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Mark Sanford Has (Another) New Chief Of Staff

OUT WITH THE OLD … IN WITH THE OLDER || By FITSNEWS || Desperate to get his political career back on track, U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has re-hired one of his longest-serving, most loyal political staffers. The former “Luv Gov” – whose national ambitions were derailed by a sex scandal…

OUT WITH THE OLD … IN WITH THE OLDER

|| By FITSNEWS || Desperate to get his political career back on track, U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has re-hired one of his longest-serving, most loyal political staffers.

The former “Luv Gov” – whose national ambitions were derailed by a sex scandal in 2009 – pulled off a remarkable political comeback in 2013.  But since then he’s committed several major blunders – making it much more likely that he will face a credible electoral challenge in 2016.

In an effort to right his ship, Sanford has chosen longtime advisor Scott English to be his new chief of staff in Washington, D.C.

English has been with Sanford on-and-off for decades – dating back to his first turn in Congress in the late 1990s.  English also occupied top policy posts during Sanford’s two terms as governor of South Carolina from 2003-11.

Known as “the Martyr” for his slavish devotion to the scandal scarred politician, English has an undeniably keen policy mind – but we’re not sure what he will bring to the table in terms of political acumen.

Also good staff has never been Mark Sanford’s problem … Mark Sanford has always been Mark Sanford’s problem.

Which reminds us … English is Sanford’s third chief of staff in the last seven months, a pretty high rate of turnover if you ask us.  He replaces liberal environmentalist Mark McIntosh – who lasted just six months in the role.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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18 comments

Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James January 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Yawn

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Bible Thumper January 15, 2015 at 4:34 pm

What was Scott English doing when he was not working for Sanford?

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Rocky January 15, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Jenny and then Maria.

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aikencounty January 15, 2015 at 5:52 pm

OUTSTANDING!
Who gonna git the first shot at the Georgia bimbo?

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TheBeach January 16, 2015 at 5:40 am

Worked as CoS for Zais at Department of Education.

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PR Mechanic January 15, 2015 at 4:35 pm

All he really needs for a Chief of Staff is a roll of duct tape. A couple strips for his mouth and a few for his…well, you get the picture…

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Rocky January 15, 2015 at 4:58 pm

You can have sex with duct tape? Isn’t that like having sex with his first wife?

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Abuse January 15, 2015 at 4:36 pm

To think Jenny Sanford lasted 20 years as his all round aide de camp while raising 4 kids.
Charm-Rage-Pity

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GrandTango January 15, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Sanford was the MOST HATED person in Congress to work for his first time around. I know people who worked for him in DC, who campaigned viciously against him when he ran for Gov. As a fellow Republican I did not understand. But the Sanfords are VERY selfish, self-centered, deceitful, entitled and using people…

They care about themselves, and seem to HATE anyone else for even having an idea that is not promoting them.

Sanford has fooled a lot people because he is a good actor. Encounter him out of character, and you’ll want to slap the $#!t out of him for his arrogance and condescension…A lot more of an @$$hole than FITS…

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Rocky January 15, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Wow. Insightful, inciteful, and actually entertaining to read. WTF!?! Very nicely done Tango.

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Moment Of Clairify, T? January 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm

I hate myself for upvoting a Tango post, but there it is…

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bogart January 16, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Know what you’re saying, I feel dirty.

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GrandTango February 12, 2015 at 8:48 am

You ARE dirty…You’re a FITS Liberal-Tarian, aren’t you? (:

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Smirks January 15, 2015 at 4:56 pm

High turnover isn’t surprising. No one likes a crazy boss.

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Capitol Hill Staffer January 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Will, English will replace JILL VIETH as CoS.

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snickering January 15, 2015 at 10:46 pm

OK it’s official Sanford is Psychotic.

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west_rhino January 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

despite chatter that Sanford has senatorial aspirations in a year or so…

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Yelsewh January 17, 2015 at 7:40 am

Ain’t it amazing that these pro-business free market disciples just keep sucking off the public teet? Mark Sanford hasn’t worked in the private sector in 20 years and Scott English has NEVER held a job outside government… moreover he was appointed to every position he held.

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