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South Carolina GOP Souring on Sanford

Posted on Jul 1, 2009
Mark Sanford

Despite Gov. Mark Sanford’s public mea culpas and hopeful Scriptural references, it seems that several prominent figures from South Carolina’s Republican ranks are putting the heat on him to devote himself fully to his family—and we all know what that political parlance means.


South Carolina Republican Party Chairwoman Karen Floyd seemed to suggest Wednesday that the time had come for GOP Gov. Mark Sanford to consider resigning from office.

“For the past two days, I have been speaking with Republican leaders across South Carolina,” she said in a statement. “There is clearly a growing view that the time may have come for Governor Sanford to remove himself and his family from the limelight, so that he can devote his efforts full-time to repairing the damage in his personal life.”

The statement comes on the same day as a growing number of GOP state senators called for Sanford to step down.

... Sanford and his staff have said repeatedly this week that he will not resign.

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By philosopher12, July 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm Link to this comment

Governor Sanford should be made to resign and the politicians that support him, I think should resign with him! This is a Moral issue. The time has come to let these politicians know! This type of behavior will not be tolarated….......

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By fer-rill, July 5, 2009 at 5:54 am Link to this comment
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Has Mrs. Sanford already received the HIV, Herpes and other STD test results that surely she was tested for-intelligent woman that she is?  If not she may want to re-think this quick forgiveness stance.
Really think women are not looking at the realy possibilty that a cheating husband brings more than a broken heart and wounded ego-HIV-AIDS is a real pandemic in Jenny Sanford’s ae range-

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By Blackspeare, July 2, 2009 at 9:28 am Link to this comment

You don’t believe this was his first try at infidelity do you??  His is no doubt a serial lover boy.  Personally, I have nothing against extra-marital affairs, but in the US of A, please don’t get caught.  What I want to know is——he traveled almost 5000 miles to see his mistress——how good could she be??!!

Personally, my travel limit for affairs of the heart is 25 miles.

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By Leefeller, July 2, 2009 at 5:35 am Link to this comment

Yes, a most important issue in the grand scheme of things.

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By boggs, July 2, 2009 at 5:28 am Link to this comment

It might be sound thinking to have a govenor who is not morally corrupt and one who is on the job and not on a global sex juncket. I mean, really, doesn’t he need to be available to the state?

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By dihey, July 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm Link to this comment

Our country is experiencing two pandemics: Jacksonitis and Sanforditis. Apparently there are no vaccines available yet.

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By Leefeller, July 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm Link to this comment

“and we all know what that means in political parlance”

He never had sex with that women?

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By hippie4ever, July 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm Link to this comment

I could have done with fewer mea culpas from this jackass; I think that was his gravest political error. Denying his affair would have been ludicrous since a reporter met him at the airport. A brief statement and a private seclusion with family might have redeemed this cad; but now it’s too late & let’s face it, he’s no poster boy for family values now, is he? And like LimpBurg he just can’t keep his mouth shut!

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By freedom loving american, July 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm Link to this comment

Well Duh, he is a repuke and he said he was sorry.  He should have done like gingerich, loonbaugh, delay, lay, craig, vetter and thousands of other repukes when caught, deny;lie; then blame the press for daring to report a tiny little bit of the truth.

But to admit a wrong, that is unforgivable to any scum filled hate filled un-american repuke…

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By SteveL, July 1, 2009 at 2:35 pm Link to this comment

The Sex is not the problem.  The problem is he flew all over the world and the country on the taxpayers dime for it

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