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Ace Of Spades Rips Mark Sanford

Having been on the receiving end of criticism from Ace of Spades before, we know the national conservative website can bring the heat when it is so inclined. And now former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford knows all about that, too … While bought-and-paid-for whores like Erick Erickson of RedState.com are jumping on…

Having been on the receiving end of criticism from Ace of Spades before, we know the national conservative website can bring the heat when it is so inclined. And now former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford knows all about that, too …

While bought-and-paid-for whores like Erick Erickson of RedState.com are jumping on Sanford’s “comeback” bandwagon in the South Carolina first congressional district, Ace of Spades is giving the scandal-scarred former governor no quarter. In fact in a pointed column which ran this week, they rip Sanford as a “nut job” who “cut out on his wife, kids an(d) the state I’m Governor of to screw my mistress in Argentina.”

That’s the hyperbole. Here’s the most substantive blow …

Sanford wasn’t some one in 435 member of the House when he had his personal crisis, he was the chief executive of a state. For better or worse, that’s a 24/7/365 on call thing. You can’t simply disappear and render yourself unavailable. That type of behavior permanently disqualifies (one) from holing any office of public trust again. End of story.

Um … holing? Ha!

That too …

The broader central theme of the Ace of Spades column is this: Forgiving Sanford for his personal failings (which it’s worth noting involved the expenditure of tax dollars) is one thing – rewarding him for those failings with his old seat in Congress is quite another.

We agree …

“Sanford is right that people make mistakes and forgiveness is a noble thing,” the site notes. “You can forgive a man his sins but you don’t have to validate him or his choices with election to the House of Representatives.”

Exactly … and if this narrative takes hold in the crowded first district race, Sanford could be in real trouble.

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34 comments

BigT February 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Kinda what i said a couple days ago after the commercial came out.
Pop culture is more harsh on the people for not accepting the unfit than it is on the offenders…

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Will Folks aka Sic February 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm

BigT, we had kinda hoped the new comment format would filter you out. Alas …

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shifty henry February 19, 2013 at 9:58 pm

He is less profane and more intelligible – or else he’s been taking a spelling class. Sooner or later he will deserve a jab from me…. I’m waiting!

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BigT February 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Kinda what i said a couple days ago after the commercial came out.
Pop culture is more harsh on the people for not accepting the unfit than it is on the offenders…

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Will Folks aka Sic February 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

BigT, we had kinda hoped the new comment format would filter you out. Alas …

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shifty henry February 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm

He is less profane and more intelligible – or else he’s been taking a spelling class. Sooner or later he will deserve a jab from me…. I’m waiting!

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Anonymous February 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I had never heard of this website before reading this article. With all the typos, it doesn’t seem very credible.

Next…

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Vanguard16 February 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I think ‘holing’ referes to porking the whore from Argentina.

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bogart February 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

They were spot on…….typos and all.

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Anonymous February 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I had never heard of this website before reading this article. With all the typos, it doesn’t seem very credible.

Next…

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Vanguard16 February 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm

I think ‘holing’ referes to porking the whore from Argentina.

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bogart February 19, 2013 at 4:03 pm

They were spot on…….typos and all.

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? February 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

“cut out on my wife, kids an the state I’m Governor of to screw my mistress in Argentina”

I’m trying to figure out where the “hyperbole” is….can anyone tell me?

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Mike at the Beach February 20, 2013 at 3:02 am

Correct! If hyperbole is “obvious and intentional exaggeration” (and it is), then there’s none there. Cut out on wife? Check. Cut out on kids? Check. Screwed mistress in Argentina? Check. No hyperbole to be found.

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? February 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm

“cut out on my wife, kids an the state I’m Governor of to screw my mistress in Argentina”

I’m trying to figure out where the “hyperbole” is….can anyone tell me?

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Mike at the Beach February 20, 2013 at 2:02 am

Correct! If hyperbole is “obvious and intentional exaggeration” (and it is), then there’s none there. Cut out on wife? Check. Cut out on kids? Check. Screwed mistress in Argentina? Check. No hyperbole to be found.

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jimlewisowb February 19, 2013 at 5:07 pm

The dude is generating a lot of coverage.

A lot of coverage can translate into a lot of votes.

A slip of the knife can make your best friend your wife or get one elected to Congress.

Giv’em hell Pussy Hound, giv’em hell.

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jimlewisowb February 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm

The dude is generating a lot of coverage.

A lot of coverage can translate into a lot of votes.

A slip of the knife can make your best friend your wife or get one elected to Congress.

Giv’em hell Pussy Hound, giv’em hell.

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Active Voter February 19, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The same argument should be used for Richard Eckstrom and Nikki Haley and Bob Peeler.
The affairs of all the above are well documented and known now. None of the above should EVER be considered for any office.
Eckstrom should be booted from theComptrollers job, peeler from the Clemson trustee board. They have all proven they are untrustworthy and devoid of moral ccharacter!

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Kuyperdog February 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Mark Sanford apparently thinks he is “The Queen of Hearts”!
He’s a wornout, shameless loser who is pathetically trying to use the “endorsement” he claims he has from his kids to convince us we should yet again put our trust in him!!!
What is he on?????
Straight on Ace of Spades!

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Active Voter February 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm

The same argument should be used for Richard Eckstrom and Nikki Haley and Bob Peeler.
The affairs of all the above are well documented and known now. None of the above should EVER be considered for any office.
Eckstrom should be booted from theComptrollers job, peeler from the Clemson trustee board. They have all proven they are untrustworthy and devoid of moral ccharacter!

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Kuyperdog February 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Mark Sanford apparently thinks he is “The Queen of Hearts”!
He’s a wornout, shameless loser who is pathetically trying to use the “endorsement” he claims he has from his kids to convince us we should yet again put our trust in him!!!
What is he on?????
Straight on Ace of Spades!

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Crooner February 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Name recognition is name recognition. So Sanford fell in love with someone else. He’ll win this.

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Democrat Dicky stirring pot February 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm

“Harpootlian acknowledged to
MSNBC that Sanford’s chances are “pretty good” because he has
bankrolled a lot of cash. But he said the idea that the GOPer never
deceived taxpayers is “total bunk.”
“Let’s not forget that as a result of the tumult over his affair, he
was investigated and they found he spent campaign money and state money
to visit his girlfriend in Argentina. He had the largest single ethics
fine in the history of the state—over $100,000. He was using state and
campaign money to pay his cable bill, to go on hunting trips..and to
visit his girlfriend,…” MSNBC: Sanford’s mea culpa tour/Aliyah Frumin

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Crooner February 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Name recognition is name recognition. So Sanford fell in love with someone else. He’ll win this.

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Democrat Dicky stirring pot February 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

“Harpootlian acknowledged to
MSNBC that Sanford’s chances are “pretty good” because he has
bankrolled a lot of cash. But he said the idea that the GOPer never
deceived taxpayers is “total bunk.”
“Let’s not forget that as a result of the tumult over his affair, he
was investigated and they found he spent campaign money and state money
to visit his girlfriend in Argentina. He had the largest single ethics
fine in the history of the state—over $100,000. He was using state and
campaign money to pay his cable bill, to go on hunting trips..and to
visit his girlfriend,…” MSNBC: Sanford’s mea culpa tour/Aliyah Frumin

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Derek February 19, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Question: Will Sanford promise to sleep on the futon in his Washington office? Shave and shower there? Recycle paper clips? Write on both sides of post-it notes? What will Maria think about this? Where in DC will he admire her globes? Office? Her apartment?

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Derek February 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Question: Will Sanford promise to sleep on the futon in his Washington office? Shave and shower there? Recycle paper clips? Write on both sides of post-it notes? What will Maria think about this? Where in DC will he admire her globes? Office? Her apartment?

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9" February 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm

In the future,all politicians will say they’re in an open relationship

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9" February 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

In the future,all politicians will say they’re in an open relationship

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9" February 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm Reply
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Momma Tried February 20, 2013 at 8:05 am

Vote for Vince

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Momma Tried February 20, 2013 at 7:05 am

Vote for Vince

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