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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 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 …