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SC-1: Officially Up For Grabs

The bizarre trespassing allegations against former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford have turned the special election for the South Carolina first congressional district on its head. According to one veteran political handicapper, they’ve also turned the race into a “toss-up.” Charlie Cook – of The Cook Political Report – moved South…

The bizarre trespassing allegations against former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford have turned the special election for the South Carolina first congressional district on its head.

According to one veteran political handicapper, they’ve also turned the race into a “toss-up.”

Charlie Cook – of The Cook Political Report – moved South Carolina’s first district from the “Lean Republican” category into the “toss up” category in his district-by-district rankings of competitive races.

“News that the (National Republican Congressional Committee) has decided to pass on further involvement in the May 7 special election in South Carolina’s 1st CD – in effect, relegating former Gov. Mark Sanford to ‘Todd Akin land’ – moves the race from Lean Republican to Toss Up,” Cook wrote in issuing his decision.

For those of you waking up from a 24-hour nap, Sanford has acknowledged being on his ex-wife Jenny Sanford’s property without her permission on at least one occasion – violating the terms of their 2010 divorce agreement. He says he was there to watch the Super Bowl with his youngest son, 14-year-old Blake Sanford.

Sanford – who is attempting a political comeback following his 2009 fall from grace – is locked in a tight battle for the House seat he held from 1995-2001. His opponent? Elizabeth Colbert-Busch – sister of comedian Stephen Colbert (who we’re guessing is going to have a field day with Sanford’s latest hijinks).

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82 comments

eaglechick April 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

WELL DUH! What did you expect..an overnight conversion..naughty boy!

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eaglechick April 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

WELL DUH! What did you expect..an overnight conversion..naughty boy!

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Moman50 April 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Heres how I hope this goes:

Sanford wins the election.

Forty eight hours later the Family Court Judge sentences him to ten days or so in jail.

All the national media will be on hand to try to catch a glimpse of the Congressman Elect being escorted to the slammer.(thus ,providing an outlet for the “conservatives” ,who,as we all know believe in,if nothing else,”law and order” to blast the “damn librul media!)

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Trout r limited April 18, 2013 at 10:01 am

What planet are you from? Congressmen do not go to jail for tresspassing.

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James April 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

I would agree if the sentence were two years for burglary. Otherwise the state is still stuck with this nut.

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Moman50 April 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Heres how I hope this goes:

Sanford wins the election.

Forty eight hours later the Family Court Judge sentences him to ten days or so in jail.

All the national media will be on hand to try to catch a glimpse of the Congressman Elect being escorted to the slammer.(thus ,providing an outlet for the “conservatives” ,who,as we all know believe in,if nothing else,”law and order” to blast the “damn librul media!)

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Trout r limited April 18, 2013 at 10:01 am

What planet are you from? Congressmen do not go to jail for tresspassing.

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James April 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

I would agree if the sentence were two years for burglary. Otherwise the state is still stuck with this nut.

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lowcorider April 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm

He was just scrounging around for scrap plywood.

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dsmith April 18, 2013 at 6:04 am

That’s actually a very funny line. You should be writing for Colbert Busch’s brother.

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Lowcorider April 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm

He was just scrounging around for scrap plywood.

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dsmith April 18, 2013 at 6:04 am

That’s actually a very funny line. You should be writing for Colbert Busch’s brother.

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shifty henry April 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm

MARK – wait for me !!!

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shifty henry April 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm

MARK – wait for me !!!

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jimlewisowb April 17, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Sandford 57%
ECB 43%

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bogart April 17, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I don’t know who Sandford is,but it looks like he’s doing well against Emma Clay Boykin.

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jimlewisowb April 17, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Sanford 57%
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch 43%

OK

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bogart April 17, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I don’t know who Sandford is,but it looks like he’s doing well against Emma Clay Boykin.

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Bibi Marko ! ! ! April 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aXpty_1xo4

“Happy Days Are Here Again”
(1929, music by Milton Ager, lyrics by Jack Yellen)

[Girls]

Happy days are here again!
The skies above are clear again!
Let us sing a song of cheer again!
Happy days are here again!

Altogether shout it now:
There’s no one who
Can doubt it now.
So let’s tell the world all about it now:
Happy days are here again!

Your cares and troubles are gone!
There’ll be no more from now on!
Happy days are here again!
The skies above are clear again!
Let us sing a song of cheer again!
Happy days are here again!

So long sad times, so long bad times,
We are rid of you at last.
Howdy, gay times!
Cloudy gray times: You are now a thing of the past!

[Boys]

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
Let us sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again!
Altogether shout it now:
There’s no one
Who can doubt it now!
So let’s tell the world all about it now:
Happy days are here again!

Your cares and troubles are gone.
There’ll be no more from now on.
Happy days are here again!
The skies above are clear again!
Let us sing a song of cheer again!
Happy days are here again!

Happy days are here again!
The skies above are clear again!
Let us sing a song of cheer again:
Happy days are here again!

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Thank you, Marko !!!

Keep “watching TV” with the kids !!!

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Sam April 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

Is that you, Nikki? With all that song lyric crap.

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Bibi Marko ! ! ! April 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aXpty_1xo4

“Happy Days Are Here Again”
(1929, music by Milton Ager, lyrics by Jack Yellen)

[Girls]

Happy days are here again!
The skies above are clear again!
Let us sing a song of cheer again!
Happy days are here again!

Altogether shout it now:
There’s no one who
Can doubt it now.
So let’s tell the world all about it now:
Happy days are here again!

Your cares and troubles are gone!
There’ll be no more from now on!
Happy days are here again!
The skies above are clear again!
Let us sing a song of cheer again!
Happy days are here again!

So long sad times, so long bad times,
We are rid of you at last.
Howdy, gay times!
Cloudy gray times: You are now a thing of the past!

[Boys]

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
Let us sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again!
Altogether shout it now:
There’s no one
Who can doubt it now!
So let’s tell the world all about it now:
Happy days are here again!

Your cares and troubles are gone.
There’ll be no more from now on.
Happy days are here again!
The skies above are clear again!
Let us sing a song of cheer again!
Happy days are here again!

Happy days are here again!
The skies above are clear again!
Let us sing a song of cheer again:
Happy days are here again!

#####

Thank you, Marko !!!

Keep “watching TV” with the kids !!!

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Sam April 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

Is that you, Nikki? With all that song lyric crap.

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Eric April 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Before it is over Jenny will look like the vindictive shrew that she is. I am not a Mark fan, but Jenny is the worse. 55-45 Sanford wins and can then tell the establishment to go to hell.

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Kuyperdog April 18, 2013 at 12:36 am

you mean the woman who gave Sanford 4 sons, ran his campaigns, turned her home into a HQ, made political speeches in his stead, graduated from Georgetown and was the initial contact for Boeing on the idea of moving to SC!!!

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dsmith April 18, 2013 at 6:06 am

And how many times does she have to tell him….do not come to my home?

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Eric April 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Before it is over Jenny will look like the vindictive shrew that she is. I am not a Mark fan, but Jenny is the worse. 55-45 Sanford wins and can then tell the establishment to go to hell.

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Kuyperdog April 18, 2013 at 12:36 am

you mean the woman who gave Sanford 4 sons, ran his campaigns, turned her home into a HQ, made political speeches in his stead, graduated from Georgetown and was the initial contact for Boeing on the idea of moving to SC!!!

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dsmith April 18, 2013 at 6:06 am

And how many times does she have to tell him….do not come to my home?

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Wish it were so April 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Unless there are more revelations to come, I don’t believe the headline. Sanford supporters will forgive him his trespasses as they have the past sordid details. As stated before, he would have to kill someone and then have relations with the corpse, to give them pause…maybe. They probably just write off these recent goings on as Mark just being Mark or as a he said-she said. They are totally spellbound by him and his dogma and they will be motivated to get out and vote.

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Kuyperdog April 18, 2013 at 12:39 am

He is killing someone-the Republican Party! This conservative will never forget Sanford’s past not support his future-Take a Hike Mark!

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Wish it were so April 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Unless there are more revelations to come, I don’t believe the headline. Sanford supporters will forgive him his trespasses as they have the past sordid details. As stated before, he would have to kill someone and then have relations with the corpse, to give them pause…maybe. They probably just write off these recent goings on as Mark just being Mark or as a he said-she said. They are totally spellbound by him and his dogma and they will be motivated to get out and vote.

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Kuyperdog April 18, 2013 at 12:39 am

He is killing someone-the Republican Party! This conservative will never forget Sanford’s past not support his future-Take a Hike Mark!

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm

South Carolina Voters are forgiving to a fault. There are a lot of Christians here, who will believe a man who claims he has repented. (unfortunately they believed the selfish and self-serving only, Sanford)

But they ain’t THAT stupid…

I hope we can put Mark Sanford in the TOAST Column…forever….his demise as a politician is LONG over-due…

As Cullen Harper said (then lied about it) about Tommy Bowden: “He got what he deserved.”

Sanford has been blessed far beyond what is fair. Hopefully he has finally caught up with himself…

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm

South Carolina Voters are forgiving to a fault. There are a lot of Christians here, who will believe a man who claims he has repented. (unfortunately they believed the selfish and self-serving only, Sanford)

But they ain’t THAT stupid…

I hope we can put Mark Sanford in the TOAST Column…forever….his demise as a politician is LONG over-due…

As Cullen Harper said (then lied about it) about Tommy Bowden: “He got what he deserved.”

Sanford has been blessed far beyond what is fair. Hopefully he has finally caught up with himself…

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synthetic April 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Unless you have gone through a divorce with a complete bitch, it is hard to explain the shit you have to go through for your kids. As I have noted in other articles, I would not vote for Sanford due to his adultery which tells me he is a proven liar (but unfortunately, what politician is not) – he is however a penny pincher with our tax dollars which I am sure his opponent will not be. Ms. Jenny Sanford can smile all she wants but she is a spoiled rich bitch which will never get over the divorce and will hate Sanford to the core until the day she hits the grave.

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dsmith April 18, 2013 at 6:12 am

So we should just write off his behavior with a grin and chuckle…boys will be boys! I sympathize with Jenny Sanford who has been humiliated during this affair. She is not a Hillary Clinton who defended her husband to save their political future. Jenny Sanford has every right to demand her property not be trespassed on by Mr. Sanford. It has nothing to do with her being a bitch or wealthy, it’s a valued part of our constitution called property rights.

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synthetic April 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Unless you have gone through a divorce with a complete bitch, it is hard to explain the shit you have to go through for your kids. As I have noted in other articles, I would not vote for Sanford due to his adultery which tells me he is a proven liar (but unfortunately, what politician is not) – he is however a penny pincher with our tax dollars which I am sure his opponent will not be. Ms. Jenny Sanford can smile all she wants but she is a spoiled rich bitch which will never get over the divorce and will hate Sanford to the core until the day she hits the grave.

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dsmith April 18, 2013 at 6:12 am

So we should just write off his behavior with a grin and chuckle…boys will be boys! I sympathize with Jenny Sanford who has been humiliated during this affair. She is not a Hillary Clinton who defended her husband to save their political future. Jenny Sanford has every right to demand her property not be trespassed on by Mr. Sanford. It has nothing to do with her being a bitch or wealthy, it’s a valued part of our constitution called property rights.

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cu4me April 17, 2013 at 11:49 pm

E.C. Busch has a divorce as well. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Sanford is the best choice because he is fiscally sound and EC Busch is friends with Nancy Pelosi and Al Franken…..nuff said

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Caleb on JI April 18, 2013 at 7:09 am

Just because you post something, does not mean it is true. You made that up, which is lying, but don’t worry, Jebus forgives you.

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Bible Thumper April 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

Who is Jebus?

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pantsonfire April 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

The guy who forgives idiots like cu4me.

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Chickenoregg April 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

If you do not know who Jebus is you must not have religion. Jebus forgives anything. I worship the guy.

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cu4me April 17, 2013 at 11:49 pm

E.C. Busch has a divorce as well. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Sanford is the best choice because he is fiscally sound and EC Busch is friends with Nancy Pelosi and Al Franken…..nuff said

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Caleb on JI April 18, 2013 at 7:09 am

Just because you post something, does not mean it is true. You made that up, which is lying, but don’t worry, Jebus forgives you.

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Bible Thumper April 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

Who is Jebus?

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pantsonfire April 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

The guy who forgives idiots like cu4me.

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Chickenoregg April 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

If you do not know who Jebus is you must not have religion. Jebus forgives anything. I worship the guy.

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Kuyperdog April 18, 2013 at 12:31 am

This Conservative says: Yes, Sanford has am-Busched himself! He is a dog!

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Kuyperdog April 18, 2013 at 12:31 am

This Conservative says: Yes, Sanford has am-Busched himself! He is a dog!

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Trey April 18, 2013 at 1:15 am

What a bitch! Who is going to play separation politics between a dad and a son, certainly not a Christian woman. This is old scratch working his magic.

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Caleb on JI April 18, 2013 at 7:07 am

Yes, she is a total bitch for not wanting the man, who cheated on her in a very public way, and humiliated her and his family, coming into her home without her permission.

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read about NPD April 18, 2013 at 7:27 am

Sanford repeatedly abused his relationship with his former wife during their marriage. She has tried to be cordial in this relationship but Sanford is determined to continue to have it his way, the rules don’t apply to me. Bet any counselor would tell her to set ground rules and stick to them when dealing with someone with his disorder. He is not the kind one here. He had a number of options . He chose the inconsiderate one. He is trying to make her the bad guy with their son.

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Trey April 18, 2013 at 1:15 am

What a bitch! Who is going to play separation politics between a dad and a son, certainly not a Christian woman. This is old scratch working his magic.

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Caleb on JI April 18, 2013 at 7:07 am

Yes, she is a total bitch for not wanting the man, who cheated on her in a very public way, and humiliated her and his family, coming into her home without her permission.

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read about NPD April 18, 2013 at 7:27 am

Sanford repeatedly abused his relationship with his former wife during their marriage. She has tried to be cordial in this relationship but Sanford is determined to continue to have it his way, the rules don’t apply to me. Bet any counselor would tell her to set ground rules and stick to them when dealing with someone with his disorder. He is not the kind one here. He had a number of options . He chose the inconsiderate one. He is trying to make her the bad guy with their son.

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Caleb on JI April 18, 2013 at 7:05 am

Such poor judgment. To make matters worse — he went negative on his campaign ads. People down here are sick of those kinds of tactics. Busch has been nothing but positive and classy. He does not deserve a second chance.

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Caleb on JI April 18, 2013 at 7:05 am

Such poor judgment. To make matters worse — he went negative on his campaign ads. People down here are sick of those kinds of tactics. Busch has been nothing but positive and classy. He does not deserve a second chance.

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Bubbas Brother April 18, 2013 at 7:56 am

Just once I’d like to see one of these folks who disclosed supposedly confidential court files go to jail.

52-48 Sanford and we’ll be better off for it (that’s a “relative assessment” though)

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The Colonel (R) April 18, 2013 at 7:56 am

Just once I’d like to see one of these folks who disclosed supposedly confidential court files go to jail.

52-48 Sanford and we’ll be better off for it (that’s a “relative assessment” though)

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Philip Branton April 18, 2013 at 8:29 am

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury….

As you can all see by re-addressing your phone’s web portal to highlight the Cook Report website, ask yourself what this really says about the metrics of FITSNEWS..??? Would Alexander the GREAT or Atilla the HUN use the Cook Report website to scout their enemies weaknesses..?? ….their strengths…?? Jury members, how many of YOU have ever felt compelled to EVER use any of the information associated with that website..?? Jury members, we will be asking Nancy MACE to take the stand later on and we are going to ask HER just how many times SHE has ever used that website’s information for ANYTHING…???

Jury folks, Mr. Wil Folks should be camped out in front of the Sanford MOTEL to get frank and honest questions concerning our GUN rights…!!! …honest questions about the impact of 900 Million on our local REAL Estate market…?? ….the honest questions concerning the ground water contamination in the Neck Area of Charleston and the role of the EPA in getting transparent records available…!?!?

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Philip Branton April 18, 2013 at 8:29 am

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury….

As you can all see by re-addressing your phone’s web portal to highlight the Cook Report website, ask yourself what this really says about the metrics of FITSNEWS..??? Would Alexander the GREAT or Atilla the HUN use the Cook Report website to scout their enemies weaknesses..?? ….their strengths…?? Jury members, how many of YOU have ever felt compelled to EVER use any of the information associated with that website..?? Jury members, we will be asking Nancy MACE to take the stand later on and we are going to ask HER just how many times SHE has ever used that website’s information for ANYTHING…???

Jury folks, Mr. Wil Folks should be camped out in front of the Sanford MOTEL to get frank and honest questions concerning our GUN rights…!!! …honest questions about the impact of 900 Million on our local REAL Estate market…?? ….the honest questions concerning the ground water contamination in the Neck Area of Charleston and the role of the EPA in getting transparent records available…!?!?

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BigT April 18, 2013 at 9:48 am

I see a lot of Sanford Campaign operatives now frantically posting. It must mean he’s in big trouble and scared.
While anyone who cares for his-her state, should be Adamantly Against Sanford, because of the damage a person like him brings…
I love to see the horse Race of Exhilarating Highs for the Disgraced Loser in Sanford…but most I want to see justice prevail and end his public freak show.
It is interesting…regardless…

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BigT April 18, 2013 at 9:48 am

I see a lot of Sanford Campaign operatives now frantically posting. It must mean he’s in big trouble and scared.
While anyone who cares for his-her state, should be Adamantly Against Sanford, because of the damage a person like him brings…
I love to see the horse Race of Exhilarating Highs for the Disgraced Loser in Sanford…but most I want to see justice prevail and end his public freak show.
It is interesting…regardless…

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Darth April 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

so his Jenny abandoned thier son in the house for how long?

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them two be a tangoing? April 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

for as long as it took for her to bring their other son to a sporting event while Sanford sat out the first half of the Super Bowl with his fiancee?

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pantsonfire April 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

Want to try that again?……….Can only get better.

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Darth April 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

so his Jenny abandoned thier son in the house for how long?

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them two be a tangoing? April 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

for as long as it took for her to bring their other son to a sporting event while Sanford sat out the first half of the Super Bowl with his fiancee?

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pantsonfire April 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

Want to try that again?……….Can only get better.

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think again April 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

It’s soooooo sweet that Sanford is using Bible verses to get him through this difficult time….no doubt it’s Bible verses that keep him going when he meets up with soul mate to fornicate….He got caught tresspassing,God works in mysterious ways.

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think again April 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

It’s soooooo sweet that Sanford is using Bible verses to get him through this difficult time….no doubt it’s Bible verses that keep him going when he meets up with soul mate to fornicate….He got caught tresspassing,God works in mysterious ways.

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Tank April 18, 2013 at 11:47 am

“Todd Akin land” is a bad example—the Republican party was more than happy to return to his side a month or so later, after the furor over his asinine “legitimate rape” comment blew over. LuvGuv doesn’t have the luxury of that much time.

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Tank April 18, 2013 at 11:47 am

“Todd Akin land” is a bad example—the Republican party was more than happy to return to his side a month or so later, after the furor over his asinine “legitimate rape” comment blew over. LuvGuv doesn’t have the luxury of that much time.

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Tank April 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

Moreover, if Sanford wins this special election, I don’t want to hear a peep from South Carolina’s deficit hawk (remember, he went to Argentina on OUR dime) and family values voters about anything anymore.

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Tank April 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

Moreover, if Sanford wins this special election, I don’t want to hear a peep from South Carolina’s deficit hawk (remember, he went to Argentina on OUR dime) and family values voters about anything anymore.

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BigT April 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Sanford is the 2013 version of John Jenerette….
If FITS had the journalistic skills and creative mind, I chide for not having…he would have thought of this himself.
If FITS is not a sell-out hack: He’ll spin this beautifully similar comparison into an artistic portrait of southern Gothic failure, and how the secular-rich, powerful, greedy and selfish devour themselves…

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Billy K Mulligan April 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm

John Jenrette was far more honest and trustworthy than Sanford. He was also effective in office, he helped improve life in SC: Sanford moved our state backward as Governor an at best irrelevant as a member of Congress prior to.

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BigT April 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Sanford is the 2013 version of John Jenerette….
If FITS had the journalistic skills and creative mind, I chide for not having…he would have thought of this himself.
If FITS is not a sell-out hack: He’ll spin this beautifully similar comparison into an artistic portrait of southern Gothic failure, and how the secular-rich, powerful, greedy and selfish devour themselves…

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Billy K Mulligan April 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm

John Jenrette was far more honest and trustworthy than Sanford. He was also effective in office, he helped improve life in SC: Sanford moved our state backward as Governor an at best irrelevant as a member of Congress prior to.

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hahaha April 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Jenny Psycho Beotch is bitter. And it shows.

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hahaha April 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Jenny Psycho Beotch is bitter. And it shows.

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