Oh Good Jesus LORD, Sanford
By the way, like most Southern right-wing Christians, he hasn't read his Bible, or he'd realize what a poor choice that was anyway. In order to screw around on his wife Abishag, David sent Bathsheba's husband, his captain of the guard, to his death. And got away with it. Only later, David's most beloved son took up against him and got killed. So, I dunno, Sanford might want to pick something else. Solomon would be more helpful. Tch--If Sanford were only smart.
I can see why the got-away-with-it part might appeal to Sanford, who now seems to have taken on an odd God-complex sort of air, like a very guilty man about one step from breakdown trying to act the role of a saint, which somebody in the SC government needs to deflate about, oh, the fuck now.
It's interesting to watch his ongoing self-narration, like he's stepped into a movie in which he's both protagonist and director. It's somewhere between "what are YOU looking at" and "I don't see what the fuss is."
This is a man in an almost psychotically narcissistic state of denial, and I think the only way he's brazening his way through this is that everyone's still trying to pick their jaws up off the floor from watching this. "What balls," we're all thinking, not admiringly, more like the way we reacted to the testimony of Officer Stacey Koon.
So, can the SC legislature do anything? Ah, my ancestors. Such imprecision and such messiness when it comes to law.
A reflection of a world in which gentlemen of property could come to an unwritten understanding.
But that has its own disadvantages.
...we chatted with Alan Tarr, the director of the Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University - Camden, who talked to us about the possibility of impeachment.
According to Tarr, the South Carolina constitution gives “unusually broad” removal powers to the legislature. Not only can the legislature impeach a governor for “serious crimes or serious misconduct in office,” it can also remove a governor in a process called “address” for any “willful neglect of duty” or “other reasonable cause which shall not be sufficient ground of impeachment.”
According to Tarr, a removal by address, which only a handful of state constitutions allow for, “is essentially the same as a no-confidence vote.”
Of course, adds Cook, impeachment and removal takes us out of the realm of the law, strictly speaking. “Because the legislature makes this determination, the outcome is necessarily political.”
By the way, I love the segment of poor, poor Rush Limbaugh getting all disheartened as he speaks of the melodramatic ennui of Sanford. Interesting to see what brings something like "caring" out in this gelatinous, corrosive greasy fascist blob in a golf shirt.
Please, Rush, you're right. You too deserve a rest after fighting the good fight for so long. I know, it's sad to find out we never really loved you. We don't deserve you. You should, like Sanford, only think of yourself. Take some time for you. Call your maid, get a case of Oxycontin, quit your show, go to some little dark room in your gated estate in Florida, swallow all your drugs at the same time and give the fuck up.
Perhaps doing that one good deed will even get you into Heaven.
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