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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...