Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2010 GOP HOPEFUL GOES SOUTH OF THE BORDER

In yet another installment of the soap opera "Housewives of the GOP," Republican Governor goes missing for four days, claiming to be hiking on the Appalachian Trail, in order to "get away and clear his mind." An emotional Sanford, who spoke about "God's law" several times in his press conference today, said he needed a break from his job after what he called an "exhausting" battle against President Obama's stimulus bill.
Truth now out, the Governor was actually in Argentina to see his mistress, a woman named Maria, whom he had seen for quite some time, much to the surprise of his wife and children. Sanford has admitted to the affair publically, and a series of e-mails he had sent to his concubine has exploded in today's media. Needless to say, Sanford was yet another example of a hypocritical "religious" conservative who consistently ran on a platform of family values.
But the news isn't entirely about the marital cheating, as this is old hat around the political world. What ignited national curiosity was that Sanford's security agents were unaware of his whereabouts and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer -- who would be in charge in the governor's absence -- said he didn't even know Sanford was going away. Added to this, he failed to notify the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, which is the protocol. Curious behaviors indeed for a Republican star on the rise, and the current chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Questions still remain: Did he use state funds to travel to see this woman in the past, and did he use state funds to entertain her during the affair?
Of course this is the second such scandal to rock the GOP this month. Earlier this month, Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., admitted to an affair with a campaign staffer and resigned as leader of the Republican Policy Committee.

4 comments:

Papa Giorgio, M.A.T.S. said...

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Its a shame these guys can't keep it in their pants. I was listening to Prager and he was making some points -- not that they are either here nor there -- He mentioned that in his minds eye Carter and Nixon were horrible presidents but were faithful to their wives. JFK in his minds eye was a great Pres, but was the most unfaithful.

I look forward to your input on this gem of a thought.

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Papa Giorgio, M.A.T.S. said...

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Mitt is automatically in the running now.

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Kim said...

Carter was horrible, but Nixon? A foreign affair semi-genius. His work with (on) China alone should vault him over Carter.

I have been watching Sanford for a little while, and he seemed to be candidate worthy, then a self emplosion.

Kennedy and Clinton were just arrogant and selfish. Of course, Clinton never really married out of love, did he? She was the smartest one in the room, and could help him.

Sanford....Why would he throw it all away? And to do so in one last minute bizarre event, he goes south out of a compulsion. What on earth did he think would happen? He could leave the country and come back in cognito? He would come back with a new girlfriend?
Who was this woman...friggin' Evita???

Mitt / Newt? Strange bedfellows, but why not? I think for Obama to be defeated, it will have to come from someone right of Atilla the hun. Centrists need not apply.

Papa Giorgio, M.A.T.S. said...

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Even not calling the Lt. Gov and even saying, "Hey, I have some personal business to take care of, can you cover for 5-days." When a compulsion drives a man to do that, such a dangerous disregard of his job, I am glad he is not in higher office. The "bust" I think was the best thing for our country... as much as it hurts the proverbial Party.

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