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Sanford For “Foreign Affairs” Committee?

U.S. Representative-elect Mark Sanford (R-Gentina) hasn’t drawn his committee assignments yet, but it’s a safe bet the “Republican” leadership in Washington, D.C. will make its selections with an eye on bottling up the former South Carolina “Lov Guv.” Fiscally liberal GOP leaders – who turned their back on Sanford at…

U.S. Representative-elect Mark Sanford (R-Gentina) hasn’t drawn his committee assignments yet, but it’s a safe bet the “Republican” leadership in Washington, D.C. will make its selections with an eye on bottling up the former South Carolina “Lov Guv.”

Fiscally liberal GOP leaders – who turned their back on Sanford at a key moment in his special election race against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch – don’t want him making waves for them on the spending front, which means he’s unlikely to land a spot on any budget-related committees. They’re also probably not too keen on putting the scandal-scarred politician on powerful rules, commerce or government oversight committees.

Where does that leave Sanford? Well, one committee that could wind up as his future home would make for a funny punch line.

Foreign affairs …

That’s right … the former governor who snuck off to Argentina to visit his Latin lover (after telling his staff he was “hiking the Appalachian Trail”) could become the newest member of the “foreign affairs” committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

How apropos

Now the only question is whether there’s a Latin American subcommittee he could chair …

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42 comments

Janice May 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I hope he heads to banks or budget. He is good at the finance stuff.

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lowcorider May 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Yep. His own.

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Smirks May 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Budget what? Another trip to South America?

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Janice May 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I hope he heads to banks or budget. He is good at the finance stuff.

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Lowcorider May 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Yep. His own.

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Smirks May 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Budget what? Another trip to South America?

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jimlewisowb May 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I do believe he is heads up choice for Chairman of the Committee on Unification and Nullification of Tariff Subsidies

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jimlewisowb May 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I do believe he is heads up choice for Chairman of the Committee on Unification and Nullification of Tariff Subsidies

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Is there an Interior Dept. committee?

Probably couldn’t serve on it at the same time as the Latina… er Latin American committee, though.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Is there an Interior Dept. committee?

Probably couldn’t serve on it at the same time as the Latina… er Latin American committee, though.

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The Unhallowed Halls May 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Is there a Public Affairs Committee?
Nevermind, there would not be enough seats on that Committee for all of the self centered immoral elected officials.
I think there is one in the SC Legislature though.
Chairman would be Mark Sanford
1st Vice Chairman would be Bob Peeler
2nd Vice Chairman would be Richard Eckstrom
Treasurer would be Nikki Haley
Minority Whip would be Ted Vick
Majority Leader Harvey Peeler
The rest of the membership, yet to be determined (found out).

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The Unhallowed Halls May 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Is there a Public Affairs Committee?
Nevermind, there would not be enough seats on that Committee for all of the self centered immoral elected officials.
I think there is one in the SC Legislature though.
Chairman would be Mark Sanford
1st Vice Chairman would be Bob Peeler
2nd Vice Chairman would be Richard Eckstrom
Treasurer would be Nikki Haley
Minority Whip would be Ted Vick
Majority Leader Harvey Peeler
The rest of the membership, yet to be determined (found out).

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Barry B. May 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Health & Human Services, for the free condoms.

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Barry B. May 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Health & Human Services, for the free condoms.

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That's the ticket! May 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Wait, wait, wait — there’s a House Committee on Ethics. He has a lot of experience on rulings and such. Don’t Security Firms often hire ex-thieves and Software Firms often hire ex-hackers? Ways and Means Committee might also be a good fit since they are the chief tax-writing committee and that would leave him with a lot of spare time to keep up with his SC-1 duties, custodial arrangements with Jenny, and trips to Argentina.

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That's the ticket! May 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Wait, wait, wait — there’s a House Committee on Ethics. He has a lot of experience on rulings and such. Don’t Security Firms often hire ex-thieves and Software Firms often hire ex-hackers? Ways and Means Committee might also be a good fit since they are the chief tax-writing committee and that would leave him with a lot of spare time to keep up with his SC-1 duties, custodial arrangements with Jenny, and trips to Argentina.

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lowcorider May 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Are you still not endorsing him in yet another article?

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Lowcorider May 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Are you still not endorsing him in yet another article?

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Smirks May 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Sanford isn’t just a joke, he’s a running gag.

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Smirks May 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Sanford isn’t just a joke, he’s a running gag.

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JC May 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I would rather have a non-interventionist like Sanford on the Foreign Affairs Committee than a run of the mill neoconservative Republican or interventionist Democrat.

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JC May 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I would rather have a non-interventionist like Sanford on the Foreign Affairs Committee than a run of the mill neoconservative Republican or interventionist Democrat.

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Tyrone Tongueflick May 13, 2013 at 9:13 am

and if he is in the chair, will he get a lap dance ??

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Tyrone Tongueflick May 13, 2013 at 9:13 am

and if he is in the chair, will he get a lap dance ??

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Dang Fool May 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

Just read installment #2 of P&C Mark Sanford piece. Blood, sweat, and tears for the whole family to support his quest. IMHO, Chapur doesn’t fit into the construction of the candidate in a lasting way. She wasn’t a building block, she was more like a temporary buttress.

P&C is working hard at characterizing him as a sympathetic, Don Quixote visionary. At this rate, they’ll have him in the Presidency by 2016…forget about finding him a berth in one of the Committees!

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M.L. Brown May 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

Isn’t that the newspaper that endorsed EBC because they were so sick of Sanford stories? By the way I tried to click on to the papers; they would not let me unless I sign in-WTF.

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Dang Fool May 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

Someone must have owed him a favor??? Or is journalist Chapur ghost-writing?

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M.L. Brown May 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

Could be-P@C and Buenos Aires Herald are owned by the same company. Right?

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bogart May 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm

When I read the sympathy piece on Sanford in th P&C,I kept thinking about all of the others who worked on farms all day in the heat and didn’t have a plantation home to go to at the end of the day,or a surgeon father to support the 1500 acre “farm”.Sanford has milked that story for so long the teats are the size of toothpicks.

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Dang Fool May 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

Just read installment #2 of P&C Mark Sanford piece. Blood, sweat, and tears for the whole family to support his quest. IMHO, Chapur doesn’t fit into the construction of the candidate in a lasting way. She wasn’t a building block, she was more like a temporary buttress.

P&C is working hard at characterizing him as a sympathetic, Don Quixote visionary. At this rate, they’ll have him in the Presidency by 2016…forget about finding him a berth in one of the Committees!

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M.L. Brown May 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

Isn’t that the newspaper that endorsed EBC because they were so sick of Sanford stories? By the way I tried to click on to the papers; they would not let me unless I sign in-WTF.

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Dang Fool May 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

Someone must have owed him a favor??? Or is journalist Chapur ghost-writing?

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M.L. Brown May 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

Could be-P@C and Buenos Aires Herald are owned by the same company. Right?

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bogart May 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm

When I read the sympathy piece on Sanford in th P&C,I kept thinking about all of the others who worked on farms all day in the heat and didn’t have a plantation home to go to at the end of the day,or a surgeon father to support the 1500 acre “farm”.Sanford has milked that story for so long the teats are the size of toothpicks.

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Jimmy May 13, 2013 at 11:35 am

Hey Mark, if she will cheat with you, she will cheat on you. Douche bag!

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nitrat May 14, 2013 at 8:08 am

Same goes for him. Maria: if he cheated with you, he will cheat on you.
THAT’S why you’re not married yet. He wants some more of those Congressional junkets to go look for more soul mates.

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Jimmy May 13, 2013 at 11:35 am

Hey Mark, if she will cheat with you, she will cheat on you. Douche bag!

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nitrat May 14, 2013 at 8:08 am

Same goes for him. Maria: if he cheated with you, he will cheat on you.
THAT’S why you’re not married yet. He wants some more of those Congressional junkets to go look for more soul mates.

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Lame May 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Going stale fast. Let him fade into the cesspool that is Washington poli-ticks. If his ugly mug is going to grace these pages every day, well, see ya.

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Lame May 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Going stale fast. Let him fade into the cesspool that is Washington poli-ticks. If his ugly mug is going to grace these pages every day, well, see ya.

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nitrat May 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

How could Sanford possibly pass a background security check to be on any committee related to anything to do with national security???

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nitrat May 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

How could Sanford possibly pass a background security check to be on any committee related to anything to do with national security???

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