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Mark Sanford, Crowd Pleaser (Not)

Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford was given an icy reception from a group of social conservatives in Washington, D.C. this week. The newly elected U.S. Representative from South Carolina’s first congressional district attended the “Faith and Freedom Coalition” meeting this week, trotting out his familiar “God of Second Chances” rhetoric to…

Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford was given an icy reception from a group of social conservatives in Washington, D.C. this week. The newly elected U.S. Representative from South Carolina’s first congressional district attended the “Faith and Freedom Coalition” meeting this week, trotting out his familiar “God of Second Chances” rhetoric to a substantially less-than-receptive crowd.

Here’s how reporter James Hohman of The Politico described Sanford’s reception …

The crowd sat uncomfortably in silence through his 12-minute speech. There were no laugh lines or lighter moments.

Only about a third of the crowd stood when Sanford took the stage, and many did not applaud. Only about two dozen stood as he finished — even fewer than when he took the stage. By contrast, the crowd repeatedly cheered the other speakers who preceded Sanford on Friday.

Yikes …

“That’s what happens when you leave the South Carolina bubble,” one Republican operative told FITS. “People hate you to your face.”

Granted we’re no fans of sanctimonious moralizers, but Sanford – whose 2013 comeback has been the political story of the year so far in the Palmetto State – should have known better than to show up at an event like this.

Faith and freedom? Come on, dude …

Which leads us to Sanford’s basic problem … he just can’t help himself. On any level.

And while we’d like to report that Sanford is at least voting the right way upon his return to Washington, D.C., sadly he’s been a disappointment on that front as well …

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69 comments

Bill June 14, 2013 at 3:57 pm

According to the article Sanford says; “In some ways, I want to spend the rest of my life worrying about the log in my own eye…” I think that’s what the pros call an ‘Argentia Steamer’.

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Bill June 14, 2013 at 3:57 pm

According to the article Sanford says; “In some ways, I want to spend the rest of my life worrying about the log in my own eye…” I think that’s what the pros call an ‘Argentia Steamer’.

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tone deaf June 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Does this charlatan really care about the social conservatives, other than securing their regard for use in his ego-driven, ambitious ladder climbing? The only warm reception he cares about is from Chapur when he crawls onto his double wide-office futon each night. Or was that just another frugality charade? What does he call it again, his “mystique?”

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shifty henry June 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm

This ditty passed down to me may be some relevance here. Personally, I’ve never really understood it,
but it meant something to my ancestors —–

A PSALM OF LIFE

Life is real, life is earnest, and the shell is not its pen –“Egg thou art, and egg remainest” was not spoken of the hen.

Art is long and Time is fleeting, be our bills then
sharpened well, and not like muffled drums be beating on the inside of the shell.

In the world’s broad field of battle, in the great barnyard of life, be not like those lazy cattle!
Be a rooster in the strife!

Lives of roosters all remind us, we can make our lives
sublime, and when roasted, leave behind us, hen tracks on the sands of time.

Hen tracks that perhaps another chicken drooping in the rain, some forlorn and henpecked brother, when he sees, shall crow again.

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tone deaf June 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Longfellow would appreciate the barnyard take on his prose. So Sanford is the “chicken drooping in the rain” who is trying to be a “rooster in the strife” but this recent appearance indicates he may still be a “forlorn and henpecked brother” but if he keeps up the good fight, he “shall crow again.” Oy.

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shifty henry June 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Oy vey! Pulled it out from the old scrapbook, and there is a notation on it: “Attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes – after Longfellow” Well read – you may be tone deaf but not brain deaf….

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Albert Traego June 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

It’s by Holmes and is a parody of Longfellow’s origional.

http://www.potw.org/archive/potw232.html

shifty henry June 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

Hey, thanks — I remember it now, and I saved it for future refernce ….

shifty henry June 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

Hey, thanks — I remember it now, and I saved it for future refernce ….

shifty henry June 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

What is the poem by Longfellow ?

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Sarah Palin Forever! June 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Hypocritical bastards.

They voted for him,at least applaud him!

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La Gloria Cubana June 15, 2013 at 11:53 am

They weren’t even able to vote for him, you dipsh!t, it was a national event. And seriously, not every conservative in SC is enamored with him… in fact, had he run in the upstate, I believe that he’d have lost.

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tone deaf June 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Does this charlatan really care about the social conservatives, other than securing their regard for use in his ego-driven, ambitious ladder climbing? The only warm reception he cares about is from Chapur when he crawls onto his double wide-office futon each night. Or was that just another frugality charade? What does he call it again, his “mystique?”

Reply
shifty henry June 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm

This ditty passed down to me may be some relevance here. Personally, I’ve never really understood it,
but it meant something to my ancestors —–

A PSALM OF LIFE

Life is real, life is earnest, and the shell is not its pen –“Egg thou art, and egg remainest” was not spoken of the hen.

Art is long and Time is fleeting, be our bills then
sharpened well, and not like muffled drums be beating on the inside of the shell.

In the world’s broad field of battle, in the great barnyard of life, be not like those lazy cattle!
Be a rooster in the strife!

Lives of roosters all remind us, we can make our lives
sublime, and when roasted, leave behind us, hen tracks on the sands of time.

Hen tracks that perhaps another chicken drooping in the rain, some forlorn and henpecked brother, when he sees, shall crow again.

Reply
tone deaf June 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Longfellow would appreciate the barnyard take on his prose. So Sanford is the “chicken drooping in the rain” who is trying to be a “rooster in the strife” but this recent appearance indicates he may still be a “forlorn and henpecked brother” but if he keeps up the good fight, he “shall crow again.” Oy.

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shifty henry June 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Oy vey! Pulled it out from the old scrapbook, and there is a notation on it: “Attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes – after Longfellow” Well read – you may be tone deaf but not brain deaf….

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Albert Traego June 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

It’s by Holmes and is a parody of Longfellow’s origional.

http://www.potw.org/archive/potw232.html

shifty henry June 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

Hey, thanks — I remember it now, and I saved it for future refernce ….

shifty henry June 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

What is the poem by Longfellow ?

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Sarah Palin Forever! June 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Hypocritical bastards.

They voted for him,at least applaud him!

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La Gloria Cubana June 15, 2013 at 11:53 am

They weren’t even able to vote for him, you dipsh!t, it was a national event. And seriously, not every conservative in SC is enamored with him… in fact, had he run in the upstate, I believe that he’d have lost.

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foolmeseveraltimes June 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm

One can fool some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, and even some of the people all of the time.

But one can fool all of the SC Tea Baggers and Right Wing religious nuts all of the time if one sports the coveted “(R)”. Even a charlaton like Sanfraud. Apparently not so for the Washington crowd.

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foolmeseveraltimes June 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm

One can fool some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, and even some of the people all of the time.

But one can fool all of the SC Tea Baggers and Right Wing religious nuts all of the time if one sports the coveted “(R)”. Even a charlaton like Sanfraud. Apparently not so for the Washington crowd.

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nitrat June 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm

He thought he was back amongst The Family/The Fellowship/C Street and all would be forgiven.
He doesn’t understand that they live and control the government in secrecy and he blew their cover by talking about the cult.

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shifty henry June 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm

It will be interesting to see how Chapur fits in with the DC crowd. When will photos start appearing with the two of them at certain functions? How will she relate and fit in with other wives/girlfriends? Is she even in DC?

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bogart June 14, 2013 at 8:19 pm

She’s there, and when she was asked about the wedding date Sanford stepped in and shut it down. When she was asked if she would be moving to DC Sanford stepped in and shut it down. Guess he only allows her to use her mouth on special occasions. Wonder if she’ll join the choir and sing with Callista? Newt mentioned often that he loved sitting in church listening to his mistress wife sing….Hallelujah.

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Eve June 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Maybe Sanford was afraid Chapur would have a “genius in the bottle” moment and spew some inanities or worse yet, tell the truth. In front of potential campaign contributors/voters (social conservatives) he is “unworthy” and “humbled” but ask a probing question and he becomes the calculated manipulator.

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shifty henry June 15, 2013 at 9:10 am

Eve— Do you mean something like:

“Mark has changed into a new man since his friend Mr. Ford gave him those pills and toys…….”

Eve June 15, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Are you referencing Brave New World, because with the likes of Sanford and the rest of the Washington cesspool, I think they are waiting for our capitulation and some soma pills to ease the way.

TontoBubbaGoldstein June 17, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Callista

Didn’t she coach the Cowboys? Then went to the Dolphins?

Hard to forget that hairstyle!

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dwb619 June 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm

She will drop him as soon as she can get her hooks into a bigger fish.
Reminds me of Fanny whats her name, the one that jumped off a bridge into the tidal flats of the Potomac River.

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sweepin June 15, 2013 at 8:06 am

That would be Fanne Foxe, “The Argentine Firecracker.”

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dwb619 June 15, 2013 at 9:32 am

So, Argentina seems to be a haven for gold digging bimbos.

bogart June 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I’m told soulmate was seen standing near the Tidal Basin in a thong bikini with her hair blowing in the wind……….Mark was on the phone telling his boys that he had business in DC on Father’s Day.

nitrat June 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm

He thought he was back amongst The Family/The Fellowship/C Street and all would be forgiven.
He doesn’t understand that they live and control the government in secrecy and he blew their cover by talking about the cult.

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shifty henry June 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm

It will be interesting to see how Chapur fits in with the DC crowd. When will photos start appearing with the two of them at certain functions? How will she relate and fit in with other wives/girlfriends? Is she even in DC?

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bogart June 14, 2013 at 8:19 pm

She’s there, and when she was asked about the wedding date Sanford stepped in and shut it down. When she was asked if she would be moving to DC Sanford stepped in and shut it down. Guess he only allows her to use her mouth on special occasions. Wonder if she’ll join the choir and sing with Callista? Newt mentioned often that he loved sitting in church listening to his mistress wife sing….Hallelujah.

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Eve June 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Maybe Sanford was afraid Chapur would have a “genius in the bottle” moment and spew some inanities or worse yet, tell the truth. In front of potential campaign contributors/voters (social conservatives) he is “unworthy” and “humbled” but ask a probing question and he becomes the calculated manipulator.

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shifty henry June 15, 2013 at 9:10 am

Eve— Do you mean something like:

“Mark has changed into a new man since his friend Mr. Ford gave him those pills and toys…….”

Eve June 15, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Are you referencing Brave New World, because with the likes of Sanford and the rest of the Washington cesspool, I think they are waiting for our capitulation and some soma pills to ease the way.

TontoBubbaGoldstein June 17, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Callista

Didn’t she coach the Cowboys? Then went to the Dolphins?

Hard to forget that hairstyle!

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dwb619 June 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm

She will drop him as soon as she can get her hooks into a bigger fish.
Reminds me of Fanny whats her name, the one that jumped off a bridge into the tidal flats of the Potomac River.

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sweepin June 15, 2013 at 8:06 am

That would be Fanne Foxe, “The Argentine Firecracker.”

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dwb619 June 15, 2013 at 9:32 am

So, Argentina seems to be a haven for gold digging bimbos.

bogart June 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I’m told soulmate was seen standing near the Tidal Basin in a thong bikini with her hair blowing in the wind……….Mark was on the phone telling his boys that he had business in DC on Father’s Day.

? June 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

This makes perfect sense in the context that Sanford now worships the God of Poon, who is also into second chances.

The God of Poon requires a bit more effort though when it comes to tithing, let’s just say I demand to be the first guy holding the “collection basket” before passing it on.

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? June 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

This makes perfect sense in the context that Sanford now worships the God of Poon, who is also into second chances.

The God of Poon requires a bit more effort though when it comes to tithing, let’s just say I demand to be the first guy holding the “collection basket” before passing it on.

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Polyphemos June 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Hey! The pay is good, and they speak Spanish in DC.

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Slartibartfast June 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Hey! The pay is good, and they speak Spanish in DC.

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Kuyperdog June 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Mark Sanford has brought nothing but shame to his boys, his wife and his state. This Republican had no idea the First District would elect such a low life!
Jenny is not alone, I ‘d say he has TRESSPASSED on us all!

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Kuyperdog June 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Mark Sanford has brought nothing but shame to his boys, his wife and his state. This Republican had no idea the First District would elect such a low life!
Jenny is not alone, I ‘d say he has TRESSPASSED on us all!

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bogart June 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Sanford had faith that voters in the 1st District were idiots and his faith was rewarded. One of the news networks last night said that when they heard Sanford would be speaking at this FAITH dinner they thought it was a joke,but alas after checking on it found it was the truth.They all had a great laugh,as well they should.

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bogart June 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Sanford had faith that voters in the 1st District were idiots and his faith was rewarded. One of the news networks last night said that when they heard Sanford would be speaking at this FAITH dinner they thought it was a joke,but alas after checking on it found it was the truth.They all had a great laugh,as well they should.

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Manray9 June 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

I should no longer be gobsmacked by the utter shamelessness of politicians.

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Manray9 June 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

I should no longer be gobsmacked by the utter shamelessness of politicians.

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dwb619 June 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

The “luv guv” and his ex-wife are both CARPETBAGGERS, and now he’s aiding and abetting an illegal alien. Wonder how long before she births an “anchor’ baby?
What type security clearance will the “luv guv” receive from the Feds?

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dwb619 June 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

The “luv guv” and his ex-wife are both CARPETBAGGERS, and now he’s aiding and abetting an illegal alien. Wonder how long before she births an “anchor’ baby?
What type security clearance will the “luv guv” receive from the Feds?

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Moe Pickens June 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

South Carolina District 1 ( or the many who were morons enough to vote him back to politics!) got what they deserve. He continues to be a disgrace even in the moments he aptly calls “second chances”. Why in the world would he accept such a speaking engagement? Did he expect these people to forgive and forget the events of 2009 and beyond ? Why would he continue to talk about his moral failings in the past tense while still reenforcing the same said failures with his decision to pursue his affair with his Argentinian gold digger bimbo rather than repar the moral damage with his wife and sons? True hypocrite that he is this Mark Sanfraud!

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Moe Pickens June 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

South Carolina District 1 ( or the many who were morons enough to vote him back to politics!) got what they deserve. He continues to be a disgrace even in the moments he aptly calls “second chances”. Why in the world would he accept such a speaking engagement? Did he expect these people to forgive and forget the events of 2009 and beyond ? Why would he continue to talk about his moral failings in the past tense while still reenforcing the same said failures with his decision to pursue his affair with his Argentinian gold digger bimbo rather than repar the moral damage with his wife and sons? True hypocrite that he is this Mark Sanfraud!

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What a load of crap June 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

He deserves to be hated to his face

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What a load of crap June 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

He deserves to be hated to his face

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Viagra Earl June 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Happy Fathers Day Mark Sanford! Remember where and how you pent your Fathers Day week with you South American slut back in 2009?

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Viagra Earl June 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Happy Fathers Day Mark Sanford! Remember where and how you pent your Fathers Day week with you South American slut back in 2009?

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SparkleCity June 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Number 1:

I wouldn’t cross the street to hear anything that military duty shirking SOB has to say but IF I WAS somewhere where this jack-shit was speaking I would take one of two actions:

1. Walk out immediately
2. Better yet, stand up and turn my back to his sorry shirking ass the whole time he was on the speaker stand.

However, that crowd in DC showed one thing, they have more integrity than the folks who voted for his shirking ass!!!

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SparkleCity June 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Number 1:

I wouldn’t cross the street to hear anything that military duty shirking SOB has to say but IF I WAS somewhere where this jack-shit was speaking I would take one of two actions:

1. Walk out immediately
2. Better yet, stand up and turn my back to his sorry shirking ass the whole time he was on the speaker stand.

However, that crowd in DC showed one thing, they have more integrity than the folks who voted for his shirking ass!!!

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Marie Harrison June 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I’m hearing that the engagement is for looks only, will never marry.

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Marie Harrison June 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I’m hearing that the engagement is for looks only, will never marry.

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Mguzman June 18, 2013 at 7:49 am

This is to funny……..

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Mguzman June 18, 2013 at 7:49 am

This is to funny……..

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