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Mark Sanford, As Comedy

“LUV GOV” FEATURED IN “TAIL SPIN!” By FITSNEWS || Actor/ comedian Rachel Dratch (of Saturday Night Live fame) is the star of a new live comedy act called Tail Spin!, in which the misadventures of American politicians are held up for a well-deserved public mocking. “Politics is dirty,” the promo…

“LUV GOV” FEATURED IN “TAIL SPIN!”

By FITSNEWS || Actor/ comedian Rachel Dratch (of Saturday Night Live fame) is the star of a new live comedy act called Tail Spin!, in which the misadventures of American politicians are held up for a well-deserved public mocking.

“Politics is dirty,” the promo site for Tail Spin! observed. “Politicians are dirtier.”

Featured prominently in the performance is none other than U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford – the former two-term Palmetto State governor whose recently concluded relationship with ex-lover/ fiancee Maria Belen Chapur ended his 2012 presidential aspirations before they began.

Sanford made news last month with a lengthy Facebook post in which he called off his relationship with Chapur – ostensibly on account of his ex-wife Jenny Sanford‘s latest legal machinations against him.

Chapur later said Sanford’s post caught her off guard, though, leading many to speculate his two-year engagement to her was a calculated move – all part of his successful 2013 political comeback.

In Tail Spin!, Dratch takes a stab at portraying Jenny Sanford, Chapur and former ABC News anchor Barbara Walters, who interviewed Jenny Sanford at the peak of the 2009 scandal.

Here’s a clip posted by The New York Times

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Funny …

There’s been speculation that Sanford may face a credible challenger for the first district congressional seat he claimed in a special election last May.  In fact the name of Lowcountry lawyer Catherine Templeton is frequently bandied about, although Templeton – who is currently running the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has yet to indicated any interest in running for elected office.

Anyway … to participate in the conversation on Twitter, follow @TheRealDratch, @TailSpinShow and @MarkSanford.

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19 comments

E Norma Scok October 15, 2014 at 8:44 am

This but nothing about the humorous governor debates? There was enough comedy on that stage to last throughout the morning. What a bunch of buffoons.

It must be like sex; you shouldn’t talk about it if you’re paying for it.

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History Repeats October 15, 2014 at 8:44 am

As the Sanford vs Sanford vs Chapur story has devolved, so have the formerly funny lines of this play. Where Jenny had been portrayed as some off-putting, deluded shrew to Sanford’s noble, lovelorn battered husband, we now see the opposite. Sanford has used and left behind a trail of the uninformed in the wake of his personality disorder. So much so that even his “soulmate” has advised not to blame Jenny!

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nitrat October 15, 2014 at 10:53 am

It’s the uninformed voters he uses and leaves behind who still don’t seem to get it that worry me.

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replace the placeholder October 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm

We need a choice. IF you are a Republican, Conservative, Libertarian, etc, etc…Colbert-Busch or Sheehan or Ervin ain’t it. Turns out that Obama ain’t it for the Dems who voted the party line, either.

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nitrat October 15, 2014 at 8:53 am

With trial lawyer Templeton out and about going undercover to check out hospital ERs – something she knows she has NO expertise to evaluate – I think we can surmise that she is a politician in the Mark Sanford mode of endless, meaningless political gesture.
But, hey, she’s a RED Republican, do they do anything else?

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Jackie Chiles October 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

Yeah, it takes a medical expert to figure out whether a person claiming to have just visited Liberia with nausea, diarrhea and claimed fever symptoms is treated as if they have ebola.

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nitrat October 15, 2014 at 10:51 am

Did you keep up with the Texas case AT ALL?
The ER triage nurse at Texas Presbyterian got all the information that was needed at Duncan’s first visit. But, the doctor chose to ignore it.
So, a trial lawyer taking up medical time – if she really did – at step one of the process proves nothing.
And, did the bitch’s taxpayer subsidized state employee health insurance pay her bill for a fraudulent visits? Will she reimburse the state for her ER visit? Did she pay her $100+ ER copayment by cash or check?

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Jackie Chiles October 15, 2014 at 10:55 am

“The ER triage nurse at Texas Presbyterian got all the information that was needed at Duncan’s first visit. But, the doctor chose to ignore it. ”

EXACTLY. It doesn’t take a medical expert to determine whether this happened or is happening at MUSC. You seem dumb.

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nitrat October 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

Wow. You STILL don’t get that what Templeton SAYS she did proves nothing?

In the end, they all die October 15, 2014 at 8:56 am

Is it too much to hope for his love letters to Chapur to be acted out as well? Maybe with someone dressed as King David or in the manner of Shakespeare’s Romeo?

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History Repeats October 15, 2014 at 9:10 am

In light of his diminishing circumstances, Sanford might like the continued notoriety or centrality. In his past statements, he seemed to admire the latitude that Clinton was given as an acknowledged rogue.
“At the end of the day” if he can’t succeed as a legitimate political mover and shaker, he may just have to accept his legacy as the poster child of the ego-driven politician.

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William Wallace October 15, 2014 at 9:39 am

I warned you Sanford would be an embarrassing joke if elected/reelected to any office!
I told you so!
Now please listen this time! Haley, in a second term will be a horrible mistake. I would not be surprised to see her indicted on her many questionable activities, lies, ethical failings and moral failures. She will be the joke of late night TV!
You’ve been warned again.

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Regards, CL October 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Willy, it’s all about “!!!FREEDOM!!!” You of all people know that! Take a chill pill.
Watch this for the real tragi-comedy that is infidelity. Same lack of character, different cast:
http://chumplady.com/2014/10/dear-chump-lady-is-true-tori-a-good-thing/

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Worthless News On This Site October 15, 2014 at 10:17 am

Boring —- “Yawns”

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Jackie Chiles October 15, 2014 at 10:32 am

Baloo was my favorite character in Tail Spin.

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Toolbar October 15, 2014 at 11:07 am

Is this all there is?

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K.Mann October 15, 2014 at 5:49 pm

…Y-a-a-a-w-n…….This is such a non-story… an unfunny and terribly boring account of 5-yr. old news… So zzzz…

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Rocky October 15, 2014 at 6:27 pm

I say he looks like your old divorced drunk Uncle who has a membership to the Playboy Club and a great stack of mags.

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Missed connection October 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm

His latina and no amount of BJs could save him. Sob.

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