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Mark Sanford’s Sinking Ship

CONGRESSMAN LOSES FUNDRAISER, SPOKESWOMAN … || By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has lost his fundraiser and his spokeswoman within the last three weeks, sources close to the embattled politician tell FITS.  Maybe that explains the mini-meltdown he had with our founding editor last week … A source in…

CONGRESSMAN LOSES FUNDRAISER, SPOKESWOMAN …

|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has lost his fundraiser and his spokeswoman within the last three weeks, sources close to the embattled politician tell FITS.  Maybe that explains the mini-meltdown he had with our founding editor last week …

A source in Sanford’s Washington, D.C. office has confirmed that his fundraiser – Sunny Philips – left the former two-term South Carolina governor’s orbit in late March to take a top position with the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.  That’s a tremendous blow to Sanford – as Philips is widely regarded in Palmetto political circles as one of the state’s most well-liked, well-connected, influential and experienced operatives.

Not to mention the fundraiser with the thickest Rolodex …

“She’s a big deal,” one Republican donor who has worked with Philips in the past told FITS.  “That’s a big loss for him.”

Sanford was reportedly “stung” by the news of Philip’s departure.  In fact a source at the chamber tells us he made some calls to influential members of the organization hoping to put the kibosh on her hiring.

Those efforts were unsuccessful …

This week, Sanford sources tell FITS the Congressman accepted the resignation of press secretary Amy Lazenby – just four weeks after she took the job.

What happened there?  It’s not immediately clear, although our source in the former “Luv Gov’s” office tells us Lazenby – a former columnist for this website – left the office sometime last week.

Neither Philips nor Lazenby were immediately available to comment on the reports of their departure. Sanford’s office did not immediately respond to our request for comment, either.

Our source at the chamber said Philips remained loyal to “Team Sanford” despite her decision to leave his political team.

“I don’t think it had anything to do with him – I think it had everything to do with the opportunity she was offered here,” the source said.

That may be true … but there’s no doubt Sanford is a mess these days.

Of course when one totally betrays the core convictions one used to hold (see HERE and HERE) … it’s bound to eat away at them.

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88 comments

TroubleBaby April 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

“left the former two-term South Carolina governor’s orbit in late March to take a top position with the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.”

From one shitty organization, to another. Lateral move.

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Rocky April 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

Remember when he was on Sean Hannity being proclaimed Presidential material?

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The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 10:25 am

Clinton, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Roosevelt – I’d say he’d fit in nicely…

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Buz Martin April 21, 2015 at 11:02 am

Ike dipped the presidential wick in strange tallow?

Say it ain’t so, Colonel!

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skanky April 21, 2015 at 11:10 am

Someone other than Mamie liked Ike? I liked Ike…but not in THAT way.

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The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Have you ever seen a picture of Mamie? Woof!

http://www.biography.com/people/mamie-eisenhower-9285497

The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Supposedly, Ike was banging Kay Summersby, his driver. She was an attractive Irish lass serving in the British Army as a driver. There’s no doubt she “loved” Eisenhower based on her own writings but some doubt as to whether they “made the beast with two backs”. Most would judge their relationship inappropriate even if he wasn’t banging her.

Patton was alleged to have had a relationship with a red Cross volunteer named Jean Gordon (again, no real proof).

I left Johnson off my earlier list, he had an affair that lasted 20 years with a woman named Madeline Brown. They had a child together.

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Rocky April 21, 2015 at 1:39 pm

I’m sure Ike managed – to keep his stress level down. I’d have painted a tatoo that said Monty across her backside were I him. As for Johnson, have you ever seen Lady Bird. I met her once at a college function back in the 1980s when she was there with her daughter and the honorable then Governor of Virginia. Lady Bird was a sort of ugly. The daughter – would cause Mt. Rushmore to crack.

vicupstate April 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

The allegations against Eisenhower have not been proven definitively one way or the other. That is not the case with the other three.

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The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Concur, I don’t think he was having sex with her, see my post below. Either way, Eisenhower himself admitted privately that the relationship was inappropriate – I’d agree.

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not a fan April 21, 2015 at 11:06 am

Yeah, but after the scandal and Sanford’s reappearance, Hannity’s confrontational next interview was anything but warm and fuzzy.

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shifty henry April 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

‘accepted the resignation of press secretary Amy Lazenby – just four weeks after she took the job’

Please don’t tell me that he was hitting on Amy!

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snickering April 21, 2015 at 11:12 am

Shifty it would be so great if Sanford gave a Press Conference saying his Fund Raiser Sunny was his soul mate and cry and continue calling press conferences to more clearly tell us how deep his love for Sunny is.

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shifty henry April 21, 2015 at 11:17 am

(*^#^#*) — the sound of Shifty snickering…

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Toyota Kawaski April 22, 2015 at 8:28 am

hitting on Amy? When did Sanfraud start liking Lesbians?

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shifty henry April 22, 2015 at 8:34 am

— how so?

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The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 9:53 am

I heard he was just clearing the decks to bring his former spokesman back, some guy named Will Folks…

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Rocky April 21, 2015 at 10:18 am

Hey Colonel – start the transition yet?

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The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 10:23 am

Retirement physical complete, change of command inventory complete, last drill attended – 39 days and counting. Unfortunately, I have to run a large training exercise for 3 weeks of that 39 days.

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shifty henry April 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

Give us a clue — desert, mountains, or urban training?

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The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 10:58 am

Sadly human resources sustainment. The unit I run provides postal services, casualty reporting and we operate the theater personnel database.

Rakkasan April 21, 2015 at 11:51 am

Heard they are merging the Finance and AG Corps. True?

The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Not any time soon. It’s talked about every few years.

Rakkasan April 21, 2015 at 12:21 pm

I was pulling your leg. Old joke, very un-PC

The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 12:34 pm

I got it but we tell that joke using FA (Field Artillery) and AG. The Finance Corps is abbreviated FC.

There actually has been discussion about combining the corps. AG has done their dead level best to make themselves irrelevant as an operational force.

For the record, I’m qualified as an AG (Human Resources Manager), Infantry and Engineer officer but my 201 file says I’m an engineer and I wear engineer scarlet and white.

Rakkasan April 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm

A man of many colors–and talents. We must be cousins–of sorts. I am maroon and white

The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 12:44 pm

MC… Impressive.

Not many talents, just had to do what I had to do to get promoted…

Rocky April 21, 2015 at 10:29 am

Just in time for summer. The beach is calling you.

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Rakkasan April 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

Aahhh–the Check-a-Month Program. You breathe, you get a check. It’s a wonderful thing. Will that make you one of the 47%?

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The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm

I’m going to miss that “check a month” – funny thing though, I’ve averaged more than 100 days of active duty every year for the last 20 years except for the three years I was deployed – where I had 365 days…

Rakkasan April 21, 2015 at 12:20 pm

I meant the monthly “check” after you retire. You make up in the morning, you still get the check.

The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Don’t get that until 58 – 5 years.

Rakkasan April 21, 2015 at 12:27 pm

5 years till you become a 47%-er? Just not right. You get a membership card and they have t-shirts too :)) No secret handshake though. But, there are different levels of memberships, depending on how many programs or agencies you get a monthly check from. You know, like Gold, Platinum, Diamond, etc.

The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Reservist generally don’t draw their retirement until age 60. From the day you “retire” until Age 60, you are a “gray area retiree” and get some privileges (PX, Space A Travel…) but no pay and no medical care (unless you have a VA issue or opt in to Trice Retired Reserve – a very good deal, unfortunately, I’m not eligible because of my civilian job…).

At 60 you get the normal retirement stuff but your pay is based on the number of points you have divided into the average base pay. Basically one day is one point (though a two day weekend is 4 points)

Because of my deployments, I get 90 days off for 90 days served meaning my last two years changes my retirement draw date from 60 to 58.

Most reservist have to live to 60 or they get nothing.

Rakkasan April 21, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Tracking. My B-I-L was an Engineer Bn Cdr in the MN Guard

The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Obviously he’s a great man as all engineer officers are…

Rakkasan April 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Humble too..

The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 1:07 pm

One of my finest characteristics…

fc April 21, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Will was a former spokeman for Sanford? Did he just leave or was he fired?

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The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Long, semi-sordid story: Will worked for Representative Sanford and when he was elected Gubenor, Sanford hired him as a spokesman. Along the way he alleges he “knew” Nikki Haley in the biblical sense, smacked around (allegedly) a girlfriend, got fired/quit depending on your point of view and then started Fitsnews.

Here’s Will’s mea culpa to his wife about some of it: https://www.fitsnews.com/2010/05/24/will-folks-letting-the-chips-fall/

Some poop on his “affair” with Trikki Nikki:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/12/nikki-haley-affair-allegations_n_760497.html

And Will’s story on the CDV thing:
http://www.wistv.com/story/3679641/will-folks-tells-his-side-of-cdv-charge

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fc April 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Thanks.That explains why Fits is ‘semi’ leaving Haley alone now after the ass kicking Fits got election night and apparently has shifted focus on trying to destroy/ruin Sanford.

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The Colonel April 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Will goes for the clicks – he’s fairly equal opportunity as to his targeting as long as it brings the clicks.

It’s all about the click, bout the clicks – no scrolling…

fc April 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm

yep…some good stuff on here…but Sanford is to be worshipped as how Republican should run campaigns against national Democrat Party candidates…

fried chicken April 21, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Worshipped? Dang, haven’t you learned enough about the man to discard your silly idolatry? Is he blowing off steam with you or something?

TSIB April 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

“Will worked for Representative Sanford and when he was elected Gubenor, Sanford hired him as a spokesman.”

A core government function, of course.

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southmauldin April 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Nah, he’s too busy proofreading his book. For the 212th time.

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bogart April 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

The man who was taken down by MOON-GLOW.

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Bonnie April 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

Sanford, Peeler, Ravenel, Eckstrom, Harrel, Ard. A little coke, a little strange leg, a little fooling around on the side, a little graft here, a little legal problems there, a total lack of ETHICS and Morals all around!
OUR SC REPUBLICAN PARTY!!!

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Fed Up Republican April 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel, Governor/Congressman Mark Sanford,
Comptroller Richard Eckstrom, Lt. Governor Bob Peeler all main
ingredients of the Witches Brew. Brewed over hot embers with a pinch of
witches poison added by unsavory women of dubious, character failings
and tainted with immorality.
Dancing with the Devil in the pale moon light guarantees you a seat on the 50 yard line in the maw of Hell, for what you disgrace and destroy are more than your own!

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Buz Martin April 21, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Strange tang.

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Guest April 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

Same kind of turnover Sanfraud had during his first 6 years in Congress. Between his first time in Congress, Governor and back to Congress, this asshole has spent roughly 17 years on the government payroll. All the while stating what a horrible thing government is. What exactly has Sanfraud accomplished in his 17 long years in government?

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nitrat April 21, 2015 at 10:13 am

Gotten great salary, benefits and perks for himself and his family?

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Answer To Your Question April 21, 2015 at 10:41 am

“What exactly has Sanfraud accomplished in his 17 long years in government?”

Testing the limits of the voters’ masochism.

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fc April 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm

He can’t be beat in South Carolina. Period.A fiscal conservative,pro-life and pro traditional marriage.You had your chance to defeat him and failed.

Why does Sanford keep getting elected? Policy,failed candidates like Colbert-Busch/Pelosi and the Buzz Martin’s/nitrats/Fits etc…that advocate for abortion,perverted marriage and legalized drugs.

Frankly you people scare the voters to death…and why Haley won again in a landslide.

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Sad reality April 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

More and more conservatives see his limitations but use him as he uses them, until something better comes along.

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Buz Martin April 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Sanford is pro traditional marriage, huh?

Then why did he wipe his ass with the one he had?

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draggin April 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

What happened to your wife? She catch you wearin her panties one too many times?

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Old-Timer April 21, 2015 at 4:29 pm

He didn’t seem like much of a pro in his last traditional marriage. Oh, the sacred nature of marriage . . . with defenders like Sanford, who needs enemies?

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Kuyperdog April 22, 2015 at 12:37 am

Embarrassment to his:
wife
sons
district
state
party
WOW- he’s accomplished a lot!!!!!

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Toyota Kawaski April 22, 2015 at 8:26 am

you forgot all the Charleston Voters on the list? Without them he is still down on the farm not in DC. Never mind dont list them as voters DUMBASS Voters is better title.

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Buz Martin April 21, 2015 at 10:58 am

He’s a goofy, goofy man. Why did people elect him again?

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fc April 21, 2015 at 12:05 pm

You got a lot of balls calling somebody goofy,Elmer. Google your name and the movie Misery comes to mind. :)

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Buz Martin April 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm

I got the normal number of balls. Two. Snipped at the age of 54, but still hanging in there.

As for Googling you, you have chosen to make that impossible, coward that you are. You hide, Sybil-like, behind a thousand different user name, to spew your bile.

pogo, Sandi Morals, Fip, Farley, Buz Fartin … the list goes on and on. You have no honor, no principles, no guts. You’re just a mindless attack machine. So maybe Googling “right-wing idiot troll” would be the best way to zero in on you. And that would yield shit that is far, far beyond just “goofy.”

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fc April 21, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Thank God for anonymity on a website. Many would be afraid to express an opinion if they had to use their real name and their physical address and/or work was ‘outed’.

‘life long liberal Democrats’ like you (your words) try and use intimidation and threats to censor free speech. You can’t compete in the arena of ideas so trying to destroy others and expose them and their families is how you try and silence those that disagree with you.

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Buz Martin April 21, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Dogshit.

Rakkasan April 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm

“You’re a sad, strange little man and you have my pity”

Buzz Lightyear

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Women love, & vote for him? April 21, 2015 at 11:02 am

Time to recruit Jenny again to make sense of his madness. Oh, that’s right, he fired her from that job without references.

Whose feeding his ego and soothing away his sorrows these days? Crawl back to Chapur yet?

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Buz Martin April 21, 2015 at 11:03 am

Stop asking Amy about this dipshit, and bring her back in to write some more stuff that makes GT’s head explode.

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shifty henry April 21, 2015 at 11:33 am

10+

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Mike at the Beach April 21, 2015 at 1:57 pm

I think you’ve all been drinking…

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Rod's poltergeist April 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

nothing to do with a mass buy of “Oh Henry” bars…

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Town Crier April 21, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Judging from what I’ve seen of Amy Laz on Southern Charm, she seems like a pretty tough cookie.

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vicupstate April 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Sanford is an incumbent congressman. He will have all the money he needs tor run, with or without some operative no one has ever heard of.

If he starts to find himself in trouble, all he has to do is ‘debate’ a cardboard cutout. The dumb lemmings of the 1st district will do as told.

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fc April 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm

In fairness that cardboard cutout of Pelosi did a better job debating Sanford than Colbert-Busch/Pelosi did in the one debate she agreed too.

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HR April 21, 2015 at 2:04 pm

That does not compare to the Treasurer’s Office sinking ship. Over 40 people have left since Curt took office. 18 of those people were hired by him, including four “public information directors”. At least four more left since April started.

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Queen B April 21, 2015 at 5:58 pm

I’m surprised any of his PR guys could last longer than a month with his vile rage.

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Secretary April 21, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Advice: Duck down… when he throws the candy dish!

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Krazy Kat April 21, 2015 at 8:46 pm

That’s because he hired a demon as a deputy for administration a foul, vindictive harpy. Anyone care to name her?

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Dice Man April 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

No worries here. A floater never sinks.

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Rocky April 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Now we know why Tango’s so quite this week. He’s interviewing for the job.

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shifty henry April 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm

The worst job GT ever had was working in a Fotomat booth. He was the only one at the Christmas party.

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Rocky April 21, 2015 at 7:31 pm

+9

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shifty henry April 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm

As anyone wondered (as I have wondered) what GT and Mama talk about after dinner while they slug down cheap booze and crack open roasted peanuts with their teeth?

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of no consequence April 21, 2015 at 11:55 pm

You can’t possibly be serious. He’s a lock for any position he wants – for life – so long as he continues to recite GOP talking points ad nauseum. He’s already undergone the worst political meltdown one could imagine, and done so publicly, and his congressional district was tripping over itself in droves to put him back in office…non-story.

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Party Poopers April 22, 2015 at 7:27 am

Party talking points have certainly won the day for Pelosi, Reid, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz,… and they all have a screw loose or two.

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Toyota Kawaski April 22, 2015 at 8:21 am

mabey this will allow her dumb ass to bring back that wonderful blog “sunnys rays of shit”??? We’ll respected my ass?

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M2000 April 22, 2015 at 10:09 am

Wasn’t it Dr. Paul who brought Mark Sanford back to the party? Yea, I remember his sound endorsement that Sanford was party of the “liberty movement”…

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Lone Ranger April 22, 2015 at 7:41 pm

And if you think degenerate Sanford is a mess just look at his water-toters
Gullible takes on a black-hole context when you consider Sanford voters !!!

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