Remember Mark Sanford, the Republican governor of South Carolina who disappeared for a week from the governor's mansion and told reporters he was hiking the Appalachian trail before admitting he was in Argentina the whole time, discussing the health of South Carolina's private sector — particularly the private sector in his pants — with a special lady friend?
And he's planning to run for the Congressional seat he held nearly a decade ago, as a replacement for Tim Scott, who is being elevated by Gov. Nikki Haley to take Jim DeMint's Senate seat.
That leads us to a game I call: South Carolina Politics or Rejected Sitcom Pilot?
Tags: Jenny Sanford, Mark Sanford, South Carolina
South Carolina's Casual Racism and Wanton Sex Comes Through in the Clutch to Save Jon from Helen Thomas
I remember one time back a few years ago, when my life wasn't going quite as well as it is now, I was unemployed, drinking a lot, unable to muster the energy to pull myself out of a spiral of self-destruction. And one day, there was a knock on my door. It was South Carolina. It put its arm around me and told me that the Jews have a controlling interest in all the circus animals and that I could look it up online if I didn't believe it. Then, after tell me I was blind if I couldn't see the implications, two of its Baptist preachers touched each other's taints. That was all I needed. I wrote up my resume that very day and two months later, I had a job as Dean of the local university (a job which I later lost after it was revealed that I still didn't have a college degree).
Anyway, I'll never forget that. And now South Carolina's back to lend another helping hand in our country's time of need…
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Tags: Andre Bauer, Barack Obama, Helen Thomas, India, Israel, Jewish, Jon Stewart, LGBT, Mark Sanford, Palestine, Primaries, Racism, Sex, South Carolina, Tea Party, The Daily Show, White House, Will Folks
What kind of man insists on deleting the "I promise to be true to you" bit from his wedding vows? The same kind of man who gets elected governor of South Carolina, of course…
South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford recalls how she made the "leap of faith" to marry husband Gov. Mark Sanford even though the groom refused to promise to be faithful, insisting that the clause be removed from their wedding vows.
"It bothered me to some extent, but … we were very young, we were in love," she said in an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters to air on "20/20" Friday.
Ahgghhhhhh! That's not even the worst part…
Sanford said her husband gave her less than romantic gifts for her birthday.
"He drew me a picture of a half a bike, and then for the next birthday or Christmas I got the picture of the other half a bike, and then he delivered the $25 used bike," she recalled.
For another birthday, Mark Sanford gave her a diamond necklace, which she adored, but then he took it back.
And with that, gentlemen, the bar is officially lowered. In fact, I think it's flat on the ground.
You're gonna look like George Clooney times Denzel Washington plus Dr. McDreamy to the Brad Pitt power this February 14th.
Tags: Mark Sanford, South Carolina
Colbert makes some excellent points here. Really! Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer is right! What has the poor ever done for us? It's not like they're poor because they gave us all their money.
No, they're poor because they gave rich people all their money. I'm not rich. Why should I care?
That's what you call some flawless logic right there.
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Tags: Andre Bauer, Christianity, Mark Sanford, Religion, Republicans, South Carolina, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report
So Indecision asked me to write a list of women who have had infamous sexual relationships with political figures.
“Oh, like political mistresses?" I asked.
“No. More like Secret Girlfriends,” they replied.
“Secret Girlfriends? What? Why would you call them that?”
“Oh, no reason.”
#7 – William Rufus King
Senator from Alabama, Vice President under Franklin Pierce, and according to some, President James Buchanan’s lover. “Where’s my proof,” you ask? To which I reply, “Proof? Really? This is the internet.” In any event, Buchanan was our nation’s only bachelor President and he did live with King for quite some time. Need more? Well, apparently Andrew Jackson used to refer to King as “Miss Nancy.” So there’s that. Although I must confess that even in the 1800’s “Miss Nancy” seems like a pretty weak slam on a guy you’re trying to paint as gay. Is that really the best Old Hickory could do? More like “Old Dickory,” amirite? See what I mean?
Tags: Eliot Spitzer, James Buchanan, John Edwards, John Kennedy, Mark Sanford, Monica Lewinsky, Rielle Hunter