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Sun Tzu In The South Carolina First District

Last week, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch remained silent while her opponent for the vacant South Carolina first congressional district – former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford – saw his “comeback campaign” take a major hit. Colbert-Busch (or at least her advisors) followed the tactical wisdom ascribed to Chinese warlord Sun Tzu –…

Last week, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch remained silent while her opponent for the vacant South Carolina first congressional district – former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford – saw his “comeback campaign” take a major hit.

Colbert-Busch (or at least her advisors) followed the tactical wisdom ascribed to Chinese warlord Sun Tzu – and later Napoleon Bonaparte – which holds that you “never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake.”

And so they kept their mouths shut while Sanford started taking water over trespassing allegations leveled by attorneys of his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford.

That’s sound strategic advice … among the many pearls of wisdom to be found in Sun Tzu’s masterpiece, The Art of War.

Of course there’s a flip side to this wisdom – which we shall refer to henceforth as the “Sanford corollary.”

“Never compound the mistakes you have already made.”

Unfortunately for Sanford, he can’t seem to stop compounding the mistakes he made …

Mark Sanford
Mark Sanford

First, let’s flashback to 2009 when then-governor Sanford gave his infamous rambling press conference at the S.C. State House acknowledging that he had been unfaithful to his wife. Given Sanford’s status as a potential Republican presidential candidate, the event was national news – and it became an even bigger story given the quirky and non-scripted (i.e. authentic) manner in which Sanford handled it.

Of course what could have turned into a potentially positive process story about copping to infidelity quickly wound up back into the minus column when Sanford simply wouldn’t shut up about his affair and the various feelings it aroused in his loins (as well as his overburdened heart).

Fast forward to this month – which began with Sanford convincingly capturing the GOP congressional nomination for the first district seat and opening up a decent lead over Colbert-Busch.

That’s when the wheels fell off though … or when Jenny Sanford decided enough was enough with this whole “comeback” thing.

Somehow (ahem, Jenny), the Associated Press obtained “sealed” court documents showing that the former governor was scheduled to make an appearance next month before a Charleston County family court judge.

The allegation against him? That he trespassed on his ex-wife’s property without her permission back in February (and apparently on several occasions prior to that).

Sanford copped to the February trespass, too … claiming he was watching the Super Bowl with his 14-year-old son (who was home alone).

The incident hurt Sanford – as evidenced by the results of a new poll in the district – but heading into this week he still had an opportunity to recalibrate the race back on the bread-and-butter fiscal issues

Of course that’s when he decided to run a full-page ad in Sunday’s editions of The Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier explaining himself (again) over the trespassing incident.

The letter began with the line “it’s been a rough week,” which rubbed a lot of people the wrong way given that the previous week featured a domestic terror attack in Boston (which killed three people) and a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant (which killed at least 14 people).

“Just when you thought Mark Sanford had outdone himself, he raises the bar on his own ridiculousness,” wrote columnist Jonathan Capeheart for The Washington Post, describing Sanford’s full-page ad as “doubling down on stupidity.”

We concur …

Sanford’s “rough week” comment (like his prior “wounded warrior” remark) was bad enough, but that’s not the real damage done to his candidacy by this ill-advised letter.

Once again – at the very moment he should have been pivoting away from his personal drama and back onto the issues that could carry him to victory in this decidedly Republican-leaning district, Sanford chose instead to veer into the self-indulgent.

Why? There’s really no rational explanation … other than the man simply cannot help himself.

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96 comments

Mike April 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

Any lawyers here? Is releasing sealed court records a crime?

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MyDaddyIsRich April 23, 2013 at 10:09 am

Is leaving the state as chief executive and lying about it??

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Neil April 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

No, it isn’t or he would have been impeached. Wrong? yes. Illegal? no. Theres a difference.

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Jakie says Mustard Sauce April 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

The strange thing here is this. He fucked up. Okay. But, since when does a governor have to tell anyone where he is vacationing. I’ve never heard much about former governors vacations while in office. Why did the dumbass not tell his staff that he was taking vacation at an undisclosed location and carry a cellphone? I mean, did Jenny believe he was hiking? She should have been the only one that he had to mislead. Or, did the dumbass tell her that he was on official govt business and then just disappear?

My long grueling point is this? Regardless if Mark Sanford wants to fuck a bunch of monkeys in Birmingham, Alabama and smoke crack all week if he can’t come up with a better plan that that how in the world can he be qualified to outwit, outfox, out negotiate other legislatures on Capitol Hill on behalf SC? How can he negotiate anything successfully? Better yet, don’t you think that the Dems up there are drooling at the thought of compromising him over acts that he has probably already committed but have yet to come to light? They are pissing all over themselves with joy at the thought of setting Sanford up and if the real truth were known Mark Sanford is probably thinking along these lines: “I tried the right way and I got crucified. This time around I’m going to take every thing that I can squeeze out of the job. Fuck a cot, fuck morals, Hi, I”m Mark Sanford, you are a lobbyist, here is my private line. Call often”

For Christ’s sake, Jake Knotts brought him down and look how smart he turned out to be. Governor of SC is a silver spoon job, US Congressman – ain’t likely.

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scsmartie April 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

LOL!

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Party hearty April 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Lobbyists give the best cocktail parties with free booze and food, payola, and maybe some travel perks too. Sanford is going to want to impress and show-off Chapur, so he will be like a moth to a flame under their influences this time around. Moral and ethical lapses? Welcome to our party!

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Be specific April 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

My understanding is that only the Final Order (dividing up property, granting the divorce, etc.) is actually sealed. Not the whole file.

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Mike April 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

Any lawyers here? Is releasing sealed court records a crime?

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MyDaddyIsRich April 23, 2013 at 10:09 am

Is leaving the state as chief executive and lying about it??

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Neil April 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

No, it isn’t or he would have been impeached. Wrong? yes. Illegal? no. Theres a difference.

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Jakie says Mustard Sauce April 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

The strange thing here is this. He fucked up. Okay. But, since when does a governor have to tell anyone where he is vacationing. I’ve never heard much about former governors vacations while in office. Why did the dumbass not tell his staff that he was taking vacation at an undisclosed location and carry a cellphone? I mean, did Jenny believe he was hiking? She should have been the only one that he had to mislead. Or, did the dumbass tell her that he was on official govt business and then just disappear?

My long grueling point is this? Regardless if Mark Sanford wants to fuck a bunch of monkeys in Birmingham, Alabama and smoke crack all week if he can’t come up with a better plan that that how in the world can he be qualified to outwit, outfox, out negotiate other legislatures on Capitol Hill on behalf SC? How can he negotiate anything successfully? Better yet, don’t you think that the Dems up there are drooling at the thought of compromising him over acts that he has probably already committed but have yet to come to light? They are pissing all over themselves with joy at the thought of setting Sanford up and if the real truth were known Mark Sanford is probably thinking along these lines: “I tried the right way and I got crucified. This time around I’m going to take every thing that I can squeeze out of the job. Fuck a cot, fuck morals, Hi, I”m Mark Sanford, you are a lobbyist, here is my private line. Call often”

For Christ’s sake, Jake Knotts brought him down and look how smart he turned out to be. Governor of SC is a silver spoon job, US Congressman – ain’t likely.

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scsmartie April 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

LOL!

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Party hearty April 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Lobbyists give the best cocktail parties with free booze and food, payola, and maybe some travel perks too. Sanford is going to want to impress and show-off Chapur, so he will be like a moth to a flame under their influences this time around. Moral and ethical lapses? Welcome to our party!

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Be specific April 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

My understanding is that only the Final Order (dividing up property, granting the divorce, etc.) is actually sealed. Not the whole file.

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vicupstate April 23, 2013 at 10:03 am

Jenny was the brains behind this couple, not to mention the money.

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vicupstate April 23, 2013 at 10:03 am

Jenny was the brains behind this couple, not to mention the money.

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? April 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

Yep, he’s a narcissistic sociopath. It’s obvious. Thing is, so are 95% of pols holding office.

Btw, the AP probably obtained the sealed court documents the same way you obtained Thad Viers text messages.

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Right April 23, 2013 at 10:15 am

Agree. No rational explanation for that idiotic and ill-timed “rough week” ad, so “narcissistic sociopath” fits the bill.

And aren’t Donehue and Sawyer repping him? Why did those two bozos think that ad would be a good idea? Maybe they suffer from the same disorder.

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? April 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

I don’t know much about either of them, but Donehue comes off as a back stabbing double talker who is not that bright. Sawyer called me years ago when he was much younger over an e-mail I sent over some gov’t waste when he was working for Sanford many years ago.(that’s when I thought you could change gov’t)

He was pretty green,though seemed genuine…but at the end of the day admitted to me that he/Sanford were powerless to do anything about it and the conversation ended weirdly.

I don’t know if he was looking for donor support or something, but obviously when you tell someone you can’t fix gov’t the you aren’t going to get money for further support of such nonsense.

Sanford is truly a moron in my estimation, as another poster mentioned it seems obvious to me that Jenny was the one making him a success. The fact that Sanford even hired Donehue, who called Sanford a “despicable human” or something to that effect really says everything about both of them.

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Right April 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

Yeah, all evidence so far definitely points to Mark Sanford being a success because of Jenny Sanford. Without her – or with her torpedoing his candidacy with his help – he’s floundering.

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? April 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

Yep, he’s a narcissistic sociopath. It’s obvious. Thing is, so are 95% of pols holding office.

Btw, the AP probably obtained the sealed court documents the same way you obtained Thad Viers text messages.

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Right April 23, 2013 at 10:15 am

Agree. No rational explanation for that idiotic and ill-timed “rough week” ad, so “narcissistic sociopath” fits the bill.

And aren’t Donehue and Sawyer repping him? Why did those two bozos think that ad would be a good idea? Maybe they suffer from the same disorder.

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? April 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

I don’t know much about either of them, but Donehue comes off as a back stabbing double talker who is not that bright. Sawyer called me years ago when he was much younger over an e-mail I sent over some gov’t waste when he was working for Sanford many years ago.(that’s when I thought you could change gov’t)

He was pretty green,though seemed genuine…but at the end of the day admitted to me that he/Sanford were powerless to do anything about it and the conversation ended weirdly.

I don’t know if he was looking for donor support or something, but obviously when you tell someone you can’t fix gov’t the you aren’t going to get money for further support of such nonsense.

Sanford is truly a moron in my estimation, as another poster mentioned it seems obvious to me that Jenny was the one making him a success. The fact that Sanford even hired Donehue, who called Sanford a “despicable human” or something to that effect really says everything about both of them.

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Right April 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

Yeah, all evidence so far definitely points to Mark Sanford being a success because of Jenny Sanford. Without her – or with her torpedoing his candidacy with his help – he’s floundering.

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ELCID April 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

ANSWER = Sanford is an idiot!!!

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ELCID April 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

ANSWER = Sanford is an idiot!!!

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jimlewisowb April 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

Sanford 57%
Busch 43%

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MyDaddyIsRich April 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

On fantasy Island.

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jimlewisowb April 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

Since your Daddy is Rich and I am a retired old white bastard how about a little bet that could benefit sic willie’s website

If Busch wins I will donate $25 to willie’s site

If Sanford wins you will donate $50 to willie’s site

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MyDaddyIsRich April 23, 2013 at 10:51 am

Done.

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jimlewisowb April 23, 2013 at 11:03 am

OK willie it will be up to you to confirm payment of the bet

MyDaddyIsRich May 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Time for me to pay up. Fits can you confirm I made a payment when it is processed?

BigT April 23, 2013 at 10:56 am

Why not bet him a Kiddie Meal over at B-O-Bs?…Ain’t that what you eat…LMAO…

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Liberal=Science=Equality April 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

Why don’t go by Friday and introduce yourself to the fellow?

Blondie April 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Can I go? I’m 5’2 and weigh 100 lbs. Will be wearing red dress with a white gardenia in my hair.

Liberal=Science=Equality April 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Sure thing! Hell, let’s all go and see the MAN(BigT) of the hour not show…we can still enjoy a good drink while waiting on our Godot…

Liberal=Science=Equality April 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Shit, I need to put that rhyme to music.

Fleet April 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Look out-Sanford will be there ready to hit on you.

jimlewisowb April 23, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Yep, 4:30 until, provided you don’t have a pair of nuts under that red dress

even bigT has pride compared2U April 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

what kind of pathetic loser fanboy would donate money to this site? LOL. you truly are a pathetic groupie. don’t you know that smackead womanbeater will makes money off you coming on this site and making comments and you still want to “DONATE?.” LOL! are you his grandfather or the president of his fanclub? LOL! BTW, how many times did you vote for sanford. i guarantee its at least 2. gramps, you are officially the biggest sic wilie salad tosser on this site. LMFAO!!!! (jam, salad dressing, or do you get off on the taste of his sh1t?)

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jimlewisowb April 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm

As for your guarantee you come up a loser again, didn’t vote for Sanford in any election and can’t vote this time since I live in Chapin

Would be willing to bet you and you get to pick where the money goes

I bet when you hit 16 your daddy pulled you aside and said, the best part of you ran down your momma’s leg

If I am wrong let me know where or to whom to forward a wooden nickel. If I am right, you can click Donate on this website and fess up for once in your life

ps. It is spelled shit, Fucktard

jimlewisowb April 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

Sanford 57%
Busch 43%

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MyDaddyIsRich April 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

On fantasy Island.

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jimlewisowb April 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

Since your Daddy is Rich and I am a retired old white bastard how about a little bet that could benefit sic willie’s website

If Busch wins I will donate $25 to willie’s site

If Sanford wins you will donate $50 to willie’s site

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MyDaddyIsRich April 23, 2013 at 10:51 am

Done.

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jimlewisowb April 23, 2013 at 11:03 am

OK willie it will be up to you to confirm payment of the bet

MyDaddyIsRich May 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Time for me to pay up. Fits can you confirm I made a payment when it is processed?

BigT April 23, 2013 at 10:56 am

Why not bet him a Kiddie Meal over at B-O-Bs?…Ain’t that what you eat…LMAO…

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Hot Air Balloon April 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

Why don’t go by Friday and introduce yourself to the fellow?

Blondie April 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Can I go? I’m 5’2 and weigh 100 lbs. Will be wearing red dress with a white gardenia in my hair.

Hot Air Balloon April 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Sure thing! Hell, let’s all go and see the MAN(BigT) of the hour not show…we can still enjoy a good drink while waiting on our Godot…

Hot Air Balloon April 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Shit, I need to put that rhyme to music.

Fleet April 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Look out-Sanford will be there ready to hit on you.

jimlewisowb April 23, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Yep, 4:30 until, provided you don’t have a pair of nuts under that red dress

even bigT has pride compared2U April 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

what kind of pathetic loser fanboy would donate money to this site? LOL. you truly are a pathetic groupie. don’t you know that smackead womanbeater will makes money off you coming on this site and making comments and you still want to “DONATE?.” LOL! are you his grandfather or the president of his fanclub? LOL! BTW, how many times did you vote for sanford. i guarantee its at least 2. gramps, you are officially the biggest sic wilie salad tosser on this site. LMFAO!!!! (jam, salad dressing, or do you get off on the taste of his sh1t?)

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jimlewisowb April 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm

As for your guarantee you come up a loser again, didn’t vote for Sanford in any election and can’t vote this time since I live in Chapin

Would be willing to bet you and you get to pick where the money goes

I bet when you hit 16 your daddy pulled you aside and said, the best part of you ran down your momma’s leg

If I am wrong let me know where or to whom to forward a wooden nickel. If I am right, you can click Donate on this website and fess up for once in your life

ps. It is spelled shit, Fucktard

Kuyperdog April 23, 2013 at 10:29 am

At last Sanford is helping us CONSERVATIVES WITH VALUES politically get rid of him forever!!!!! His rise and fall is so much better than no comeback attempt at all because now we REAL CONSERVATIVES see how Harrell, Byars, and other power sucking/values dumping Republican “Leadership” were willing and ready to GROVAL AT THE FEET OF HIM WHO HAS VIOLATED ALL WE CLAIM TO STAND FOR!!!!!

When you lose your soul (finding your soulmate!), you should lose your office!!! Bobby Harrell knew 3 years ago AWOL Sanford should have been impeached, but NO, he didn’t have the ____ to do it!!!

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BigT April 23, 2013 at 10:46 am

GREAT POST…You are correct. Great to see a poster GET IT!!!
Also: The reason they balked at impeachment, is that Sanford got a gaggle of leftwing reporters hired at the SC Policy Council (still there.) along w/ FITS.
They were full-bore plundering through the private lives of the legislators…and ready to pull the trigger, at the first move to Dump Sanford’s sorry @$$…

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Kuyperdog April 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

Great insight on the background dynamics-believing every word of it!
PS: On May 7th it will be A GREAT DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA!

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Jan April 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Wrong, he did not get impeached because he was a Republican. Republicans do not care about sex scandals or much of anything else, unless the person is gay or a Democrat.

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Synthetic April 23, 2013 at 12:34 pm

But the issue that I have is why did all of the so called CONSERVATIVES in this State elect Haley in 2012 – obviously a more adept liar than Sanford and her sins are just as bad as Sanford (he just more stupidly truthful and unfortunately more conservative than Haley).

But when it comes right down to it – both are adulterers and CANNOT be trusted.

But can someone give me a good explanation of why Haley’s adultery is any worse than Sanford’s.

The real issue here is the Republican party in this State allowing numbskulls non conservatives to run for all types of positions in this State – if the person does not support Republican conservative values, then the Republican party should refuse to allow them to run as a Republican and let them run under another party’s banner.
Did you really need Sanford and Haley’s follies to figure out the rest of these “elected” leaders are bums? Do you honestly believe the good people in their districts will oust their home boys?
We need TERM LIMITS – but in this State, you cannot even get this on the ballot without legislative approval. Most southern states have the same oppressed rules. Do you think our esteemed Legislators are going to let us vote on rule that is going to get rid of their golden eggs??

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Kuyperdog April 23, 2013 at 10:29 am

At last Sanford is helping us CONSERVATIVES WITH VALUES politically get rid of him forever!!!!! His rise and fall is so much better than no comeback attempt at all because now we REAL CONSERVATIVES see how Harrell, Byars, and other power sucking/values dumping Republican “Leadership” were willing and ready to GROVAL AT THE FEET OF HIM WHO HAS VIOLATED ALL WE CLAIM TO STAND FOR!!!!!

When you lose your soul (finding your soulmate!), you should lose your office!!! Bobby Harrell knew 3 years ago AWOL Sanford should have been impeached, but NO, he didn’t have the ____ to do it!!!

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BigT April 23, 2013 at 10:46 am

GREAT POST…You are correct. Great to see a poster GET IT!!!
Also: The reason they balked at impeachment, is that Sanford got a gaggle of leftwing reporters hired at the SC Policy Council (still there.) along w/ FITS.
They were full-bore plundering through the private lives of the legislators…and ready to pull the trigger, at the first move to Dump Sanford’s sorry @$$…

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Kuyperdog April 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

Great insight on the background dynamics-believing every word of it!
PS: On May 7th it will be A GREAT DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA!

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Jan April 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Wrong, he did not get impeached because he was a Republican. Republicans do not care about sex scandals or much of anything else, unless the person is gay or a Democrat.

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Synthetic April 23, 2013 at 12:34 pm

But the issue that I have is why did all of the so called CONSERVATIVES in this State elect Haley in 2012 – obviously a more adept liar than Sanford and her sins are just as bad as Sanford (he just more stupidly truthful and unfortunately more conservative than Haley).

But when it comes right down to it – both are adulterers and CANNOT be trusted.

But can someone give me a good explanation of why Haley’s adultery is any worse than Sanford’s.

The real issue here is the Republican party in this State allowing numbskulls non conservatives to run for all types of positions in this State – if the person does not support Republican conservative values, then the Republican party should refuse to allow them to run as a Republican and let them run under another party’s banner.
Did you really need Sanford and Haley’s follies to figure out the rest of these “elected” leaders are bums? Do you honestly believe the good people in their districts will oust their home boys?
We need TERM LIMITS – but in this State, you cannot even get this on the ballot without legislative approval. Most southern states have the same oppressed rules. Do you think our esteemed Legislators are going to let us vote on rule that is going to get rid of their golden eggs??

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shifty henry April 23, 2013 at 10:31 am

….. can it get any worse?

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Chicora April 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Yes….his protégé , our present Governor could get reelected. That would be plain nasty!

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shifty henry April 23, 2013 at 10:31 am

….. can it get any worse?

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Chicora April 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Yes….his protégé , our present Governor could get reelected. That would be plain nasty!

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Chapur's Idiot April 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

The full page letter made a capital idiot out of an idiot….trying to sound like a good father after what he did to his sons is gag worthy.

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Chapur's Idiot April 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

The full page letter made a capital idiot out of an idiot….trying to sound like a good father after what he did to his sons is gag worthy.

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BigT April 23, 2013 at 10:36 am

The worst part of Sanford: He is aloof, and thinks everything the people of this state gave him, was because he is such a GREAT and Awesome guy.
Sanford thinks he did everything ALL on his own. He thinks no one helped him (or did it for him, like his ex-wife)…
He never realized that he was making promises, and the people supported those pledges, not his Selfish, pampered and Egotistical @$$. He is just a stupid actor, folowing lines.
The Best Part of Sanford: He is just a clueles now, when he needs all the people he has F*%$ed over…
So let’s get out of his way: And let him show us how He does it ALL BY HIMSELF!!!

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BigT April 23, 2013 at 10:36 am

The worst part of Sanford: He is aloof, and thinks everything the people of this state gave him, was because he is such a GREAT and Awesome guy.
Sanford thinks he did everything ALL on his own. He thinks no one helped him (or did it for him, like his ex-wife)…
He never realized that he was making promises, and the people supported those pledges, not his Selfish, pampered and Egotistical @$$. He is just a stupid actor, folowing lines.
The Best Part of Sanford: He is just a clueles now, when he needs all the people he has F*%$ed over…
So let’s get out of his way: And let him show us how He does it ALL BY HIMSELF!!!

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kissy kissy April 23, 2013 at 11:09 am

If you believe in TRUE LOVE,you’ll vote for ECB,reason being….If Sanford goes to DC he will have less time to spend with his soulmate. As a private citizen he will be able to spend weekdays in Argentina with two magnificent parts, and weekends in SC with his boys.In this case a loss is a win for these two impassioned lovers (gag),and for Sanford’s sons……..not to mention a really big win for SC.

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kissy kissy April 23, 2013 at 11:09 am

If you believe in TRUE LOVE,you’ll vote for ECB,reason being….If Sanford goes to DC he will have less time to spend with his soulmate. As a private citizen he will be able to spend weekdays in Argentina with two magnificent parts, and weekends in SC with his boys.In this case a loss is a win for these two impassioned lovers (gag),and for Sanford’s sons……..not to mention a really big win for SC.

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Texas Pete April 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

in 1863, William Travis had been dead for 27 years. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

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Texas Pete April 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

in 1863, William Travis had been dead for 27 years. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

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Patriot's Point April 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Mark Sanford is in a tunnel..He looks forward and sees light. He looks backwards and he sees light. Then he hears a horn. Mark Sanford is trying to figure out which light is the train and the only people who will give him sound advice cannot get his ear. He has a secret and it is looming large I’m afraid.

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Patriot's Point April 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Mark Sanford is in a tunnel..He looks forward and sees light. He looks backwards and he sees light. Then he hears a horn. Mark Sanford is trying to figure out which light is the train and the only people who will give him sound advice cannot get his ear. He has a secret and it is looming large I’m afraid.

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GreenvilleLwyr April 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

The ad in the P & C references Travis at the Battle of the Alamo. However, the date got screwed up, and according to the Sanford ad, the battle took place in 1863, not 1836. Thought we were involved in some other little skirmish in 1863.

Sanford really does fuck up everything he touches.

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Philip Branton April 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

According to the “Art of WAR” …..all war fare is based upon “deception”…!! This latest salvo by Mark Sanford is brilliant..!! Of course having WIl Folks play along is just the cake..!! Would Alexander the Great have done any better with an expose’ in the Post and Courier…!!? Women love DRAMA and Mark is dishing out more than “Days of Our Lives”…!!

Mark’s next move at the next debate will be a classic counter punch. He will treat Colbert-Busch just like Rhett Butler did Scarlet O’hara..!! All he has to do is ask Cobert-Busch about the OIL deposits and reserves in Chechnya…!!! …..and of course wink and smile when he asks her if there are any WIND TURBINES in Dagestan…??!!!

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GreenvilleLwyr April 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

The ad in the P & C references Travis at the Battle of the Alamo. However, the date got screwed up, and according to the Sanford ad, the battle took place in 1863, not 1836. Thought we were involved in some other little skirmish in 1863.

Sanford really does fuck up everything he touches.

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Philip Branton April 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

According to the “Art of WAR” …..all war fare is based upon “deception”…!! This latest salvo by Mark Sanford is brilliant..!! Of course having WIl Folks play along is just the cake..!! Would Alexander the Great have done any better with an expose’ in the Post and Courier…!!? Women love DRAMA and Mark is dishing out more than “Days of Our Lives”…!!

Mark’s next move at the next debate will be a classic counter punch. He will treat Colbert-Busch just like Rhett Butler did Scarlet O’hara..!! All he has to do is ask Cobert-Busch about the OIL deposits and reserves in Chechnya…!!! …..and of course wink and smile when he asks her if there are any WIND TURBINES in Dagestan…??!!!

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Mark April 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I don’t like ECB but if you keep feeding the pigs they are going to keep coming back to the trough. I wish someone with a little substance had run against him from the start and this wouldn’t be a story. I love SC I just despise our politicians.

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Mark April 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I don’t like ECB but if you keep feeding the pigs they are going to keep coming back to the trough. I wish someone with a little substance had run against him from the start and this wouldn’t be a story. I love SC I just despise our politicians.

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scsmartie April 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Who in the h*ll would vote for Sanford? Really folks, will people every stop laughing at us South Carolinians.

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scsmartie April 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Who in the h*ll would vote for Sanford? Really folks, will people every stop laughing at us South Carolinians.

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bobbie jo pepperdine April 23, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Is it possible for us to get a divorce from BigT?

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bobbie jo pepperdine April 23, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Is it possible for us to get a divorce from BigT?

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bogart April 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Sanford says he went into Jenny’s house with his14 yr old son because he didn’t want his son to be alone and Jenny was out of town………well he lied again….seems the 16 yr old son was already at the house doing homework….Does he even know how to tell the truth?

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bogart April 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Sanford says he went into Jenny’s house with his14 yr old son because he didn’t want his son to be alone and Jenny was out of town………well he lied again….seems the 16 yr old son was already at the house doing homework….Does he even know how to tell the truth?

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sanfordson April 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

HE CALLED HIS MISTRESS/FIANCE “LONG SUFFERING.” LOL then he claimed he didnt know she would be appearing on stage- which is either a blatant lie (my guess) or he’s an idiot for not knowing. its pretty safe to assume- since he has proven himself to be a habitual liar, that he knew she’d be there and he just can’t tell the truth. the picture of his son’s reaction says it all. he should have taken out a full page ad apologizing to his wife, sons, and the entire state A FEW YEARS AGO, right before RESIGNING and pledging NEVER TO HUMILIATE SC by ever seeking public office again and committing himself to real, selfless public service, not shameless self promotion MASQUERADING as public service. HE LIED WHEN HE SAID HE WOULD HOLD HIMSELF TO TERM LIMITS AS WELL- as he’s already served his SELF IMPOSED limit of terms in the very office he’s running for. maybe the most pathetic aspect of his most recent return to infamous notoriety in the public sphere is how he continues to refuse to take responsibility and accountability for his actions, THIS TIME USING HIS 14 year old SON AS AN EXCUSE for his own personal failure to fulfill the obligations he agreed to in the divorce contract. BLAMING YOUR 14 YEAR OLD SON IS AS PATHETIC AS IT GETS and proves he is completely unfit to even lead a boy scout troupe. that said, i still think he will win for one reason: the idiots who voted for him count ’em: 1, 2, 3 (first runs as dstrict 1house rep- not even counting any of thoise primaries), 4, 5, 6 (2002 guv primary and 2 guv elections), 7 (dist 1 primary), and 8 TIMES (runoff) are DELUDED FOOLS/GRAZING SHEEP who are not only incapable of self-reflection or admitting they had been bamboozled by this clown(certainly not critical and indepedent thought), but fear the act of self reflection more than ANYTHING, therefore they will reinforce all their past actions by voting for him for at least a 9th time.

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shifty henry April 24, 2013 at 11:41 am

I’d say you’re really sticking it to him…..

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sanfordson April 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

HE CALLED HIS MISTRESS/FIANCE “LONG SUFFERING.” LOL then he claimed he didnt know she would be appearing on stage- which is either a blatant lie (my guess) or he’s an idiot for not knowing. its pretty safe to assume- since he has proven himself to be a habitual liar, that he knew she’d be there and he just can’t tell the truth. the picture of his son’s reaction says it all. he should have taken out a full page ad apologizing to his wife, sons, and the entire state A FEW YEARS AGO, right before RESIGNING and pledging NEVER TO HUMILIATE SC by ever seeking public office again and committing himself to real, selfless public service, not shameless self promotion MASQUERADING as public service. HE LIED WHEN HE SAID HE WOULD HOLD HIMSELF TO TERM LIMITS AS WELL- as he’s already served his SELF IMPOSED limit of terms in the very office he’s running for. maybe the most pathetic aspect of his most recent return to infamous notoriety in the public sphere is how he continues to refuse to take responsibility and accountability for his actions, THIS TIME USING HIS 14 year old SON AS AN EXCUSE for his own personal failure to fulfill the obligations he agreed to in the divorce contract. BLAMING YOUR 14 YEAR OLD SON IS AS PATHETIC AS IT GETS and proves he is completely unfit to even lead a boy scout troupe. that said, i still think he will win for one reason: the idiots who voted for him count ’em: 1, 2, 3 (first runs as dstrict 1house rep- not even counting any of thoise primaries), 4, 5, 6 (2002 guv primary and 2 guv elections), 7 (dist 1 primary), and 8 TIMES (runoff) are DELUDED FOOLS/GRAZING SHEEP who are not only incapable of self-reflection or admitting they had been bamboozled by this clown(certainly not critical and indepedent thought), but fear the act of self reflection more than ANYTHING, therefore they will reinforce all their past actions by voting for him for at least a 9th time.

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shifty henry April 24, 2013 at 11:41 am

I’d say you’re really sticking it to him…..

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