Tuesday, June 30, 2009

GOP Should Sink Sanford

The Republican Party needs to get South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford to resign immediately and disappear to a remote island south of the equator and stay there for five years. People thought he should quit before today's meltdown on several fronts that is painful to watch and starting to inflict damage that won’t be forgotten a in few days. The notion of having to repay taxpayers for trip expenses last year inflicted a serious enough blow to his credibility, but he has now lowered an already precariously low riding ship by having to contradict earlier statements regarding the number of times he has seen mistress Maria Belen Chapur, including having to admit that he saw her in the United States. The guy has cemented that he is a liar on top of the sheer dereliction of duty in disappearing without emergency contact information or proper delegation of authority in his absence.

Worse, now Sanford is broadcasting his cluelessness by making statements that fly in the face of common sense. After claiming he wants to save his marriage, he tells the press that he has "crossed the line" with a number of women in addition to his mistress. Without getting into whatever line was crossed (he claims it was not sex – that sounds familiar), now the wife has to contend with the fact that transgressions occurred with a collection of women, not just one. Regarding Chapur, he declared, "This was a whole lot more than a simple affair. This was a love story."

Way to make the wife feel terrific, Mark. Why not make her watch the video? Incredibly, Sanford did continue with something as damaging by telling the press, God, and everybody that while Chapur is his soul mate, he is trying to fall back in love with his wife.


I don’t see how any marriage could sustain the damage he just inflicted with that one, sadistic line, the kind of statement made by a sociopath indifferent to the suffering it inflicts, even on the mother of his children. He does not deserve her. If I were Jenny Sanford, I would hire the kind of attorney that buys meat from the slaughter house before it’s dead, the ice-veined vampire lawyer with the beady red eyes. She should deep six this piece of shit. The GOP would be wise to do the same and soon.


Blogger The Navigator said...

If declaring that another woman IS his soul mate while he has to "try" to love his wife reflects Sanford's way of working on his marriage, it's over.

While they are rich as Moses, I have to feel sorry for his children. This has to hurt.

The damage is political as well as personal. These statements will disgust most of the public in ways similar to x4mr's reaction.

Disgusting. He's toast, because after this, what little Republican support he had has probably left the building.

6/30/2009 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy's outta control.

By referring to Chapur as his soul mate, he is making it clear who he wants to be with.

He's become a farce.

6/30/2009 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republican family values at their finest.

6/30/2009 7:30 PM  
Blogger TexPatriate said...


Spitzer. Craig. Ensign. Sanford.

geesh. Believe me, the Republican Party doesn't want them as the face of the party any more than anyone else does.

I am simply nauseous with the lack of judgment on each of their respective parts (and I don't use the term "parts" lightly).

They are -- all four of them -- the Horsemen spoken of at the Apocalypse. And I, for one, hope that Jenny Sanford is the Angel of Divorce in the latest scandal. Good on her for NOT standing up beside the latest piece of crap to conveniently ignore his marriage vows.

Just disgusting.

(And don't get me started on Bernie Madoff -- yeah, I know he wasn't elected or anything, but he's on my total s**t list as well. 150 years in Club Fed was way too good for him. It should have been 150 years weeding some poor old lady's garden.)

6/30/2009 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sanford's disintegation is interesting in that nothing has risen up to prevent it.

The Republicans have no leadership. Nothing is in place to reel in the fireworks.

6/30/2009 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Another Anon said...

Jenny Sanford needs to give this guy the boot.

6/30/2009 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

time to take out the trash

7/01/2009 3:42 AM  
Anonymous Observer said...

I would hire the kind of attorney that buys meat from the slaughter house before it's dead...

Quintessential x4mr.

7/01/2009 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Observer said...

Sorry, hit the button too soon.

As expected, the calls for his resignation have escalated significantly since yesterday. Delay only adds to the damage. He needs to go now, Now, NOW.

7/01/2009 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The GOP has basically polled that affairs are more easily accepted if you are in love, were having private marital problems, that you show remorse, and that you claim that jesus will help you.

7/01/2009 4:00 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

Don't forget John Edwards.

Apparently, it is also okay to have an affair while your wife's cancer is in remission.

Never marry a man who is prettier than you are.

That explains Edwards but I'll be hanged if I can figure out what is so appealing about Sanford.

7/02/2009 7:49 AM  

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