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Sanford Signs Cut Both Ways

Remember those spray-painted “Sanford for Congress” signs? The ones touting his “fiscal conservatism” in such a folksy, homespun way? Yeah … apparently those cut both ways. Opponents of the former governor (and current candidate for the South Carolina first congressional district) have taken it upon themselves to erect their own…

Remember those spray-painted “Sanford for Congress” signs? The ones touting his “fiscal conservatism” in such a folksy, homespun way?

Yeah … apparently those cut both ways.

Opponents of the former governor (and current candidate for the South Carolina first congressional district) have taken it upon themselves to erect their own “do-it-yourself” signs in an effort to draw attention to the scandal which nearly cost the former governor his job.

“Sanford’s Record: 37 ethics charges, ($) 74,000 Fines, Almost Impeached,” reads one of the signs, a photo of which was submitted by a reader of The (Charleston S.C.) City Paper.

The sign is accurate.

For those of you who have suppressed the memories, Sanford dramatically confessed to having extramarital affair at a rambling press conference at the S.C. State House in June 2009. He then compounded his problem by perpetually oversharing about his feelings for his lover (now fiancee) Maria Belen Chapur – and he nearly lost his job as a result of an ensuing ethics investigation into his travel practices. Among other abuses, Sanford failed to report dozens of private flights, obtained improper upgrades to first class seats on numerous state trips and misused the state plane for personal and political purposes.

In addition to the $74,000 fine, he was also censured by the S.C. General Assembly.

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22 comments

southmauldin March 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

Let’s see what Big T finds wrong with this article.

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southmauldin March 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

Let’s see what Big T finds wrong with this article.

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bogart March 14, 2013 at 11:22 am

When I saw Sanford’s plywood signs my first thought was someone could really have fun with that…….LOVE IT.

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bogart March 14, 2013 at 11:22 am

When I saw Sanford’s plywood signs my first thought was someone could really have fun with that…….LOVE IT.

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Jay March 14, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Saying someone was “almost impeached” is like saying someone is almost a drug addict or almost a liberal or almost good looking. There’s zero significance in that statement.

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anon March 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Perhaps “almost impeached but the quid pro quo politicos eventually just censored him”

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anon March 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Oops, make that censured rather than censored.

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Jay March 14, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Saying someone was “almost impeached” is like saying someone is almost a drug addict or almost a liberal or almost good looking. There’s zero significance in that statement.

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anon March 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Perhaps “almost impeached but the quid pro quo politicos eventually just censored him”

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anon March 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Oops, make that censured rather than censored.

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That silly season of politics March 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Here’s some rationale: My signs are plywood so I can save my money for airfare to Argentina!

My signs are old plywood so my ex-wife won’t pester me for alimony, child support, and college tuition.

My signs are used plywood because I’m still paying off Maria Belen’s engagement ring.

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big spender March 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Last one is a joke….pretty sure he paid more for spray paint than he did the ring.How much is a box of Cracker Jacks?

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That silly season of politics March 14, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Or maybe, Chapur isn’t seen in SC because Sanford doesn’t want Jenny to catch wind of the SIZE of the diamond he let his soul-mate KEEP!

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That silly season of politics March 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Here’s some rationale: My signs are plywood so I can save my money for airfare to Argentina!

My signs are old plywood so my ex-wife won’t pester me for alimony, child support, and college tuition.

My signs are used plywood because I’m still paying off Maria Belen’s engagement ring.

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big spender March 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Last one is a joke….pretty sure he paid more for spray paint than he did the ring.How much is a box of Cracker Jacks?

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That silly season of politics March 14, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Or maybe, Chapur isn’t seen in SC because Sanford doesn’t want Jenny to catch wind of the SIZE of the diamond he let his soul-mate KEEP!

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LMAO March 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

http://westashley.patch.com/articles/sc1-kuhn-apologizes-to-teddy-turner-sort-of#youtube_video-13638692

“Kuhn apologizes to Turner” — the demolition derby continues.

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LMAO March 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

http://westashley.patch.com/articles/sc1-kuhn-apologizes-to-teddy-turner-sort-of#youtube_video-13638692

“Kuhn apologizes to Turner” — the demolition derby continues.

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Ralph Hightower March 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I would do that myself, if I lived in the district. Hell, I’d place the signs next to his signs!

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Ralph Hightower March 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I would do that myself, if I lived in the district. Hell, I’d place the signs next to his signs!

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NotBuyingIt March 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

sanford must answer questions AND followup questions as to a huge fine for traveling all over at taxpayer expense, and the recklessness of ditching his security detail responsible for his personal safety and [inexcusable, troubling] not answering 15 calls to his cell phone from his chief of staff over days. sanford created a disturbing national news story when all he had to do was tell his people that he needed some time away from Columbia and not to call unless it was a state emergency and estimating when he expected to return to his responsibilities. it is no one’s business about infidelity – but there are no second chances when someone sought, and was entrusted with, great public responsibility… and then shows a lack of judgment and ability to foresee the consequences – and unintended consequences – of an abrupt, impulsive act. my enthusiasm for mark sanford, i sadly realized, was for the husband with a beautiful family of 4 boys…for the whole package, NOT for him without his wife and sons. and not for a public figure who couldn’t compose his thoughts and comport himself better in his rush to get ahead of the news story. a second chance for love and marriage? of course. for his series of alarming decisions that created “Breaking News” that embarrassed a nation for his wife and children? no.

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NotBuyingIt March 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

sanford must answer questions AND followup questions as to a huge fine for traveling all over at taxpayer expense, and the recklessness of ditching his security detail responsible for his personal safety and [inexcusable, troubling] not answering 15 calls to his cell phone from his chief of staff over days. sanford created a disturbing national news story when all he had to do was tell his people that he needed some time away from Columbia and not to call unless it was a state emergency and estimating when he expected to return to his responsibilities. it is no one’s business about infidelity – but there are no second chances when someone sought, and was entrusted with, great public responsibility… and then shows a lack of judgment and ability to foresee the consequences – and unintended consequences – of an abrupt, impulsive act. my enthusiasm for mark sanford, i sadly realized, was for the husband with a beautiful family of 4 boys…for the whole package, NOT for him without his wife and sons. and not for a public figure who couldn’t compose his thoughts and comport himself better in his rush to get ahead of the news story. a second chance for love and marriage? of course. for his series of alarming decisions that created “Breaking News” that embarrassed a nation for his wife and children? no.

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