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“Nancy Pelosi” Is Mark Sanford’s First Hire

There’s been plenty of speculation about who U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford would hire for key staff roles in his various congressional offices – but few would have ever imagined one of his first big picks would be the leader of the “opposition” party. Wait … what? That’s right, Democratic leader…

There’s been plenty of speculation about who U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford would hire for key staff roles in his various congressional offices – but few would have ever imagined one of his first big picks would be the leader of the “opposition” party.

Wait … what?

That’s right, Democratic leader “Nancy Pelosi” is Mark Sanford’s new Washington, D.C. scheduler – a curious selection indeed for the role of gatekeeper to one of the most “far right” members of the U.S. House.

Okay, okay … Sanford didn’t actually hire Pelosi (duh). However he did hire the woman who carried around Pelosi’s cardboard cutout during the pivotal last few weeks of his successful congressional comeback campaign against well-funded Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.

Sanford’s Pelosi shtick – in which he repeatedly “debated” the cutout of the polarizing California liberal – was part of a (belated) shift in the race’s homestretch that refocused attention away from Sanford’s disastrous personal life (and the governor’s obsession with sharing excessively about it).

So … who played the role of “Pelosi” during these stunts? Wilmington, N.C. native Martha Susan Morris (above), who served as Sanford’s driver during his 2013 congressional bid (and who wore a bangin’ red dress to his victory celebration in Mount Pleasant, S.C. earlier this month).

Morris’ emergence in Republican political circles is unexpected. After all two years ago the former University of South Carolina student was leading a movement against S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley in the wake of the governor’s decision to remove liberal financier Darla Moore from the school’s board of trustees.

In fact Morris actually penned a column on this subject for our website.

Anyway, ordinarily we’d congratulate an up-and-coming politico like Morris for an appointment like this, but seeing as our founding editor spent four years working in “Sanford Hell,” we’d instead like to extend to her our condolences.

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74 comments

nitrat May 22, 2013 at 8:10 am

The birth of yet another taxpayer paid political hack.

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GrandTango May 22, 2013 at 8:10 am

From the people I’ve talked to, who have worked for Sanford, they HATE him. He is a two-faced cretin, who puts on a show in front of the public. He is an arrogant, condescending, Self-centered, A-hole when no-one is looking…

I’d imagine, he has to take what is left in Staff hopefuls.

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vicupstate May 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

It always scares me when we agree, but I know people that have had direct contact with Sanfraud who say the same thing.

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Kuyperdog May 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

Just spoke to one 2 weeks ago- said exact same thing!
The man has no capacity to feel for anyone but himself-

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Huh May 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

This discussion is not about T-Rav, get back on topic please.

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Smirks May 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

I’ll tell you this, the time I went with a group into his office in D.C. he (no surprise) couldn’t meet with us, and the aides that did talk with us were either cold or distant and not one of them could assure us of his possible stance on anything we talked about, even harmless stuff that cost no tax dollars. Usually the aides you talk to can give you a good feel as to whether or not the senator/representative would support the legislation you’re promoting, regardless of party. The experience I had with Sanford’s office was that of leaving a message on the answering machine, no insight, no feelings at all, and of course, no call back or anything like that.

Even Jim Clyburn seemed more personable than Sanford, and that’s really saying something. I’ve met Clyburn in person and there is a real air of arrogance and stuck-upness about him. Almost like you’re beneath him but he’s putting up with you.

And before anyone asks, the group I was with was promoting legislation that would help disabled people. I could understand Sanford not supporting some of what the group was advocating, but really, most of it was non-partisan no-brainers that would actually help people be self sufficient. Couldn’t even get a “This sounds like something Sanford might support.”

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GrandTango May 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

That is why it is so amazing this @$$-hole won in the primary.
His reputation still has not caught up w/ him…even when his fake wounded puppy act should make most people sick…

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dwb619 May 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

DAMMIT,big idio”T”.
You have made me agree with you again.

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nitrat May 22, 2013 at 8:10 am

The birth of yet another taxpayer paid political hack.

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Torch May 22, 2013 at 8:15 am

He’s probably trying to bang the young lady.

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Farmer John May 22, 2013 at 8:49 am

Yep, Maria better watch out!
Some women are totally seduced by title and the appearance of position and power.
We have seen it numerious times here in SC.
Richard E and Kelly P
Mark S and Maria C
Nikki H and Will F and Larry M
Bob P and Donna G

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dwb619 May 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Maria was too. I don,t think she was seduced by his “horse” face.

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Torch May 22, 2013 at 8:15 am

He’s probably trying to bang the young lady.

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Farmer John May 22, 2013 at 8:49 am

Yep, Maria better watch out!
Some women are totally seduced by title and the appearance of position and power.
We have seen it numerious times here in SC.
Richard E and Kelly P
Mark S and Maria C
Nikki H and Will F and Larry M
Bob P and Donna G

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dwb619 May 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Maria was too. I don’t think she was seduced by his “horse” face.

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A Friend May 22, 2013 at 8:31 am

I wonder if Maria approved this hire… This girl is her 20 years ago. By the way, has the wedding date been set yet?

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carrie May 22, 2013 at 8:57 am

I do wonder if there will be a wedding; they certainly are taking their time not like a couple who are truly in love.

Mark’s friend advised him not to bring Belen in until after the final election. She showed up after the runoff and surprised Mark. At first I thought Mark was behind this but now my guess is that Belen got worried about this girl being around Mark so much so she showed up and surprised everyone. People say Mark is an uncaring person and I do believe Belen is the same. She should have known his boys would be there and it would have been awkward. She just did not care and wanted to make sure everyone knows Mark is hers!

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"it is what it is" May 22, 2013 at 11:36 am

They’re getting married. When Sanford was asked about his sons relationship or feelings toward his former mistress he said, “it is what it is…” He is a chips fall where they may and an end game kind of guy by his own admission. This is what he wants so it’s going to happen. Chapur will have her friends at InfoBae show up to take the glamour shots like she did for his swearing in for the House. One of the posters commenting on the Infobae story of her presence at Sanford’s side is expecting her to become the FLOTUS from Argentina. Hah! Her FLOTUS pet project will be??? Since she “truly believes in freedom,” and will be living in DC maybe… open-marriage?

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dwb619 May 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

She’s looking for bigger fish to fry.

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Kuyperdog May 22, 2013 at 5:32 pm Reply
Kuyperdog May 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Absolutely have on good source, Sanford sent the car to pick up Maria for the V. Party 4/2-
The only Sanford surprised to see her that night was-God Bless Him- Sanford’s son!!!!! There almost in tears! What kind of leader,father does this to his child???? A DISTURBED ONE!
His children should divorce him too! He doesn’t deserve them!

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carrie May 22, 2013 at 6:20 pm

So that’s how she got to the party. Mark is the biggest fannyhole in SC.

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duplicity May 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Geez, as if his sons need any other reason to doubt their place in the pecking order. Hope he attends a few counseling sessions with the lad. And I can’t help but think this is all about hurting his former wife. A man purporting to have a better understanding of empathy and receiving God’s grace, yada, yada, yada… does not act like this!

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A Friend May 22, 2013 at 8:31 am

I wonder if Maria approved this hire… This girl is her 20 years ago. By the way, has the wedding date been set yet?

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carrie May 22, 2013 at 8:57 am

I do wonder if there will be a wedding; they certainly are taking their time not like a couple who are truly in love.

Mark’s friend advised him not to bring Belen in until after the final election. She showed up after the runoff and surprised Mark. At first I thought Mark was behind this but now my guess is that Belen got worried about this girl being around Mark so much so she showed up and surprised everyone. People say Mark is an uncaring person and I do believe Belen is the same. She should have known his boys would be there and it would have been awkward. She just did not care and wanted to make sure everyone knows Mark is hers!

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"it is what it is" May 22, 2013 at 11:36 am

They’re getting married. When Sanford was asked about his sons relationship or feelings toward his former mistress he said, “it is what it is…” He is a chips fall where they may and an end game kind of guy by his own admission. This is what he wants so it’s going to happen. Chapur will have her friends at InfoBae show up to take the glamour shots like she did for his swearing in for the House. One of the posters commenting on the Infobae story of her presence at Sanford’s side is expecting her to become the FLOTUS from Argentina. Hah! Her FLOTUS pet project will be??? Since she “truly believes in freedom,” and will be living in DC maybe… open-marriage?

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dwb619 May 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

She’s looking for bigger fish to fry.

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Kuyperdog May 22, 2013 at 5:32 pm Reply
Kuyperdog May 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Absolutely have on good source, Sanford sent the car to pick up Maria for the V. Party 4/2-
The only Sanford surprised to see her that night was-God Bless Him- Sanford’s son!!!!! There almost in tears! What kind of leader,father does this to his child???? A DISTURBED ONE!
His children should divorce him too! He doesn’t deserve them!

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carrie May 22, 2013 at 6:20 pm

So that’s how she got to the party. Mark is the biggest fannyhole in SC.

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duplicity May 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Geez, as if his sons need any other reason to doubt their place in the pecking order. Hope he attends a few counseling sessions with the lad. And I can’t help but think this is all about hurting his former wife. A man purporting to have a better understanding of empathy and receiving God’s grace, yada, yada, yada… does not act like this!

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Zaza Bean May 22, 2013 at 8:36 am

When Jenny Sanford cleaned house in preparation for her downsize to her new home she came up with 16 boxes of her papers that she kept of the former governor’s campaign, office notes, and some scrapbooks. She’s donated them to the College of Charleston so they will remain in perpetuity for her sons and anyone else who could use them. There is no mistaking her claim that they had a real marriage filled with love and family. This exhibit graphically depicts in a subtle way what a total louse and troubled soul her husband will always be having not seen the light. One can equally understand all the more, how deeply hurt she was by his dishonorable actions. How he and Chapur don’t puke at the sight of each other is beyond me. Major delusional.

Sounds like this new hire will have some challenges dealing with Sanford; she should carry a barf bag should nausea threaten.

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carrie May 22, 2013 at 9:31 am

Sad as it is, she’s doing the right thing by donating the materials to C of C mainly for their sons’ sakes.
By doing this and by reporting Mark’s trespassings, she is getting Mark out of her life completely. Hope she is happy and has really found a new life.

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Kuyperdog May 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

Right with you ZaZa-

We now have a characterless-family abandoning-state AWOLing-ethics violating Congressman and we Republicans thought we were the Party of Family Values!

Our Clinton- Lewinsky moment came and what did we do?

Pelosi marched to the DC mike to affirm the low-life
We-in the First District- we marched to the polls!

I had no idea that we were no better than them!

“Thank you” Mark Sanford, for not only showing us the worst of you,
but-tragically- the worst of us!

https://www.fitsnews.com/2011/01/27/more-sanford-and-a-lot-more-chapur/
What’s “Thong” with this picture!

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Zaza Bean May 22, 2013 at 8:36 am

When Jenny Sanford cleaned house in preparation for her downsize to her new home she came up with 16 boxes of her papers that she kept of the former governor’s campaign, office notes, and some scrapbooks. She’s donated them to the College of Charleston so they will remain in perpetuity for her sons and anyone else who could use them. There is no mistaking her claim that they had a real marriage filled with love and family. This exhibit graphically depicts in a subtle way what a total louse and troubled soul her husband will always be having not seen the light. One can equally understand all the more, how deeply hurt she was by his dishonorable actions. How he and Chapur don’t puke at the sight of each other is beyond me. Major delusional.

Sounds like this new hire will have some challenges dealing with Sanford; she should carry a barf bag should nausea threaten.

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carrie May 22, 2013 at 9:31 am

Sad as it is, she’s doing the right thing by donating the materials to C of C mainly for their sons’ sakes.
By doing this and by reporting Mark’s trespassings, she is getting Mark out of her life completely. Hope she is happy and has really found a new life.

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Kuyperdog May 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

Right with you ZaZa-

We now have a characterless-family abandoning-state AWOLing-ethics violating Congressman and we Republicans thought we were the Party of Family Values!

Our Clinton- Lewinsky moment came and what did we do?

Pelosi marched to the DC mike to affirm the low-life
We-in the First District- we marched to the polls!

I had no idea that we were no better than them!

“Thank you” Mark Sanford, for not only showing us the worst of you,
but-tragically- the worst of us!

https://www.fitsnews.com/2011/01/27/more-sanford-and-a-lot-more-chapur/
What’s “Thong” with this picture!

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lowcorider May 22, 2013 at 8:39 am

Are you still not endorsing Sanfraud?

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Lowcorider May 22, 2013 at 8:39 am

Are you still not endorsing Sanfraud?

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Aloha Steve May 22, 2013 at 8:45 am

The fact that this sentence can even be written about someone SC sent to Congress shows what a joke this state is politically.

“However he did hire the woman who carried around Pelosi’s cardboard cutout….”

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Aloha Steve May 22, 2013 at 8:45 am

The fact that this sentence can even be written about someone SC sent to Congress shows what a joke this state is politically.

“However he did hire the woman who carried around Pelosi’s cardboard cutout….”

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Billy K. Mulligan May 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

She won’t make it past Primary filing date in 2014. She’ll run for the hills like most Sanfraud ex-Capitol Hill staffers. When there, annually ranked as worst boss on Capitol Hill. Where is Claire Morris???

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Billy K. Mulligan May 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

She won’t make it past Primary filing date in 2014. She’ll run for the hills like most Sanfraud ex-Capitol Hill staffers. When there, annually ranked as worst boss on Capitol Hill. Where is Claire Morris???

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Philip Branton May 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

Wilmington NC….???? Well, she obviously must understand how much WIND ENERGY that is blowing around Wilmington that is not being harnessed for tax revenue..! We wonder just how many of her fine friends are serving in the military and getting killed over OIL and “pipeline-istan”..??

GOD we hope she has the muffs to get in the grill of Hillary Clinton and ask her if she has ever read the book “Art of War”..???

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Philip Branton May 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

Wilmington NC….???? Well, she obviously must understand how much WIND ENERGY that is blowing around Wilmington that is not being harnessed for tax revenue..! We wonder just how many of her fine friends are serving in the military and getting killed over OIL and “pipeline-istan”..??

GOD we hope she has the muffs to get in the grill of Hillary Clinton and ask her if she has ever read the book “Art of War”..???

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bogart May 22, 2013 at 9:48 am

Sanford married a woman who looks like his sister,had an affair with a woman who looked like his wife,and now has hired a woman who looks like a younger version of all of them…….I’m seeing a sick pattern here. Chapur might want to put a lock on his zipper.

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carrie May 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

OMG, you are right! they all do look alike, Saw Mark’s sister on the Victory party video and thought she was Jenny. Another reporter thought the same thing, too. Mark must be frustrated be cause he is still looking for the ideal woman he has in mind.
Sister- happy go lucky
Wife-intelligent and perfect mother for his sons
Mistress (fiance)-sexy and willing accompllce to do whatever he wants
New Hire-youth

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Smirks May 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

Reminds me of the eerily similar comparison between Michael Haley and Will Folks.

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bogart May 22, 2013 at 9:48 am

Sanford married a woman who looks like his sister,had an affair with a woman who looked like his wife,and now has hired a woman who looks like a younger version of all of them…….I’m seeing a sick pattern here. Chapur might want to put a lock on his zipper.

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carrie May 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

OMG, you are right! they all do look alike, Saw Mark’s sister on the Victory party video and thought she was Jenny. Another reporter thought the same thing, too. Mark must be frustrated be cause he is still looking for the ideal woman he has in mind.
Sister- happy go lucky
Wife-intelligent and perfect mother for his sons
Mistress (fiance)-sexy and willing accompllce to do whatever he wants
New Hire-youth

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Smirks May 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

Reminds me of the eerily similar comparison between Michael Haley and Will Folks.

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Smirks May 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

Can we replace Mark Sanford with a cardboard cutout of Mark Sanford? I don’t think most voters here would notice the difference anyways.

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kc May 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

The cutout would probably embarrass the state less.

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Smirks May 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

Can we replace Mark Sanford with a cardboard cutout of Mark Sanford? I don’t think most voters here would notice the difference anyways.

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kc May 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

The cutout would probably embarrass the state less.

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Dicken Zipper May 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

Oh, God!

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Dicken Zipper May 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

Oh, God!

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Bubbas Brother May 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

Why does the old Billy Holiday song “Love for Sale” come to mind when I look at that picture?

ove for sale,
Appetising young love for sale.
Love that’s fresh and still unspoiled,
Love that’s only slightly soiled,
Love for sale.
Who will buy?
Who would like to sample my supply?
Who’s prepared to pay the price,
For a trip to paradise?
Love for sale
Let the poets pipe of love
in their childish way,
I know every type of love
Better far than they.
If you want the thrill of love,
I’ve been through the mill of love;
Old love, new love
Every love but true love
Love for sale.

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carrie May 22, 2013 at 11:35 am

Don’t worry Bubba, he’s too cheap to buy anything. He’s been getting free love from the women in his life so why buy love now?

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The Colonel (R) May 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

Why does the old Billy Holiday song “Love for Sale” come to mind when I look at that picture?

Love for sale,
Appetizing young love for sale.
Love that’s fresh and still unspoiled,
Love that’s only slightly soiled,
Love for sale.
Who will buy?
Who would like to sample my supply?
Who’s prepared to pay the price,
For a trip to paradise?

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carrie May 22, 2013 at 11:35 am

Don’t worry Bubba, he’s too cheap to buy anything. He’s been getting free love from the women in his life so why buy love now?

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JackDanielDavis May 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Pop Tart. Are they both sleeping on his futon or is he freeloading off her government gimme? He ain’t no sugar daddy. As far as condolences,,,,but she has had one all the way up her hello.

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JackDanielDavis May 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Pop Tart. Are they both sleeping on his futon or is he freeloading off her government gimme? He ain’t no sugar daddy. As far as condolences,,,,but she has had one all the way up her hello.

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2big2fall May 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

No end to this guy

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2big2fall May 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

No end to this guy

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2big2fall May 23, 2013 at 8:19 am

having problems posting here

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2big2fall May 23, 2013 at 8:20 am

sorry about that. Photoshop was hanging up…

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2big2fall May 23, 2013 at 8:19 am

having problems posting here

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2big2fall May 23, 2013 at 8:20 am

sorry about that. Photoshop was hanging up…

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