49-year-old governor currently faces possible impeachment proceedings and an ethics inquiry into his alleged use of the state aircraft for unofficial trips. The state GOP early July voted to censure him instead of asking him...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Move to impeach Sanford under way

    08/28/2009 3:01:38 AM PDT · by kingattax · 162 replies · 8,106+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-27-09 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    South Carolina Republican lawmakers are on the verge of calling a special legislative session that could impeach and remove embattled GOP Gov. Mark Sanford by the end of the year, The Washington Times has learned. GOP lawmakers will use a regularly scheduled annual retreat this weekend to discuss the fate of the governor, whose extramarital affair with an Argentine woman sparked an international scandal earlier this summer. Mr. Sanford has rejected calls to step down voluntarily, included one issued Wednesday by his own Republican lieutenant governor. House Republicans in the state will discuss how and when to initiate impeachment proceedings...
  • SC gov rebuffs call to quit; vows to finish term

    08/26/2009 6:55:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies · 693+ views
    AP ^ | 26 AUGUST 2009 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford rebuffed his lieutenant governor's call to resign Wednesday, two months after he admitted an affair, saying he will not be "railroaded" out of office. Sanford returned from a nearly weeklong disappearance in June to reveal he had been in Argentina to visit his mistress, a disclosure that led to questions about the legality of his travel on state, private and commercial planes. At a news conference hours after fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer called for him to step down, Sanford said the people of South Carolina want to move past the...
  • Mark Sanford Refuses To Resign After Lieutenant Governor Calls For Him To Step Aside - Video

    08/26/2009 1:31:24 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 447+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Gov. Mark Sanford refusing to resign after the lieutenant governor called for him to step aside. (Watch Video)
  • Lt. Governor: Time To Go Governor Sanford

    08/26/2009 12:26:42 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 8 replies · 463+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/26/2009 | Mike Volpe
    called for this a couple weeks back. Now, the top lietenant to Governor Sanford is calling for him to resign. South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer on Wednesday called for embattled Gov. Mark Sanford to step down, saying the state has been crippled by questions over the legality of the governor's travel, which included trips to visit his mistress.
  • Marshall C. Sanford, will you PLEASE GO NOW!

    08/26/2009 12:11:21 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 13 replies · 650+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 08/26/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    My opinion of Mark Sanford is well-known. So is my repeated call for him to go away and quick. It’s taken too long, but South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer has finally asked the lying liar to step down — and state House Republicans are meeting this weekend to discuss impeachment:
  • JENNY PRAYS FOR GOV'S GAL PAL

    08/18/2009 9:58:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,916+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 18, 2009
    JENNY Sanford Googled the Argentine woman who was having an affair with her husband, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, to see what she looked like. "What woman wouldn't want to know what her husband's mistress looks like?" a friend of Jenny's asks in September's Vogue. "She's pretty," was Jenny's reported verdict. SNIP But Jenny said Mark was the last person anyone would guess was a philanderer. "It never occurred to me that he would do something like that," she told the magazine. "The person I married was centered on a core of morals. The person who did this is not...
  • Jenny Sanford: Affair was like ‘punches to gut’

    08/18/2009 11:00:22 AM PDT · by meandog · 40 replies · 1,838+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug 18, 2009 | By Jonann Brady
    Jenny Sanford, the wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, told Vogue magazine that finding out about her husband’s affair with an Argentine woman felt like “punches to the gut.” Sanford, 47, has remained relatively quiet since her husband’s infidelity became public in June, but in an in-depth interview in the magazine’s latest issue, she pulls no punches of her own about her feelings. Sanford and her four sons, ranging in age from 10 to 17, have moved out of the governor’s mansion and into the family’s home in Sullivan’s Island. She has been praised for her reaction to the...
  • How Christian conservatives are losing the culture war

    08/18/2009 8:14:40 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 27 replies · 1,203+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-18-09 | Daniel Allott
    It's a long and ignominious list. First there was Newt Gingrich. Then came Larry Craig, Mark Foley, David Vitter, Chip Pickering and Vito Fossella. Now starring John Ensign and Mark Sanford. Politically, sex scandals are equal-opportunity destroyers. For every David Vitter, there is an Eliot Spitzer. For every John Ensign there's a John Edwards. For every Bill Clinton there's ... well, there's only one Slick Willie. But you get the point: Sexual scandal knows no party. Yet, a common denominator linking many political sex scandals of the last few years is the involvement of conservative Christian politicians who, it seemed,...
  • Inside the Beltway

    08/14/2009 6:56:53 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 5 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/14/09 | Jennifer Harper
    IFE WITHOUT JENNY Not a good week for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who announced that his "political days are over" during a speech to local civic leaders in Batesburg on Thursday. But his missus is doing just fine. Jenny Sanford is taking care of business, even as her husband admits that the governor's mansion is lonely these days.
  • Mark Sanford Needs to Go

    08/12/2009 7:07:37 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 9 replies · 508+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/12/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Introduction: I should mention that when Sanford first emerged as the standard bearer for the Conservative movement and some people's favorite to run for President I was skeptical. I had done a story now nearly two years ago about Dr. Blake Moore. Dr. Moore had exposed a nurse that acted as a self appointed Angel of Mercy and killed multiple terminally ill patients at the hospital he was the General Surgeon, Williamsburg Regional Hospital. After he blew the whistle on the nurse, the hospital administration retaliated against him. The case wound up in the hands of the Attorney General, Henry...
  • Lawmaker Seeks Sanford's Impeachment

    08/11/2009 10:47:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 866+ views
    UPI ^ | Aug. 11, 2009
    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford should be impeached for allegedly not seeking the lowest airfares while conducting state business, a lawmaker says. Republican state Sen. David Thomas has accused Sanford of abusing his position of authority during two trips taken to London and China, charging $13,700 to the state could have been avoided if he had sought the most economical airfares as required by state law, CNN reported Tuesday. Sanford, 49, is already under fire for disappearing for nearly a week in June. The married governor eventually admitted he was visiting a mistress in Argentina. "The two flights by Gov....
  • Mark Sanford's Wife, Sons Move Out of State Residence

    08/07/2009 11:44:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies · 1,712+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 7,2009
    First lady Jenny Sanford said she was moving to the family home on Sullivans Island, some 120 miles east, but will continue working on her marriage to Gov. Mark Sanford, who has admitted to a yearlong affair with an Argentine woman he's called his "soul mate." South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's wife and four sons are moving out of the official governor's residence, several weeks after Sanford admitted to having an affair with an Argentine woman he called his "soul mate." Jenny Sanford announced Friday that she and her sons will move to Charleston for the upcoming school year and...
  • SC gov., family go on European vacation Thursday

    07/22/2009 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies · 651+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 07/22/2009 | Assoc. Press
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and his family are heading to Europe for a long-planned family vacation. Sanford would not say Wednesday exactly where his family will go on the trip. But he says the State Law Enforcement Division knows his plans and he will be in touch with his office daily. Sanford leaves Thursday and will be back Aug. 5. The last time he left the country was a secret trip to Argentina to see his mistress in June. He told his staff he was hiking the Appalachian Trail and publicly confessed his yearlong affair...
  • Sanford Aide Resigns

    07/19/2009 1:22:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 1 replies · 354+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-07-17 | Robbie Brown
    The communications director for Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina announced on Friday that he is resigning in the wake of a scandal in which the governor admitted an extramarital affair. The communications director, Joel Sawyer, who acted as the governor’s spokesperson throughout the scandal that dominated national media coverage for several days last month, will pursue “other opportunities in the private sector,” according to a statement issued by the governor’s office.
  • SANFORD AFFAIR MAY BOOST [LOUISIANA GOVERNOR] JINDAL’S PRESIDENTIAL STOCK

    07/15/2009 6:38:47 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 49 replies · 2,394+ views
    RingsidePolitics.com ^ | July 13, 2009 | Jeff Crouere
    With his admission of an affair with a reporter from Argentina, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford became the latest in a growing list of GOP lawmakers who have confessed to infidelity. His acknowledgment of the long distance relationship cast the Governor in a negative light and not surprisingly there have been increasing calls for his resignation. Not only did Sanford leave his wife and children on Father’s Day weekend, but he also jettisoned his gubernatorial responsibilities for five days and lied to his staff about his whereabouts. These behaviors will not soon be forgotten by South Carolina voters. While he...
  • Video: NR Intern Says Sanford Acting Like "17-Year-Old Girl"

    07/15/2009 7:58:44 AM PDT · by Off the Page · 17 replies · 793+ views
    National Review ^ | 7/15/09 | offthepage
    (Video) National Review intern Lucy Morrow Caldwell tells Will Cain that SC Governor Mark Sanford "is acting like a 15-year-old teenybopper" and a "17-year-old girl". Watch here: http://tv.nationalreview.com/offthepage/post/?q=YTY3MDZmYmNlMzYyYzBlMGUzOWZkMGMwNGE3OWM5MzM=
  • Misjudging Mark Sanford?

    07/13/2009 9:08:54 AM PDT · by aic4ever · 4 replies · 430+ views
    Organized Exploitation ^ | 07-13-2009 | Paul Kroenke
    Nicole Hemmer and Neil J. Young offer an opinion piece in the Christian Science Monitor regarding Mark Sanford. They examine past instances of affairs carried out by those on the right, and the subsequent political recoveries. They cite Newt Gingrich. They cite David Vitter. Convolutedly, they also cite Sarah Palin's handling of her daughter's pregnancy. To Hemmer and Young, it all comes down to repentance and faith. Unfortunately for Hemmer and Young, they have completely missed the political reality of the situation (not to mention having completely glossed over the facts).
  • Sanford Regains Security Clearance

    07/10/2009 2:35:42 PM PDT · by rhinohunter · 7 replies · 505+ views
    The Post and Courier ^ | 07-10-09 | Tony Bartelme
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently revoked Gov. Mark Sanford's access to classified federal security information, then reinstated it after acknowledging that the suspension was made in error. It was unclear late Thursday whether the suspension was related to Sanford's secret trip last month to Argentina to meet his mistress....
  • "The State of Affairs" - A Piquant Look at Adultery in American Politicas & Its Ramifications

    07/07/2009 7:14:20 PM PDT · by TexCon · 5 replies · 638+ views
    Stockyard Magazine ^ | July 7th, 2009 | Joseph "Tex" Genovese Dozier
    Amid a confused array of accusations last week, Governor Mark Sanford (R-SC) took to the podium to clarify the nature of his romantic life. With honesty that would make a pilgrim proud, he confirmed the media’s suspicion that his love had been divided between two parties: his Argentine paramour Maria Belen Chapur and – with recently compromised commitment – the hiking trail of the Appalachian Mountains. Sanford’s tearful, sniveling reference to Chapur as his “soul mate” made his attempted reconciliation with his wife a blanching display of equivocation; but there was one topic about which the governor was not conflicted—he...
  • South Carolina GOP votes to censure Sanford

    07/06/2009 9:33:57 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 26 replies · 646+ views
    CNN ^ | 7.6.09
    COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) -- After nearly four hours of deliberation and multiple rounds of balloting, the South Carolina Republican Party voted Monday night to censure Mark Sanford for traveling overseas to visit his mistress -- but stopped short of calling on the governor to resign.
  • Sanford rejects call for resignation

    07/06/2009 4:22:16 PM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 439+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/6/09 | staff
    COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) – After spending the holiday weekend with his family in Florida, Mark Sanford is apparently intent on fighting off calls for his resignation and staying in office, according to one South Carolina Republican who spoke with the governor on Monday. Richard Yow, a member of the South Carolina Republican Party executive committee from Chesterfield County, received a phone call from Sanford on Monday afternoon. Yow said he spoke to the embattled governor for ten minutes, during which Sanford asked Yow for his forgiveness. Yow said he told Sanford he could forgive him, but he told the...
  • Does God hate the GOP?

    07/06/2009 1:43:24 PM PDT · by foutsc · 65 replies · 1,677+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 6 July 09 | foutsc
    For a party that is supposed to be the American Hizballah (Party of God) the GOP sure seems to be incurring his wrath.Is Sarah Palin a lightweight, politically inept, or crazy like a fox? Only her hairdresser knows...Mark Sanford? Is that bum still around? Don't cry for me Argentina...Papa Bush wasted a 92% approval rating, falling victim to the Clinton smear machine. All George W wasted was a once-in-a-century opportunity and trillions of dollars. Of course, it was the Bush-Cheney gang versus the entire MSM smear machine by that point...Show me a conservative Democrat, and I'll show you a liberal...
  • Sarah Palin to the haughty John Kerry: “Why the long face?”

    07/05/2009 12:10:39 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 9 replies · 1,134+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 07/05/09 | Michael Naragon
    And this is the woman that the State media would lead you to believe has no political future or credibility? Anyone who can so effectively return fire against Senator Horseface is o.k. with me. As an addendum to my recent post on Palin’s resignation, I offer this YouTube video of the governor at her best. And not a teleprompter to be seen. In 2004, Kerry was “swiftboated.” Has the Senator from Massachusetts just been “dogsledded” by a kooky hockey mom from Alaska? You betcha. VIDEO at original article.
  • Jenny Sanford commenting on Eliot Spitzer situation on April 3, 2008

    07/04/2009 7:12:28 AM PDT · by bahblahbah · 12 replies · 901+ views
    Youtube - Dole Institute ^ | April 3, 2008 | Jenny Sanford
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu0-i0OxhME On April 3, 2008, Jenny Sanford spoke at the Robert Dole Institute where the topic of discussion was "First Spouses: Changing Roles & Expectations". In the Q&A section she was asked about the Eliot Spitzer case... here is the audio of that... You can watch the whole video of this by searching for "Sanford" on this page: http://www.doleinstitute.com/video/2008/index.shtml
  • Sanford Did Not Spend Improperly, Official Says

    07/03/2009 9:41:30 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 804+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-07-02 | Shaila Dewan
    A review of travel and financial records showed that Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina did not spend public money improperly while conducting an extramarital affair, the chief of the State Law Enforcement Division said Thursday. Since Monday, the governor’s continuing revelations about the affair, including his admission that he had seen his lover more times than he initially acknowledged, have stepped up calls for his resignation and heightened support for an investigation into his travel records. The chief of the State Law Enforcement Division, Reginald Lloyd, said that the review of Mr. Sanford’s records was not a criminal inquiry,...
  • Poll: Morals, integrity still key; Majority says Sanford should resign office

    07/03/2009 7:12:34 AM PDT · by rhema · 24 replies · 813+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 1, 2009 | Jennifer Harper
    As the source of media spectacle and late-night jokes, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has provided considerable distraction for the nation as his marital infidelity was made public. Despite the intrigue, character still counts among Americans. The majority of Americans say he should resign, and they also disapprove of his adulterous behavior, according to new opinion polls. A CNN-Opinion Research survey of 1,026 adults released Tuesday found that 54 percent of the respondents said Mr. Sanford should resign from office because of his brazen romantic affair with an Argentine woman, first revealed last week by a South Carolina newspaper -...
  • Sanford heading to Florida for the Fourth (Visiting in-laws)

    07/03/2009 5:41:46 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 16 replies · 785+ views
    thestate.com ^ | 07/03/2009 | staff reports
    Gov. Mark Sanford will spend the long Fourth of July holiday weekend with his wife, Jenny, and their family in Florida, his office said today. Sanford will leave for Florida on Friday morning.
  • Mark Sanford Is a Scumbag

    07/02/2009 10:15:30 PM PDT · by Pitcairn · 95 replies · 2,161+ views
    www.politicalcastaway.com ^ | 03 July 09 | Pitcairn
    Look folks. Are we kidding with Mark Sanford? Is this some sort of sick joke, keeping this cad around? We’ve already gone over this, days ago. We don’t care how much “love” this man got from his foreign woman or what his financial records look like. The man is scum and needs to leave the South Carolina governor’s mansion right now.
  • SC: Sanford called on to turn over campaign money [to SC GOP establishment]

    07/02/2009 3:51:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 518+ views
    COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) – Former South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson is calling on Gov. Mark Sanford to cut a check from his campaign war chest to help repair the "serious damage" he has done to Republican fundraising efforts in the state. Sanford, a prodigious fundraiser, is sitting on nearly $1.69 million in his gubernatorial election account, and he still has roughly $128,000 in his congressional account, according to his most recent campaign finance reports. New financial reports are due later this month. But now that Sanford's political career has collapsed, his money is in limbo. Under South Carolina...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 7-2-09

    07/02/2009 2:52:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies · 4,165+ views
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 7-2-09 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Jenny Sanford "may forgive" governor

    07/02/2009 1:31:17 PM PDT · by meandog · 78 replies · 1,996+ views
    town hall ^ | 7.3.09
    The wife of embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford called his affair with an Argentine woman "inexcusable" but said Thursday she is willing to forgive him. Jenny Sanford's e-mailed statement was her first public comment since her husband told The Associated Press earlier this week that his mistress is his soul mate but he is trying to fall back in love with his wife. "My forgiveness is essential for us both to move on with our lives, with peace, in whatever direction that may take us," Jenny Sanford said in the statement. "Mark has stated that his intent and determination...
  • Jenny Sanford, Feminist Icon

    07/02/2009 11:05:10 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 31 replies · 870+ views
    Pajamas MEdia ^ | July 2 | Jennifer Rubin
    Like most Americans, I have heard enough from the adulterers. John Ensign’s press conference was blissfully short. Mark Sanford’s is interminable. Every day brings a cringe-inducing new update. The bottom line is the same: men who should know better, out of an inflated sense of ego, blow up their careers and their families for transitory pleasures. We can’t learn much from them. But their spouses and the reaction to their spouses tell us something about where we are and where we are heading in the culture wars. Jenny Sanford is the new feminist icon. Defiant, brave, principled, and funny. When...