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So This Happened To “Pork” And “Barrel …”

Remember “Pork” and “Barrel?” Our founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) certainly does. Joined by a S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) officer, Folks picked up these two adorable little piglets from a farm in Lexington, S.C. and delivered them – stinking and squealing – to the South Carolina…

Remember “Pork” and “Barrel?” Our founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) certainly does. Joined by a S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) officer, Folks picked up these two adorable little piglets from a farm in Lexington, S.C. and delivered them – stinking and squealing – to the South Carolina State House on May 27, 2004.

Why? Because then-S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford wanted to make a point about wasteful spending – and needed a pair of

In fact he even called Folks on the way to the farm to make sure he selected the piglets which were making “the most noise.”

Awesome … well right up until the part where Pork (or was it Barrel?) decided to release their bowels

Anyway, the “Pigs at the State House” stunt may have cost Sanford dearly with lawmakers, lobbyists and other insiders, but it was public relations gold.

So all’s well that ends well, right?

Umm … not for “Pork” and “Barrel,” apparently.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, Sanford revealed what happened to the two piglets.

“Unfortunately, they were barbecued,” Sanford said. “They were great little guys … I hate to let you in on it.”

Take a look …

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Yikes …

“It turns out the metaphor eventually became a meal,” the website Talking Points Memo noted.

Sanford – who handily defeated “Republican in Name Only” Curtis Bostic in this week’s GOP first congressional district runoff election – faces Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch in a special election on May 7. And while the first district is solidly Republican, recent polls show Colbert-Busch with a slight edge over Sanford.

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40 comments

? April 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

If ECB continues to hammer on lowering taxes I think she’s going to win.

It’s hard to say you’re going to lower taxes when you used tax money to score strange in S. America. Unless of course you qualify it:

“I’m going to lower taxes too, but we have to set some of them aside in the event I find another soul mate. But I promise, I still lower them more then ECB-and everyone knows that I’m on promises, just ask Jenny.”

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? April 3, 2013 at 11:52 am

edit: “I will still lower them” and “good on promises”

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Smirks April 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Goodbye state plane, hello congressional junkets!

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? April 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

If ECB continues to hammer on lowering taxes I think she’s going to win.

It’s hard to say you’re going to lower taxes when you used tax money to score strange in S. America. Unless of course you qualify it:

“I’m going to lower taxes too, but we have to set some of them aside in the event I find another soul mate. But I promise, I still lower them more then ECB-and everyone knows that I’m on promises, just ask Jenny.”

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? April 3, 2013 at 11:52 am

edit: “I will still lower them” and “good on promises”

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Smirks April 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Goodbye state plane, hello congressional junkets!

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shifty henry April 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Sic, did Sanford personally pay for those piglets?

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? April 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm

It’s interesting that he used SCDNR resources and taxpayer money to make his “point”. The piglets shitting on him while he’s on the statehouse steps is so apropos.

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shifty henry April 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Sic, did Sanford personally pay for those piglets?

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? April 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm

It’s interesting that he used SCDNR resources and taxpayer money to make his “point”. The piglets shitting on him while he’s on the statehouse steps is so apropos.

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Albert McAlister mugshot April 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

the democrat is going to pimp stomp the foama gubna, all the chicks hate him.

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Albert McAlister mugshot April 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

the democrat is going to pimp stomp the foama gubna, all the chicks hate him.

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RHood2 April 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm

The pig shit in the state lobby floor was the only thing he accomplished as governor. He gets a meal out of it, but the axoayers get the cleaning bill.

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RHood2 April 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm

The pig shit in the state lobby floor was the only thing he accomplished as governor. He gets a meal out of it, but the axoayers get the cleaning bill.

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pluvlaw April 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I bet he used ketchup-based BBQ sauce… #phony #TeamVinegar

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pluvlaw April 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I bet he used ketchup-based BBQ sauce… #phony #TeamVinegar

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Sam April 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm

The man is not only an adulterer, but a fucking heathen.

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Sam April 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm

The man is not only an adulterer, but a fucking heathen.

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Recovering Lobbyist April 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

They were eaten that very evening. As I recall, the Governor hosted a barbecue for legislators at the Mansion that evening. Senator Hutto and others spent that entire afternoon talking about the Governor’s “Poo” Party that evening. They even debated which part of South Carolina has the best barbecue. It was a “great day in South Carolina” that day.

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Recovering Lobbyist April 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

They were eaten that very evening. As I recall, the Governor hosted a barbecue for legislators at the Mansion that evening. Senator Hutto and others spent that entire afternoon talking about the Governor’s “Poo” Party that evening. They even debated which part of South Carolina has the best barbecue. It was a “great day in South Carolina” that day.

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MyDaddyIsRich April 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

And we thought Mitt Romney’s dog had it bad.

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MyDaddyIsRich April 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

And we thought Mitt Romney’s dog had it bad.

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Bruce Cockburn April 3, 2013 at 5:11 pm

What’s the big deal ah hee ah. I mean, who drinks pig milk? Pigs are for ‘a roastin my boys. Why did Sanford go and take it back a few minutes ago, saying it was a joke. Why, my friends, is because he is always checking to see which way the wind blows.

Gubna, the pigs were eaten. Grow a pair. Say something and stick wid it and maybe folks will take a likin to you. As for now, the democrat is going to TROUNCE YOUR ASS. Bitch slapped on the national stage, again,….just what you deserve. Not for getting some nice tang bro, for being so damn wishy-washy.

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Bruce Cockburn April 3, 2013 at 5:11 pm

What’s the big deal ah hee ah. I mean, who drinks pig milk? Pigs are for ‘a roastin my boys. Why did Sanford go and take it back a few minutes ago, saying it was a joke. Why, my friends, is because he is always checking to see which way the wind blows.

Gubna, the pigs were eaten. Grow a pair. Say something and stick wid it and maybe folks will take a likin to you. As for now, the democrat is going to TROUNCE YOUR ASS. Bitch slapped on the national stage, again,….just what you deserve. Not for getting some nice tang bro, for being so damn wishy-washy.

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Young fat is good fat April 3, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I was eating a pulled pork sandwich when I read this and must say I was not offended by this at all. What else should one do with a pair of piglets? This ain’t your daddy’s Green Acres.

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Young fat is good fat April 3, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I was eating a pulled pork sandwich when I read this and must say I was not offended by this at all. What else should one do with a pair of piglets? This ain’t your daddy’s Green Acres.

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John Cecil April 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Should have been called, “Pork” and “Her”

They probably just got left on the side of the road somewhere.

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John Cecil April 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Should have been called, “Pork” and “Her”

They probably just got left on the side of the road somewhere.

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Salty Doggerel April 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm

One can’t combine some “pork” with “barrel”
And not think of Bobby Harrell.
Starring as Miss Piggy daily
Is our guvna, Nikki Haley.
I’m no weatherman,
But I’ll predict Hugh Leatherman
Loves to toot
About his snoot
And all the places it will root.
Now “Mark” may be a little “off”,
But he was rarely at the trough.

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Salty Doggerel April 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm

One can’t combine some “pork” with “barrel”
And not think of Bobby Harrell.
Starring as Miss Piggy daily
Is our guvna, Nikki Haley.
I’m no weatherman,
But I’ll predict Hugh Leatherman
Loves to toot
About his snoot
And all the places it will root.
Now “Mark” may be a little “off”,
But he was rarely at the trough.

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lowcorider April 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Nothing compared to what he did to his family.

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Lowcorider April 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Nothing compared to what he did to his family.

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Jeffrey Sewell April 4, 2013 at 12:01 am

W, I am told it was your finest hour on staff, given your analist tendencies …

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Jeffrey Sewell April 4, 2013 at 12:01 am

W, I am told it was your finest hour on staff, given your analist tendencies …

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9" April 4, 2013 at 2:42 am

I saw a porno where a guy was fucking a pig.’Some of ’em get to liking it’,and it was obviously true.Now I wonder if that was Sanford, and one of his ,’sow-mates’…

He’s evil.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6sVG7vZZ9A

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9" April 4, 2013 at 2:42 am

I saw a porno where a guy was fucking a pig.’Some of ’em get to liking it’,and it was obviously true.Now I wonder if that was Sanford, and one of his ,’sow-mates’…

He’s evil.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6sVG7vZZ9A

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SparkleCity April 5, 2013 at 12:38 am

So FITS WAS the lacky that cleaned up the pig shit when Sanford wouldn’t do it himself (although that puke Sanford was responsible for it)………

Damn, I knew my hunch was right!!!!!

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SparkleCity April 5, 2013 at 12:38 am

So FITS WAS the lacky that cleaned up the pig shit when Sanford wouldn’t do it himself (although that puke Sanford was responsible for it)………

Damn, I knew my hunch was right!!!!!

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Sick of wingnut welfare April 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

Our tax dollars paid for that stupid stunt.

Is it even legal for agency employees to participate in political activity like that while on the job? I suspect not.

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Sick of wingnut welfare April 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

Our tax dollars paid for that stupid stunt.

Is it even legal for agency employees to participate in political activity like that while on the job? I suspect not.

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