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Free Advice For Mark Sanford

As fate would have it I was in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday afternoon for a series of meetings and – against my better judgment – decided to stick around to cover yesterday evening’s big first congressional district election. As the entire country knows by now, what was supposed to be…

As fate would have it I was in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday afternoon for a series of meetings and – against my better judgment – decided to stick around to cover yesterday evening’s big first congressional district election.

As the entire country knows by now, what was supposed to be a close race in the Palmetto State’s lovely Lowcountry wound up being a near-landslide victory for former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford – who just a few short weeks ago seemed on the verge of getting routed by well-funded Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.

Sanford’s surprisingly strong margin of victory touched off a raucous celebration at the Liberty Taproom in Mount Pleasant, S.C. – where the former governor and his supporters had gathered to watch the returns come in. In fact the boisterousness of the evening reminded me of a similarly raucous night nearly eleven years ago when Sanford was elected governor of South Carolina over incumbent Democrat Jim Hodges.

I was Mark’s media guy back then … part of a four-year stint I did with him on his gubernatorial campaign and later in the S.C. Governor’s Office.

There’s been a lot of water under the bridge since then – as evidenced by this website’s decision to endorse another candidate in the GOP primary for the open first district seat. Of course when the race boiled down to Sanford versus a fiscally liberal “Republican,” FITS endorsed Sanford (albeit unenthusiastically).

We were going to endorse him a second time, however his refusal to stand firm on his free market ideals during a recent debate rubbed us the wrong way … and so we stayed out of his special election showdown with Colbert-Busch. Curiously, this non-endorsement earned us an equal measure of disdain from both campaigns.

Anyway, as Sanford’s victory party wound down at the Liberty Taproom, I ran into the conquering hero on my way out of the restaurant.

Mark Sanford, Take Two
MARK SANFORD

“Nice show,” I told him, glancing over his shoulder as reporter Schuyler Kropf of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier snapped our picture for some Sanford book he’s co-writing with fellow Post reporter Tony Barteleme.

(Can’t wait to see that photo caption …)

“Thanks! Hey!” Sanford responded. “I miss you man.”

“Listen,” I told him. “When you get back up there don’t flake like you did in that debate. Stand firm on those free market principles, Mark.”

“What?” he responded. “What are you talking about?”

“Just don’t flake,” I told him again.

It was a personable exchange – but it didn’t lack for directness because I know the guy well enough to tell it to him like it is. Or at least like I see it.

And the way I see it, it is vitally important for Sanford not to flake. In fact perhaps more than any other politician in the U.S. Congress, it is absolutely essential for Sanford to not waver on the vital free market, individual freedom and pro-taxpayer issues that will determine whether America pulls itself back from the brink or goes over the edge of the abyss.

Remember, Sanford won this race because voters were able to recall (belatedly) the crusading fiscal conservative who spent six years in the late 1990s battling a culture of excess and corruption in Washington, D.C. In his victory speech on Tuesday night, Sanford claimed first district voters had “sent a message” as well as a “messenger” to the nation’s capital.

Well listen, Mark: You had better damn sure stay true to that message … and be a consistent messenger.

That means no crony capitalism – even when the spoils would benefit your district or his state. Unfortunately, this was one of the areas Sanford flaked on during his debate with Colbert-Busch, arguing in favor of earmark spending so long as the line item in question wasn’t called an “earmark.”

That’s unacceptable … and Sanford needs to acknowledge it’s unacceptability in his voting record.

And guess what … it shouldn’t be hard for him to do so. Unlike many “Republican” lawmakers in Congress, Sanford is uniquely positioned to champion this no-holds-barred taxpayer advocacy (which is being advanced almost uniformly by fellow U.S. Reps. Mick Mulvaney, Jeff Duncan and Trey Gowdy – Sanford’s new delegation mates).

Why? Because the “Republican” establishment in Washington turned its back on him in this race  – which means he owes the “other” party of big government absolutely nothing. In other words when the John Boehners, Eric Cantors and Paul Ryans of the “Republican” majority come calling for his vote on whatever the latest taxpayer sellout is, Sanford can politely tell them where they should shove such requests.

My second piece of free advice for Sanford? Don’t dish. Ever, ever, ever again.

There is not a South Carolinian or Beltway Insider who hasn’t grown sick to their stomachs at the “elegant sufficiency” of details they’ve been forced to digest from Sanford’s incredibly annoying personal life. You have feelings, dude. Everybody gets that. But you are a man. So shut the fuck up and do your damn job.

Seriously … the words “forgiveness,” “redemption,” “seasons of life,” and “soul mate” (among many other nauseatingly narcissistic phrases) must be permanently erased from Sanford’s lexicon. In fact all he has to do at this point as it relates to his personal life? Stand next to his drop dead gorgeous Argentine wife-to-be and smile. Because she’s a star in the making, people …

My final bit of advice for Sanford? No gimmicks.

The whole “I slept in my office to save you money” thing was a nice touch … but this country isn’t going to be rescued by gimmicks, it’s going to be rescued by draconian reductions in the size and scope of government, long-overdue entitlement reform, a non-invasive foreign policy and competitive tax policy that pumps (lots) more money into the consumer economy as opposed to crony capitalist handouts.

South Carolina has given you a second chance, Mark Sanford. Don’t fuck it up.

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107 comments

Dr. Phil May 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Take your baldness medicine. Your receding hairline is getting noticeable.

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Dr. Phil May 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Take your baldness medicine. Your receding hairline is getting noticeable.

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Chicora May 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm

30% voter turnout…..hardly a ringing endorsement of our replacement choice. But you’re right…..he’s not gonna get much accomplished outside of giving the rest of the country something to laugh about. The Republicans will shaft him just like they did Ron Paul at the convention. What a waste of S.C. tax dollars on this fella.

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Chicora May 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm

30% voter turnout…..hardly a ringing endorsement of our replacement choice. But you’re right…..he’s not gonna get much accomplished outside of giving the rest of the country something to laugh about. The Republicans will shaft him just like they did Ron Paul at the convention. What a waste of S.C. tax dollars on this fella.

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Scrappy May 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Well said.

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Scrappy May 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Well said.

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GrandTango May 8, 2013 at 1:05 pm

FITS: State Dept. Personnel, who served w/ our Ambassador to Libya are Testifying…
Four AMERICANS WERE Brutally Murdered by Terrorists on 9-11-12…The man who sent them there, and SWORE protection, ignored FOUR American’s Pleas for help.

Americans Slain…
Obama Campaigned

You claim you went to USC-J-School. I went to J-School, too. But not USC’s.
I’ve worked w/ many USC-J-School grads.
They are taught a Crap-in-your-own-nest philosophy at USC by Watergate era professors. You can see it reflected in the contempt for Gamecocks athletics by USC grads…
That said: Benghazi is a WATERGATE level Story. The failure, the criminal incompetence, the lies….Obama Campaigning, while our people SCREAMED in agony for his assistance.
You are Disgusting by ignoring this story, ONLY because Obama tells you to sit down and STFU….
If you have a “journalist” bone in your body…get off your Lazy, punch-drunk, Liberal-Tarian @$$…and do your F&*#in Job…
PS: If Sanford wants to keep that seat he was given, he will MAKE Punishment, at the HIGHEST LEVEL, a priority…

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Sure May 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Stop the presses! Big T went to journalism school? And worked somewhere? THAT’s the real story here.

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Smirks May 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I liked the part where he said he went but left out whether he graduated or not.

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shifty henry May 8, 2013 at 7:25 pm

interesting – is that where he learned spelling, grammar, and so forth……….

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tomstickler May 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm

No: J-school stands for Journalamism School.

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mph May 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm

There were seven embassy attacks during the previous administration that resulted in dozens of deaths. Strange the Republicans and Fox “News” didn’t spend a minute investigating those failures.

It’s almost like they’re full of shit.

Excuse me, I meant: IT’S ALMOST…like…THEY’RE #%&#&# …FULL oF @(*(*&@it!!!!

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Bubbas Brother May 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Funny thing though, none of those attacks resulted in a dead ambassador.

With the exception of David Foy who was killed in Karachi in 2006, no member of a diplomatic staff was killed during Bush’s term. Mr. Foy, a maintenance officer at the embassy was killed in the Marriott around the corner from the embassy when a large car bomb exploded in front of the hotel. In all, something like 111 “diplomats or diplomatic staff have been killed while in service to their country abroad”. Four deaths is by far the largest number killed in one incident. There were seven attacks on US embassies during President Bush’s eight year watch. There have been seven so far during President Obama’s five years in office.

There isn’t much to investigate when a Jihadist blows himself up outside the compound (which is what most of the Bush year attacks were)

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Carrie May 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Looks like someone has a crush of Belen.

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Carrie May 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Looks like someone has a crush of Belen.

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would have been healing May 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Give your former wife some respect and peace. You failed to credit her in your victory speech for helping to establish and support you in your career of choice throughout your rise while birthing and raising your 4 wonderful sons and putting up with your detachment. Nor did you credit her and publicly sincerely thank her for withstanding you as you cuttingly voiced your concern that you would live a life of regret if you weren’t paired with your soul mate. She took care of that too. So shed your conniving cruelties (my young son was home all alone- LIAR) and start reflecting some human grace on the wife you set aside so you could continue your charade.

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Smirks May 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

>implying a man that cheats on his wife still gives a shit about her after the divorce

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would have been healing May 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

touche…guess I had hoped he’d extend the new found remorseful humility to the woman he burned.

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Tater Salad May 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Maybe he plans to tell her in person THURSDAY.

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would have been healing May 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Give your former wife some respect and peace. You failed to credit her in your victory speech for helping to establish and support you in your career of choice throughout your rise while birthing and raising your 4 wonderful sons and putting up with your detachment. Nor did you credit her and publicly sincerely thank her for withstanding you as you cuttingly voiced your concern that you would live a life of regret if you weren’t paired with your soul mate. She took care of that too. So shed your conniving cruelties (my young son was home all alone- LIAR) and start reflecting some human grace on the wife you set aside so you could continue your charade.

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Smirks May 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

>implying a man that cheats on his wife still gives a shit about her after the divorce

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would have been healing May 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

touche…guess I had hoped he’d extend the new found remorseful humility to the woman he burned.

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Tater Salad May 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Maybe he plans to tell her in person THURSDAY.

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John Duncan May 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Big winner is the Tea Party if Sanford works with them as they now have a national and southern political LEADER who commands attention, media buzz, can raise money and stand up to the traitors in the GOP like Speaker Boehner!

HIS DAYS ARE TRULY NUMBERED !!!

I hope and pray Sanford will be a leader and that FITS will regret its non-endorsement.

Only time will tell….

Oh and Will: Big loser was that .so called conservative rag the Post and Courier who endorsed the witch – CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION !

BTW, FITS was NOT a loser. You successfully helped expose this fraud of a Democrat by publishing the mug shot she and the mainstream media tried to hide…

Shoutouts to Breitbart for exposing the fact that she’s no businesswoman and reminded us of what happened to her 20,000 green jobs from the Obama stimulus. Mike Flynn did outstanding work and was in the district a week before the other national journalists.

Also thanks to GatewayPundit (Jim Hoft) who helped distribute the mug shot more widely and his friend who created that negative ad “paid for by the First (bleep) amendment” which was seen by 13,000 people. RedState also got it out there and of course the all conquering MATT DRUDGE who exposed the charade of her candidacy to the WHOLE WORLD on polling day.

THANK YOU ALL !!!

THE INTERNET WINS AGAIN!

The Democrats and their allies in the local and national media failed to steal this crucial seat from right under our noses !

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clits May 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm

well said “wes”

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John Duncan May 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Big winner is the Tea Party if Sanford works with them as they now have a national and southern political LEADER who commands attention, media buzz, can raise money and stand up to the traitors in the GOP like Speaker Boehner!

HIS DAYS ARE TRULY NUMBERED !!!

I hope and pray Sanford will be a leader and that FITS will regret its non-endorsement.

Only time will tell….

Oh and Will: Big loser was that .so called conservative rag the Post and Courier who endorsed the witch – CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION !

BTW, FITS was NOT a loser. You successfully helped expose this fraud of a Democrat by publishing the mug shot she and the mainstream media tried to hide…

Shoutouts to Breitbart for exposing the fact that she’s no businesswoman and reminded us of what happened to her 20,000 green jobs from the Obama stimulus. Mike Flynn did outstanding work and was in the district a week before the other national journalists.

Also thanks to GatewayPundit (Jim Hoft) who helped distribute the mug shot more widely and his friend who created that negative ad “paid for by the First (bleep) amendment” which was seen by 13,000 people. RedState also got it out there and of course the all conquering MATT DRUDGE who exposed the charade of her candidacy to the WHOLE WORLD on polling day.

THANK YOU ALL !!!

THE INTERNET WINS AGAIN!

The Democrats and their allies in the local and national media failed to steal this crucial seat from right under our noses !

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clits May 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm

well said “wes”

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Fuck Charleston May 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm

He doesn’t need advice. He doesn’t have to do shit. He’s a Republican, and he can do whatever the fuck he wants until Kingdom Come and the dumb-ass voters of South Carolina will return him to office again and again. He’ll be leeching off the taxpayers for the rest of his days.

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GrandTango May 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Republicans are Kicking Obama’s @$$ right now. SC’s Trey Gowdy is standing tall to the Embarrassment of Obama’s State Dept.
Rep. Gowdy is trying to get answers on Benghazi..and the total incompetence and cover up.
So STFU…Idiot…

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kyle May 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm

This has to be the new Big T….

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Frank Pytel May 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Not unlike Grahmnesty! :)

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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Fuck Charleston May 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm

He doesn’t need advice. He doesn’t have to do shit. He’s a Republican, and he can do whatever the fuck he wants until Kingdom Come and the dumb-ass voters of South Carolina will return him to office again and again. He’ll be leeching off the taxpayers for the rest of his days.

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Frank Pytel May 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Not unlike Grahmnesty! :)

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

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GrandTango May 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Sanford has A LOT of catching up to do. SC Rep. Trey Gowdy is becoming a NATIONAL Hero trying to uncover the lies and incompetence of the Obama Adm. who let FOUR Americans that he SWORE to PROTECT, be brutally murdered…
Obama has BLOOD all over his hands. It’s a disgrace that none of his worshipers are asking any questions. You are a DISGUSTING Breed, liberals…

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bogart May 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm

4,487 AMERICAN soldiers were killed in Iraq….32,226 AMERICAN soldiers were wounded in Iraq…70,000 civilians were killed in Iraq……Bush has blood all over his hands.It’s a disgrace that none of his worshipers are asking questions.You are a disgusting breed,conservatives.

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GrandTango May 8, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Congress voted them to go to Iraq. The Troops know it was a war and what to expect. And the American people supported it after 9-11.
We also helped them w/ back-up. They were not left to Die by a President campaigning.
You have a real hard time answering for the FILTHY piece of $#* you are..
It ain’t Bush’s fault you are a liar and Corrupt. Now go look yourself in the mirror, and apologize to your god Obama for your simple-minded stupidity…

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Smirks May 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Congress voted them to go to Iraq.

lol… Nice cop out.

Who asked Congress to go to war? Who promised them there was WMDs?

Troops know what to expect in war, but they don’t always know they are being sent to war on a lie. I’m sure a lot of the troops that were injured/killed were expecting to find WMDs too.

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GrandTango May 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm

The US’s actions in Iraq will pay dividends, on many levels, for a century, unless liberals screw it up.

Clinton Threatened Iraq over and over to do what Bush lead us to do. So did the UN, threaten. You rattled sabers, and Bush was left to do the Heavy lifting after 9-11.

That said: You are total F*#k ups in foreign policy. Look at Egypt, Syria and Libya. You just don’t have to account for your total incompetence…

Bush kept a promise to liberate a country from a Vicious dictator. We actually need someone to do that for the US now.

Instead we have carping little B@&t@&ds like you, bashing the US for being the Noble liberator, Democracy-maker, it is, while you ignore Obama’s bumbling.

bogart May 8, 2013 at 3:57 pm

That you Rush ?…..Get back on those meds.

John Duncan May 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm

By the way no SC Judge in their right mind will sentence Sanford now.

He will dismisses the charges and let him walk free!

It’s one of the benefits of being a congressman!

Time for the ex-wife to drop her pathetic, ill-fated vendetta and for us all to celebrate the perks and corruption of being in the political elite.

Talking of which I hope he has a good time showing Maria around his old haunts in Washington DC like the fine restaurants and the drinking dens..

I’m sure she will enjoy herself !

In fact I very much hope he parades her round DC in a tight dress and rubs everyone’s noses in it !

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bogart May 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I’m pretty sure if he just agrees to stay out of Jenny’s space she’ll be happy. This win was great for her,because Sanford will be in DC three or four days a week for the FEW months out of the year that Congressmen work.Now if Chapur will put a collar on him Jenny is home free.

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John Duncan May 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Are you saying he’s OBSESSED with her ?

He’s still got to deal with her due to the boys ?

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bogart May 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Sanford wanted his life with Jenny and he wanted Chapur. He made that quite clear.She sold the house she had shared with Sanford because he kept turning up on the doorsteps.Buying a new house didn’t help,he still couldn’t stay away.He wants it all and Chapur is in for a rude awakening.Surely you agree that there is a big difference between seeing someone occasionally for a week of sheet tossing and living with them 24/7,and as much as you seem to be enamored with Sanford,even you know he has problems.

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She's all yours Markie May 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Chapur lives in a vacuum but maybe she is catching on. She seems to have stepped up her appearances with her beloved. Wonder what she thought about her fiance asking his former wife to be campaign manager? I wouldn’t put it past Sanford to have pitted these two woman against each other because he is too cowardly to choose. Jenny called his bluff and stepped out of the picture.

You know me May 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Mark might also want to put a collar on Maria. Remember, if they will cheat with you, they will cheat on you.

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nitrat May 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Per the P&C, they settled and won’t go to court about the trespassing.

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John Duncan May 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm

By the way no SC Judge in their right mind will sentence Sanford now.

He will dismisses the charges and let him walk free!

It’s one of the benefits of being a congressman!

Time for the ex-wife to drop her pathetic, ill-fated vendetta and for us all to celebrate the perks and corruption of being in the political elite.

Talking of which I hope he has a good time showing Maria around his old haunts in Washington DC like the fine restaurants and the drinking dens..

I’m sure she will enjoy herself !

In fact I very much hope he parades her round DC in a tight dress and rubs everyone’s noses in it !

JUST VOTE THE RIGHT WAY AND ENJOY YOURSELF GOVERNOR !

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bogart May 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I’m pretty sure if he just agrees to stay out of Jenny’s space she’ll be happy. This win was great for her,because Sanford will be in DC three or four days a week for the FEW months out of the year that Congressmen work.Now if Chapur will put a collar on him Jenny is home free.

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John Duncan May 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Are you saying he’s OBSESSED with her ?

He’s still got to deal with her due to the boys ?

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bogart May 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Sanford wanted his life with Jenny and he wanted Chapur. He made that quite clear.She sold the house she had shared with Sanford because he kept turning up on the doorsteps.Buying a new house didn’t help,he still couldn’t stay away.He wants it all and Chapur is in for a rude awakening.Surely you agree that there is a big difference between seeing someone occasionally for a week of sheet tossing and living with them 24/7,and as much as you seem to be enamored with Sanford,even you know he has problems.

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She's all yours Markie May 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Chapur lives in a vacuum but maybe she is catching on. She seems to have stepped up her appearances with her beloved. Wonder what she thought about her fiance asking his former wife to be campaign manager? I wouldn’t put it past Sanford to have pitted these two woman against each other because he is too cowardly to choose. Jenny called his bluff and stepped out of the picture.

You know me May 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Mark might also want to put a collar on Maria. Remember, if they will cheat with you, they will cheat on you.

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nitrat May 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Per the P&C, they settled and won’t go to court about the trespassing.

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Smirks May 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Gimmicks is all this man knows. He can’t fuck up his second chance anyways as we rarely vote out incumbents.

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Mackie May 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Ken Rudin the political junkie said that Charleston must be part of France since that country tolerates politicians cheating on their wives. That it’s something of a sport. Message to SC – HAHAHAHA you got yourself a real on-the-bone congressman.

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Smirks May 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Gimmicks is all this man knows. He can’t fuck up his second chance anyways as we rarely vote out incumbents.

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Mackie May 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Ken Rudin the political junkie said that Charleston must be part of France since that country tolerates politicians cheating on their wives. That it’s something of a sport. Message to SC – HAHAHAHA you got yourself a real on-the-bone congressman.

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dooly davis May 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Keep your pants zipped.

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dooly davis May 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Keep your pants zipped.

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Philip Branton May 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Wil Folks……….”The whole “I slept in my office to save you money” thing was a nice touch … but this country isn’t going to be rescued by gimmicks,….”

Gimmicks..??

We highly suggest that Mark get out a few COTS and start daring Al Franken and Tim Scott to join him for a conversational sleep over to talk about our WIND ENERGY that American troops do not have to DIE for..!!

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GrandTango May 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

If you’re thinkin’ Sanford is worried about Wind Power as an issue, you may as well prepare to be disappointed.

After Solyndra, and the TOTAL Hoax the leftist Green Police is being exposed as, NO Republican Is going to squander his career on idiot-ology.

If you want to tilt at Wind-mills you had your shot to elected ECB. She lost. And Wind Energy, and all the other Green Bull-$#t is dying because Obama has shown us what a BIG failure it is.,…
Get over it….

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Philip Branton May 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Hmm…….”NO Republican Is going to squander his career on idiot-ology….”

Well, how much of an idiot do you have to be to walk on the beach and feel the wind in your hair and not recognize that it is ENERGY..??

…how much of an idiot do you have to be to see Nikki Haley at the US OPEN at Kiawah Island and realize that she is NOT asked a question from anyone concerning how much WIND ENERGY is blowing across the putting green with a flag that is …flapping..!?

Grand TANGO…..we know your not an idiot….we luv ya…!!

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T. Boone May 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Spoken as one who has never seen the wind fields in Ireland, the UK and the western US. Its blowing baby, it’s a’ blowin.

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Are you serious May 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Now Boone, you know Big T’s never been out of his mama’s basement.

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9" May 9, 2013 at 12:42 am

GT? Ever heard of Log Cabin Republicans ? It’s kinda like your fave group,NAMBLA,but they’re not as honest…Abe was a big queer(!)

I’m into you-wind energy/power-blowing/sucking ,whatever.

Have you seen the last episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies?

“War of the Roses” is an episode of “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In this episode, Granny, Elly May and Jethro are determined to win the feud that they think they have with a neighboring castle. At the other castle, there’s a retired military man that’s a little to fond of drinking, and so he is a willing participant in the feud. Additionally, this episode wraps up a storyline that was started in the “A Bundle for Britain” episode as Mr. Drysdale convinces Jane Hathaway to dress up as the Queen and come out to Clampett Castle in Kent, England to accept the deed to Canada.

This episode is full of all sorts of wacky stunts that are hilarious to watch. Jethro builds himself a catapult and attaches it to the truck so that he can go soaring over the other castle’s walls and capture the enemy. Watching Elly launch Jethro up into the air is a scream and seeing where Jethro lands is even funnier. He ends up knocking over the patio table and umbrella the intoxicated colonel was lying under looking for his bottle that his daughter had hid before just giving up and drinking from a bottle that he always kept with him. It’s funny because when the table, chairs and umbrella all get knocked over, the colonel thinks it was the good stuff that he was drinking that set the world to flying about! Another comical stunt is when the intoxicated colonel and Jethro commence with a joust, and both crash into each other while on their horses, sending both to the ground and causing both to see stars. Granny’s words of “encouragement” which were more like threats to Jethro for him to get up first so that they would win the “war of the roses” while telling “greeny” or the colonel who was dressed in green armor, that it was her opinion as a doctor that he should stay down. It was all very funny to see.

“War of the Roses” is an episode of “The Beverly Hillbillies” that delivers funny moment after funny moment. Other highlights of the episode include Granny training the servants that work in Clampett Castle to fight, remaking how she had hoped to assemble a “dirty dozen” but had to settle for the “filthy four” because the others weren’t feuding material. Near the end of the episode, Mr. Drysdale assumes the role of a servant to the Queen, who is Jane Hathaway in disguise, and sets up a throne and red carpet so that the Clampetts will believe they really are standing before the Queen of England, while the servants watch in confusion, but silence, as Mr. Drysdale has made it worth their while to stay quiet. It’s certainly a busy episode with lots going on and it was a fun way to spend twenty-five minutes. I’m giving this episode a “10? rating.

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Philip Branton May 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Wil Folks……….”The whole “I slept in my office to save you money” thing was a nice touch … but this country isn’t going to be rescued by gimmicks,….”

Gimmicks..??

We highly suggest that Mark get out a few COTS and start daring Al Franken and Tim Scott to join him for a conversational sleep over to talk about our WIND ENERGY that American troops do not have to DIE for..!!

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mph May 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Consistency ain’t his thing.

Family values, um, no.

Good steward of the state’s money? Well, he took an entourage down to S. America on the pretext he was on a trade mission. He flew first class on our dime to get laid. He also used the gov’t plane like a Saudi prince. And he’s still lecturing us on fiscal responsibility? What a fucking hypocrite.

Worse still, all that term limits and “career politician,” “Washington insiders” bullshit is also out the door. The guy will be living off the taxpayers until they put him in the ground.

Cross your fingers for another meltdown.

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John Duncan May 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Hello MPH.

You must have a sore head today.

I told you for days – perhaps weeks? – he would win.

HAHAHAHA….

Don’t you look foolish now?

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mph May 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Consistency ain’t his thing.

Family values, um, no.

Good steward of the state’s money? Well, he took an entourage down to S. America on the pretext he was on a trade mission. He flew first class on our dime to get laid. He also used the gov’t plane like a Saudi prince. And he’s still lecturing us on fiscal responsibility? What a fucking hypocrite.

Worse still, all that term limits and “career politician,” “Washington insiders” bullshit is also out the door. The guy will be living off the taxpayers until they put him in the ground.

Cross your fingers for another meltdown.

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John Duncan May 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Hello MPH.

You must have a sore head today.

I told you for days – perhaps weeks? – he would win.

HAHAHAHA….

Don’t you look foolish now?

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GrandTango May 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Sanford is already OLD NEWS.
Most politicians think getting Elected, and the WORK Is OVER…
Actually the WORK starts now. .
FITS needs to STFU about it and Sanford needs to get his @$$ to work, to prove he’s not the same POC he was before.
And FITS, Get off your LAZY Punch-Drunk @$$ and report on the Benghazi Trials.
Some big lies were told and our people were Betrayed, left to Die, while your god and savior Obama, Campaigned.
Quit trying to Cower from your Handi-Work FITS….
You’ve already, Laughably, tried to say you were not Shilling for Sanford..quit Coving up for Obama and Hillary….

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Richard Kligman May 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

This state (and the people of it) never fails to amaze.

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9" May 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm

there have been some successful siamese twin surgery separations,but they don’t go as well when it’s brother/sister…

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Richard Kligman May 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

This state (and the people of it) never fails to amaze.

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9" May 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm

there have been some successful siamese twin surgery separations,but they don’t go as well when it’s brother/sister…

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bogart May 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Sanford spoke in an interview about how sweet it was of Belen to fly in for the evening and how much we would love her when we got to know her. WRONG. We won’t love her anymore than we love Callista. No matter what event she’s at or what she’s wearing,we’ll remember that the first time we heard of Maria Belen Chapur she was wearing a married man with four children.

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Horny as a Hampster May 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm

South American women fall apart real fast after 40. It’s the diet of all that ground corn flour and the contaminated water during their youth. She’s looking sporty right now though. Wink.

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Sanford heart MBC May 8, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I’d say she sports the look of an aging Argentine duenna- pinched thin lips, over bearing brow, etc…all she needs is a hairy upper lip. Don’t ever want to see her without a smile, because she looks like a Spanish Inquisitioner. Hey her sons probably still love her but they should interview her former husband. Fortunate for Chapur, most men are looking below the neck, which is her stock and trade. Kudos to her for doing the most with a 47 year old bod and the money for plastic surgery to tweak those awkward areas.

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bogart May 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Sanford spoke in an interview about how sweet it was of Belen to fly in for the evening and how much we would love her when we got to know her. WRONG. We won’t love her anymore than we love Callista. No matter what event she’s at or what she’s wearing,we’ll remember that the first time we heard of Maria Belen Chapur she was wearing a married man with four children.

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Horny as a Hampster May 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm

South American women fall apart real fast after 40. It’s the diet of all that ground corn flour and the contaminated water during their youth. She’s looking sporty right now though. Wink.

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Sanford heart MBC May 8, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I’d say she sports the look of an aging Argentine duenna- pinched thin lips, over bearing brow, etc…all she needs is a hairy upper lip. Don’t ever want to see her without a smile, because she looks like a Spanish Inquisitioner. Hey her sons probably still love her but they should interview her former husband. Fortunate for Chapur, most men are looking below the neck, which is her stock and trade. Kudos to her for doing the most with a 47 year old bod and the money for plastic surgery to tweak those awkward areas.

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nitrat May 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Where do you want him to sleep? C Street?

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nitrat May 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Where do you want him to sleep? C Street?

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Gotta luv Cola May 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Well put! Unfortunately this success will probably feed the origin of the problem. Time will tell. I’m still struggling with the non-endorsement thing there since I do recall reading a piece after the primary where he was endorsed by this website but if you say so. At least this debacle is done. Now lets see some local indictments and maybe a lynching or two.

Oh yeah, almost forgot. I was at the Vandy/USC baseball game the other day and I saw a fat naked albino fall out of a moving RV and a stripper jumped out and helped him back in. A CPD cop shook his head and looked the other way.

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Gotta luv Cola May 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Well put! Unfortunately this success will probably feed the origin of the problem. Time will tell. I’m still struggling with the non-endorsement thing there since I do recall reading a piece after the primary where he was endorsed by this website but if you say so. At least this debacle is done. Now lets see some local indictments and maybe a lynching or two.

Oh yeah, almost forgot. I was at the Vandy/USC baseball game the other day and I saw a fat naked albino fall out of a moving RV and a stripper jumped out and helped him back in. A CPD cop shook his head and looked the other way.

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boom boom May 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm

My advice is to Jenny. Change your damn locks, genius.

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boom boom May 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm

My advice is to Jenny. Change your damn locks, genius.

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Jack May 9, 2013 at 9:43 am

I thought having his mistress there disgusting. What part of the definition of repent does he not understand. This woman carried on an affair with a married man with children. And he says people are going to “love her.” Crazy stuff.

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Jack May 9, 2013 at 9:43 am

I thought having his mistress there disgusting. What part of the definition of repent does he not understand. This woman carried on an affair with a married man with children. And he says people are going to “love her.” Crazy stuff.

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Theresa H May 10, 2013 at 12:46 am

Mari Belen Chapur already is a star. Credit the star label to Time Magazine naming her as one of The Top Mistresses of All Tinmes. And no don’t think she’ll be loved and respected in SC much more elsewhere. Once a mistress and a home wrecker always a mistress and family wrecker.

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Theresa H May 10, 2013 at 12:46 am

Mari Belen Chapur already is a star. Credit the star label to Time Magazine naming her as one of The Top Mistresses of All Tinmes. And no don’t think she’ll be loved and respected in SC much more elsewhere. Once a mistress and a home wrecker always a mistress and family wrecker.

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Ralph Hightower May 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Will,
How long do you think it’ll be before Sanford “flakes” out again? It will probably be under the grilling of Wolf Blitzer or Anderson Cooper on a Sunday morning talk show. Or it could be late night on Comedy Centrral with Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart.
How about a “dead pool” of which country Sanford will find his next “soul mate”? I’ll put money on India or China.

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Ralph Hightower May 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Will,
How long do you think it’ll be before Sanford “flakes” out again? It will probably be under the grilling of Wolf Blitzer or Anderson Cooper on a Sunday morning talk show. Or it could be late night on Comedy Centrral with Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart.
How about a “dead pool” of which country Sanford will find his next “soul mate”? I’ll put money on India or China.

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