Sanford Admits Affair

A while back I wrote a post in which I discussed the fact that Democrats seem to be unable to keep their financial affairs in order while Republicans seem to be unable to keep it in their pants.

Just a few days ago we had Nevada Senator John Ensign admit to an affair, now we have South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford admitting to an affair. It seems his venture to Argentina was part of that mess.

He will resign as chair of the GOP Governors Association but I wouldn’t be shocked if, in time, he ends up resigning as Governor. Indeed there are some whispers about possible impeachment, though I am not sure it would go that far. In either case his 2012 Presidential effort seems DOA.

This has not been a good week for the GOP and, while I am sure we’ll get some trolls out of the woodwork who will use this for nasty attacks, I can only express sadness that we seem to have less and less of an opposition party.

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Author: PATRICK EDABURN, Assistant Editor

  • shannonlee

    Sanford has made life difficult for a few researcher friends of mine in SC. I'll be more than happy to see him go.

  • tidbits

    Having chastised her at the time for being premature, I must now agree with Kathy K from a couple of days ago. Sanford's presidential ambitions are done.

  • pacatrue

    I'm also someone who said that I didn't particularly care about Ensign having an affair. But, yeah, Sanford's greater political ambitions are toast for at least the rest of the decade. Disappearing for a week to visit your mistress in Argentina while lying not just to your wife, but seemingly your own staff and security? It doesn't scream “elect me!”

  • kathykattenburg

    Apparently, his wife has known about the affair for the past five months. I know absolutely nothing about her as a person, but no one deserves to be cheated on like that. I feel for her.

  • Rambie

    It's not the affair, we're all human after all, it's his hypocrisy that I find funny.

  • DLS

    So now we know. Not worth hyperventilation from the lefties, as usual, but rather, “Another one bites the dust.” (One more GOP politician gets tarnished, future in politics damaged).

  • DaGoat

    This is going to upset Lamont and Aunt Esther.

  • D. E.Rodriguez

    Without hyperventilating: What happened to the slogan, “Moral values, family values”?

    Was it just a slogan?

    I am not talking about the Republican folks. I am talking about Republican politicians who built an entire movement on a lie that has now been exposed.

    It's not the offense necessarily, we all sin. It's the hypocrisy and the political preaching and judgment passed on others

  • shannonlee

    I blame the vulgar BK ads.

  • pacatrue

    Smiling at Shannon's joke, but, at the same time, countries really are allowed to have different moral standards. Just because someone in Norway thinks blowjob jokes are great to advertise national chains, it doesn't mean I have to think so. If I were to go to Indonesia, I'd try to remember not to use my left hand to pass things to Muslim friends, not just go, “bah! in Europe, no one cares about the left hand. You're all a bunch of idiots.”

  • Leonidas


    I'm a Republican but not of the religious right, so I really don't care what he does in bed or with whom.