June 24, 2009, - 3:23 pm

A Musical Tribute to Nutty Gov. Mark Sanford

By Debbie Schlussel
Just one thing to say about Gov. Mark Sanford–a guy who is the chief executive of a state and thinks he can just wander off to some chick on the beaches of South America without anyone noticing . . . on Father’s Day Weekend, no less:
Dude, You’re a Governor! Hello . . . .
Okay, so maybe now, he’s a future ex-Governor, but don’t bet on it. Americans have short memories. On the other hand, he could have driven her over a bridge and drowned her and gotten away with it (like someone else who once had Presidential aspirations a/k/a “Club Ted”).
Yes, I know that the locale of this song is in Brazil, not Argentina. But you get the point.

12 Responses

Americans do tend to have short memories, and lax standards, especially for Dem politicos.
SC, however, is a very conservative state and conservatives will not stand for the BS that Sanford has engaged in here.
Not only did he cheat on his wife, he engaged his staff and his wife in the cover up.
Sanford left the state and was incommunicado for days on end…leaving no one in charge in his absence.
I say that he resigns as Gov in two weeks or less.
BTW…The Girl from Ipanema vids were a hoot.

Aye Chihuahua on June 24, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Conservatives have standards; liberals don’t. If Sanford was a Democrat, no one would be bothered by his having an affair – no one expects them to abide by a higher standard of conduct. Since he’s a Republican, his career is in all likelihood toast as well as any presidential ambitions he might have had. Was chasing tail in South America worth it?

NormanF on June 24, 2009 at 4:33 pm

NormanF —
Tell that to Eliot Spitzer.

Middleman on June 24, 2009 at 4:38 pm

*Quotable Quotes*
*”What the American people have seen is this incredible disparity in which those people who had cars and money got out and those people who were impoverished died.”*
*– Ted Kennedy on Hurricane Katrina*
*– Mary Jo Kopechne*

MarySJ on June 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I thought that I was Shock Proof!! No more!! It just keeps getting better!! Doesn’t anyone vet these creeps. He met his mistress at a Bible Study for crying out loud. He keeps bringing up his family, like a freaking dog-and-pony show. How convenient. Maybe he has South American kids as well. Maybe that’s why he went there on Father’s Day. What is Truth. What a Scoundrel. What a horrible embarrassment to every hard-working American Tax-Payer. I am grateful for Debbie’s video. It was a lot better than stanfords.

Roads Skolar on June 24, 2009 at 4:57 pm

This has got to be smoke and mirrors? A red herring? The timing is just too coincidental? To distract America from the ABC Healthcare Infomercial tonite?

Roads Skolar on June 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Resign as Gov? No!
Once Dems start resigning THEN I’ll buy into that idea.
Otherwise we’re just giving up the fight. Why?
Because we’re “better” than them?
Politics is a full contact sport and NOT for the faint of heart. If you can’t handle the heat get out of the kitchen.
The voters of that state will decide come election day.
BTW: The Dems are p!ssed cause they think that they are the “beautiful people” and only ones that can get some action. Like I’ve said before: PULEEEEZ!

SamAdams on June 24, 2009 at 5:07 pm

As is Nevada’s John Ensign.
But NormF is right. Conservatives have standards.
There’s Mark Sanford, John Ensign, Larry Craig, Mark Foley, Don Sherwood, Jim Baker, Jimmy Swaggart, Bob Allen, Glenn Murphy, Newt Gingrich, Jack Abramoff, Ted Stevens . . .

Middleman on June 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Sanford didn’t pay for it but he displayed poor judgment as a husband and as a father. What makes it worse is his wife helping to condone it and cover it up for him. In the society in which we live today, marriage vows don’t mean much. It makes one cringe to see politicians justify their sexual infidelities and ethical lapses as though decent behavior is something beyond their reach.

NormanF on June 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

M: All of that is true. People do sin. But we don’t excuse it or go along with it because that what every one does. A leader is supposed to set an example for the rest of society. We don’t expect them to be saints but we do expect them not to let the temptations of the world lead them astray. Is being a good person all that hard for politicians? For those in positions of power, it can get to their heads and corrupt them.

NormanF on June 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Liberals love this stuff because they can use Alinsky’s rule #4. I hope people are paying attention and checking the facts, two Republicans within a short period, just like all the “ring wing extremists” incidents one after another.

JP on June 24, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Sanford’s goose is cooked. Well those Latin American women can make your eyes drop of your sockets. Been to South Beach Miami? OMG!!

californiascreaming on June 24, 2009 at 11:30 pm

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