More Holes In Mark Sanford’s Sinking Ship

“LUV GOV” SHEDS ADDITIONAL STAFFERS || By FITSNEWS ||  Less than a month after losing two key members of his team, U.S Rep. Mark Sanford has lost two additional top operatives.  Sources tell FITS Sanford’s legislative counsel – Chris Stevens – left the former “Luv Gov’s” Washington, D.C. office this week….


|| By FITSNEWS ||  Less than a month after losing two key members of his team, U.S Rep. Mark Sanford has lost two additional top operatives.  Sources tell FITS Sanford’s legislative counsel – Chris Stevens – left the former “Luv Gov’s” Washington, D.C. office this week.  Meanwhile Sanford’s legislative director – Justin Ouimette – is preparing to take a position with the House Freedom Caucus in the next few weeks.

“He’s a joke on (Capitol) Hill,” a source familiar with the departures says of Sanford.  “When (people) from his office go to interview other places, the people who are hiring basically tell them that.  They want to help good people get out of his office.”

News of Stevens’ and Ouimette’s departures comes on the heels of Sanford losing his top fundraiser, Sunny Philips, and his press secretary, Amy Lazenby, late last month.

All this after “Representative TMI” went through three chiefs of staff over a seven month period in late 2014 and early 2015 …

What’s happening?

Well, Sanford is insane.  And seeing as he now lacks any real substance, there’s no longer any justification for tolerating the insanity.

Of course we’ll be learning a lot more about Sanford’s various issues when a book published by another one of his former employees hits the shelves in July.

Missed that story?  Sanford’s been doing everything within his power to undermine the credibility of the book’s author, his former speechwriter Barton Swaim.

Our guess?

All this turnover is only bolstering Swaim’s credibility … while further eroding Sanford’s.

Anyway, Sanford’s latest chief of staff, Scott English, did not immediately respond to our request for comment on the latest round of departures.

Of course he’s been known to moonlight, so …


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Mom May 15, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Swaim’s book will be the end of Sanford.

El Kabong May 15, 2015 at 7:23 pm

If the good people of Charleston still voted for him after his gubernatorial meltdown, they will vote for him again.

The people of this state prove time and again they will vote for ANYTHING so long as it has a “R” by it. Seriously look at the amount of corruption and self enrichment going on in the legislature. Yet, we don’t dare vote for Dems because they are corrupt and self serving….go figure.

People in this state are going to have to hold their nose and vote for some Dems to prove to the Republicans that they have to earn our vote.

nitrat May 15, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Ain’t it hilarious?
White SCGOP voters in this state – and, every other Red one – are just like the black voters they ridicule for being totally in the bag for the Democrats.

erneba May 15, 2015 at 11:20 pm

As long as you think the current situation is hilarious, the longer you guys will be out of power. Politics is a game of ridicule and maintaining power. Also, attributing false premises to why and how people vote does not make for an accurate analysis of voting habits.

Rocky May 16, 2015 at 7:55 am

Damned Nitrat – a very, very good point. Baltimore comes to mind – “we poor, things suck” so let’s elect our local friends who will keep us poor, and keep things sucky.

Birthers For Cruz May 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Yeah but he’s for “freedom” and “Liberty” and he’s against abortion.

I mean,

What more do you want?

erneba May 15, 2015 at 11:06 pm

I buy the logic, but the outcome may be untenable. How many Sheehen’s or Clyburn’s must we endure? The Republicans are sweeping everything (US house districts and US Senate seats) except one US House district for a reason.

Rocky May 16, 2015 at 7:54 am

Versus the chick-filet eating dude who just said women have a right to choose, just before penetration?

Cha Ching Bing May 15, 2015 at 7:55 pm

LMAO!!!!Just like the DNC and their MILLIONS.Stephen Colbert and his MILLIONS and dumb as fuck/ugly socialist sister AND the RNC pulling his money.

Now Fits…apparently under the pressure of losing EVERYTHING, calls Sanford “insane”?

Carry on.

LMAO!! May 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm


Would a ho blow pogo da shmoe? May 15, 2015 at 8:32 pm


Garbage May 15, 2015 at 9:56 pm

His book will be enlightening and even entertaining. The end of Sanford? My guess, he will be at the end of the line before the book ever comes to print.

I hoped, believed, wanted and expected more. I think the writing in on the wall?

Asd May 15, 2015 at 10:16 pm

I think the people who endorse Sanford see him as someone who votes their way 85-90% of the time. Until someone else comes on the scene as a superstar they will keep him in office as a placeholder as they feel sorry for the poor sausage.

Garbage May 15, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Likely true. Most vote for the lesser of evils. He can still prove himself, but ….

shep May 15, 2015 at 10:32 pm

I disagree SYNTwist.

Dude Named Ben May 16, 2015 at 12:43 am

Hi Pogo

Boones Farm May 16, 2015 at 6:26 am

Hi SYNTwist.

Torch May 16, 2015 at 9:58 am

Will it be coming out with Folks book?

CNSYD May 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Two book set.

YallCalmDown May 15, 2015 at 7:26 pm

Sanford will be the end of Sanford.

JoeThePimpernel May 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Isn’t it about time for Mark to go on another walkabout?

GrandTango May 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Looks like Mark said ‘NO’ to the FDF. LMAO…

YallCalmDown May 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Mark doesn’t have any money. He needs that job in Congress for the dough.

GrandTango May 16, 2015 at 6:53 am

Daddy left him millions, didn’t he?

YallCalmDown May 16, 2015 at 9:06 am

Nope. Daddy died when he was a teenager. Ask around. He’s cash poor. Jenny was – and still is – the one with the money.

GrandTango May 16, 2015 at 9:13 am

Sanford was worth something like $6 million on his first run for Governor. He attended Furman, then some sort of upper-crust business graduate school in Virginia. Not the course of a po’-bucka…by any definition…
And: His father was a doctor was he not??…and a land baron, in an area that was about to EXPLODE w/ a wealthy population, when Sanford inherited it…
Also: Doctors are not likely to die w/ younger children, w/o life insurance out the wazoo…
Sanford may be Greedy, and stingy…but he NEVER has been poor…

Guest Poster May 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

He owns that plantation with his siblings. It’s not worth anything until it’s sold. You ever tried to sell property w/ multiple people involved? Good luck. And why is Jenny having to take him to court to get him to put the agreed upon amount in his kids’ trust funds. Is he too stingy to give his sons money, or is he too poor? Big difference between owning land – not even being the sole owner – and having cash on hand.

Chump May 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

One can certainly understand how a former wife would feel ill-used if she was being kept around as the cash cow, everday functionary, and brood mare. She knew him better than most and put much effort into stabilizing him and keeping him focused on his chosen career while providing for his family. What a toll that takes living with, unbeknownst to her, a disordered personality who is unable to reciprocate true feeling. The past is prologue with him, and I hope she appreciates that despite her herculean efforts to help, he is someone else’s problem now.

GrandTango May 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Is he too stingy to give his money to his sons…YEST…Too stingy, selfish and GREEDY…That claim CERTAINLY make your argument.

Any man who will walk out on his kids, would steal from them..excuse the redundancy….

Again: he was given a stake, with a pedigreed education w/ all kinds of financiers…he’s rich. Did he burn the $6 million or increase it while he was collecting a governor’s salary?

Spin it however you wish. You’re not very credible claiming he’s not very well-off…He’s stupid if he’s not. And I don’t think he’s stupid. Soulless, but not dumb.

sparklecity May 17, 2015 at 11:39 am

Great points all around

One more example of “GT” demonstrating that he/shit/it don’t know shit from shinola and is talking out of his/her/its ass.

That’s why he/she/it is nothing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, well, maybe an asshole (i.e., anus) with an internet connection but that’s about it

You Know My Name May 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

Is he still pulling the “sleeping in my office” stunt? Wonder if he makes his staff do the same so he can pay them less.

check NOT in mail? May 15, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Yep…this Sanford ‘thing’ started bout two weeks ago on Fits….was curious why it got so personal…I understand now…?

GrandTango May 16, 2015 at 6:53 am

Very possible Sanford has had enough…and has pulled all support.

Crazy Lawrence May 15, 2015 at 9:32 pm

NSA much? Crazy conspiracy theories much? Nuts much? Where’s you’re Speedo?

inquiring minds? May 15, 2015 at 9:42 pm
What are you accusing David Brittan of?

GrandTango May 16, 2015 at 6:52 am

Hey Boz….I bet you’re really S#!tt!#g your pants. You already got TSN sued and lost…now FITS…LMAO…

Did you feed him the lie on Bingham, too…??? Hope you have not donned the Speedo yet…could get messy…LMAO….

Sharon May 15, 2015 at 9:23 pm

Well the dumbfucks put him back in office. ..SC VOTERS ARE FUCKING IDIOTS!

Garbage May 15, 2015 at 9:52 pm

We all love to see an underdog rise up. High hopes. Disappointment.

Redux May 15, 2015 at 9:39 pm

All this upheaval in Sanford’s life. No doubt, he blames Jenny. One wonders how he is “blowing off steam” these days and getting the ego stroked? Wouldn’t be surprised if he called Belen “He truly was the love if my life” for a pity fu@k er …umm, a booty call.

Momma's Boy May 15, 2015 at 9:50 pm

Don’t think he and soulmate are in tango mode. On Facebook he is commemorating his 2 year anniversary since his swearing into office. The picture he posted effectively cuts out MBC, but his mother still figures prominently!

shifty henry May 15, 2015 at 11:10 pm

Yikes.. you said “Tango”!

MaceSucks May 16, 2015 at 9:03 am

It’s cute that you think they really broke up. Calling off an engagement on FB, blaming it on your ex to try to get some pity, isn’t the same thing as ending a relationship. They’re still together.

YallCalmDown May 16, 2015 at 9:08 am

Yeah, I hear the Argentinian is still stroking the ole “ego” for him. Gotta wonder why.

Redux May 16, 2015 at 11:29 am

Mature women who carry on with married guys with children are a breed unto themselves. Two emotionally immature narcissists who found each other. They are a cheap cliche who need to keep the soul mate narrative going or face the reality that they are not particularly decent human beings.

Dot May 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm

That description could represent all of the infamous cheating, adulterers written about on this and other web sites.
Interesting they are all Republican! Peeler, Sanford and Eckstrom.

??? May 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm

You don’t get around much, do you?

John Edwards May 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Dude! Sshhhhhh!

KeshiaJWray May 17, 2015 at 6:31 am

???????$77 /hr 0n the computer@me22//



JoJo May 16, 2015 at 8:40 pm

When you take that trip to the other side, you will not be judged by what you take with you, which is nothing. You will be judged by what you leave behind. In the case of all these people, they will be judged harshly for the broken families, damaged children,, betrayal of vows, sins of the flesh and hypocritical use of their claimed faith.

Redux May 16, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Ultimate Karma. Divorce Minister over at ChumpLady refers to the actions of these shallow people as “soul rape.”

Redux May 16, 2015 at 9:46 am

It is entirely plausible that they remain together feeding off each other. And look, it’s almost 1 year gone of the 2 year term of waiting imposed by Sanford. You can still see her influence in re: his stance on Cuba.

Capitol Dome May 15, 2015 at 9:51 pm

I warned you about Sanford, Obama, Eckstrom, Peeler, Clyburn. You did not listen. Talk around the Capitol in 2007 was about Will Folks and Haley. At that time Haley was a nobody. No reason to make it up. Haley will eventually prove to be no better than the rest of this bunch.
Hope you listen about Hillary!

Bible Thumper May 16, 2015 at 12:47 am

There was plenty of reason to make it up. Folk’s was a nobody and Haley was the Hotest House member. Men boast all the time and men don’t care if she is well known as long as she is hot. Besides you are nobody posting as nobody and there is no reason why anyone should believe you.
Facts should only come from a source willing to speak publicly and your statements don’t name yourself or your sources or how they would have knowledge.
Hear say to a hear say and neither are identified. South Carolinians are fair and ignore such garbage.

TT May 16, 2015 at 8:42 pm


sparklecity May 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm

FITS was Sanfraud’s chief ass-kisser……………………………

What gives????

Serves that duty-shirking SOB Sanfraud right if he chokes on his own “tales”

Captain Bingamton May 15, 2015 at 10:36 pm

The QUEEN of Moore,SC….go clean the urinals at the firehouse chickenshit….

sparklecity May 15, 2015 at 11:04 pm

You (along with GT) are nothing

erneba May 15, 2015 at 10:40 pm

Sanford is like the cat that falls from forty feet. Lands on his feet, he gets up walks away, relatively unscathed. He does seem to be self-destructing, and doing a right smart job of it. If he is to be unseated either in a Republican primary or the general election, voters in his district will have to do something that they have been unwilling to do in the past. Find a reasonable candidate, and then vote for that person. Why is that so hard to do?

fc May 15, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Respect your opinions on here. However if the Republican Party would fight the fight like Mark Sanford-politically speaking-they would hold absolute power for 100 years.

He is a brilliant politician. His SC1 comeback was textbook for anyone wanting to invest in a political candidate.

erneba May 15, 2015 at 10:57 pm

Yeah, thanks, and that was my point, Sanford must be doing something right. He keeps getting elected when everyone else says that he is doomed. Who’s playing who in his district, if he keeps getting elected? In 2016, if he runs, he will be re-elected.

fc May 15, 2015 at 11:04 pm

Thank you.Post more please.

Rocky May 16, 2015 at 7:51 am

That was the most coherent, well thought out, and concise posting ever. Flip – my hat is off to you sir, my hat is off. I still think Mark’s nuttier than walnut / hazelnut coffee, but it was a really cool post. I think he should have moved to Argentina with the girl. But I am biased.

nitrat May 17, 2015 at 10:06 am

He is a ‘brilliant’ politician because the people who vote for him are hypocritical, idiotic Libertarian/Randians…but, hey, I’m being redundant.

RuthJMaki May 16, 2015 at 4:20 am

?$77 /hr on the computer@md17//


Asd May 16, 2015 at 7:43 am

Sanford certainly knows his electorate and he projects as David out to get Goliath. The voters have put up with his mishegoss because he still serves their needs and they don’t personally deal with him on a day to day basis. They have bought his seamier King David antics because he is mostly a reliable vote to their way of thinking and they get that government oversight is the primary driver of his identity. I think there is also a poor sausage- pity factor at play too which he uses effectively. His Office gives Sanford a sense of righteousness and validation. Based on that, he feels justified in his harshness or mistreatment of his underlings. He is doing God’s work. A narcissist needs to get that sense of significance somewhere. In 2008 his sense of omnipotence was replaced with failure when things were going south with his political fight against government overreach. He needs insulation from peoples judgement like a baby needs swaddling.

Nervous Meltdown May 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Mini-Stalin can’t haul them off to the gulags, so he’ll have to settle for the unemployment office.

shifty henry May 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm

MARK SANFORD is hiring!

Just released from an insane asylum, three patients are looking for jobs.
They see the ads for staff members for Mark Sanford. They are called
in for interviews.

Sanford decides to give them an intelligence test. He turns to the first man and asks, “What is three times three?”

“274,” he replies.

Sanford asks the second man, “What is three times three?”

“Tuesday,” replies the second man.

Sanford turns to the third man, “Okay, your turn. What’s three times three?”

“Nine,” says the third man proudly.

“That’s great!” says Sanford, relieved, “How did you arrive at that?”

“Simple,” says the third man. “I subtracted 274 from Tuesday.”

snickering May 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm

I suspected he went insane on the “Appalachia Trail) and visited Moonlight Madness. He left his very wealthy wife with 4 children on Father’s Day. His Father-in-law sued to get back the money he spent on his Daughter’s Husband. But mostly he cried, thanked Tom Davis and talking soul mates but never mentioned his wife. He should have renounced his American Country and become a citizen of Argentina to soak all those moon beams flow over him. He is a mere shadow of his former self. Sanford check out the nearest Mental Health Facility and pray you are on Obamacare to pay the bills.

Manray9 May 17, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Sanford “now lacks any real substance?” His substance mysteriously disappeared? Perhaps he didn’t have substance all along?


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