LULU by John Linton Roberson (c) 2012.
I Didn't Write That!
24 June 2009
  "I spent the last five days of my life crying in Argentina."-Gov. Marc Sanford.

Don't cry for him, Carolina. Good Lord, what a drama queen is Gov. Marc Sanford.




Oh, ha, ha, good heavens, it's so lovely. Everyone in the GOP, dropping like flies. Particularly possible presidential candidates.

But this sounds wrong--He's a religious Republican and the affair was with a WOMAN? I'm disappointed.

When I'd heard "Argentina," I was certain he'd tell us of his great love of a particularly enticing and frisky underage capybara.

And what a son of a bitch, making certain that his family and staff would be humiliated before the whole world with the publicity his bullshit excuse caused. If he doesn't resign his governorship, I feel they'll toss him. There's no way this made him any friends. He made everyone around him look like a fool. And he's attacked others for behavior at least as bad.
But if his supporters follow his example, Sanford may not get much sympathy after his confession of an extramarital affair. As a member of the U.S. House, where he served from 1995 to 2001, Sanford was not very forgiving of prospective House Speaker Bob Livingston when it was revealed he'd had an affair. "The bottom line is Livingston lied," Sanford told CNN. "He lied to his wife."
The man is a child. And a laughingstock. Literally, this is what a laughingstock looks like. Better yet, from his look of surprise in the picture taken of him when he got back, I'll bet you anything he had no idea anyone had noticed or cared. I'll bet he thought everyone would capably cover for him. In any event, I absolutely, positively, do not think that, before he returned to America, he had planned to have this press conference. Which would be magnificent stupidity. And of a kind only today's GOP can give us.

But then, I grew up in South Carolina. My father, when I was 11, announced to my family he was divorcing my mother, as it turned out because he'd fallen in love with someone younger and blonder(and, as he later found out, drunker, and it served him right). He then left us during an ice storm. I can't speak for all Southern men, but South Carolina men can often be quite childish. And Sanford is an example.

I wish I could say this is surprising, but the only good governor of SC I remember was Richard Riley, who later was Clinton's secretary of education, and whose attention to education helped make my generation of South Carolinians the precocious smartasses they were.

Other than him, what I remember is demagogues and dilettantes, The latter of which would be Sanford. From Newsweek, which expresses a lack of surprise:

...I suspect that Sanford is only half-politician. He cries in front of a reporter. He protests too much. He can't make basic chit-chat. He'd rather talk about riding a raft as a kid than his latest policy proposal. And he clings, despite the homogenizing influences of our political process, to a stubborn, impractical libertarianism derived, at least in part, from the writings of Ayn Rand. For years, this refusal to compromise, this individuality, served him well politically; Sanford slept on his couch in Washington, got trims at Supercuts (with coupons!), railed against spending and won every election he entered. But no longer. In the real world, you can't refuse $700 million meant for teachers and cops. And you can't run away to South America, unannounced and untraceable, simply because you had a bad day at the office—however much you might think it's your prerogative. Especially if you worked, say, at the White House.
I know it's an easy shot but I don't care: go on, GOP, preach to me about family values and the sanctity of marriage.

And Sanford had the gall to go on & on about "God's law." Oh, shut up you hypocrite, and get off the stage. Make room in government for grownups.
Update: Turns out Sanford's wife threw him out two entire weeks ago. Also: I'd remind everyone that this affair has been going on a long, long time, but only this past February, Sanford rather pointedly criticized Rush Limbaugh and never apologized.

And it's pretty clear that Sanford only admitted it because he knew he was about to get revealed anyway, like Ensign. One might infer this is what happens to those who fail to apologize to Fatboy McFascist.

Just sayin'...
Just the same, I cannot stop going hee hee hee.

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