Sanford: I feel like Jimmy Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life”

posted at 9:40 pm on June 29, 2009 by Allahpundit

Yeah. Remember the end of that movie, where George sneaks away from the Christmas festivities to shtup his Argentine mistress on the back porch?

Also, evidently God himself wants Sanford to remain in office lest it deprive us of important lessons about pride or something.

Dude. It’s time. Click the image to watch.

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Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Star20 on June 29, 2009 at 9:51 PM

Puts down stone…………..

……….. walks away.

Seven Percent Solution on June 29, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Before I judge a man, I walk a mile in his shoes. Then when I’m a mile away, I judge him, I have his shoes, and I’m a mile away. It’s a win win situation.

alliebobbitt on June 30, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Yeah. Remember the end of that movie, where George sneaks away from the Christmas festivities to shtup his Argentine mistress on the back porch?

Brownchicken-browncow.

juanito on June 30, 2009 at 12:46 AM

Can someone remind me who played the part of “the mistress” in “It’s A Wonderful Life”? I can’t quite place her. I want to say Glenn Close. Or was it Sharon Stone?

Fed45 on June 30, 2009 at 1:32 AM

Sanford: Go, jackass!

therightwinger on June 30, 2009 at 3:32 AM

Can someone remind me who played the part of “the mistress” in “It’s A Wonderful Life”? I can’t quite place her. I want to say Glenn Close. Or was it Sharon Stone?

Fed45 on June 30, 2009 at 1:32 AM

Olivia DeHavilland

Jeff from WI on June 30, 2009 at 6:17 AM

Can someone remind me who played the part of “the mistress” in “It’s A Wonderful Life”? I can’t quite place her. I want to say Glenn Close. Or was it Sharon Stone?

Fed45 on June 30, 2009 at 1:32 AM

If your question is serious, and you mean the “floozy” who returned George’s $$ that he gave her so she could make a new start in another town, it’s Gloria Graham.

If the question was tongue-in-cheek, well, then – I got nothing.

Lurking Vet on June 30, 2009 at 6:46 AM

I disagree, sanford should Not resign. Especially over an affair. Dems are over their heads in corruption they never resign. We should stop being so willing to forcing republicans to resign who “embarrass” us.

val647 on June 30, 2009 at 6:47 AM

alliebobbitt on June 30, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Before I judge a man, I walk a mile in his shoes. Then when I’m a mile away, I judge him, I have his shoes, and I’m a mile away. It’s a win win situation.

LOL!!!! Thanks for the morning laugh – I never heard that before. It’s high-larious.

Lurking Vet on June 30, 2009 at 6:48 AM

Run his wife for office. Who cares if she’s qualified, she’s sure to pick up a few woman pity votes.

Jeff from WI on June 30, 2009 at 6:53 AM

Remember the end of that movie, where George sneaks away from the Christmas festivities to shtup his Argentine mistress on the back porch?

That must be on the DVD outakes.

vcferlita on June 30, 2009 at 7:04 AM

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Star20 on June 29, 2009 at 9:51 PM

The #1 most misused verse of the bible.

shick on June 30, 2009 at 7:07 AM

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Star20 on June 29, 2009 at 9:51 PM

The #1 most misused verse of the bible.

shick on June 30, 2009 at 7:07 AM

Wow, Iranians must really be saints!

Jeff from WI on June 30, 2009 at 7:11 AM

“…but you’re the head of a very public state…”

Is there a school where young reporters learn to ask simple questions in the stupidest manner possible?

Jaibones on June 30, 2009 at 7:18 AM

PS Allah, you obviously haven’t seen outtakes from the original filming of “It’s a Wonderful Life”. In the first cut, the bridge tender was a hot Argentine yummy, and after our man gets fished out of the freezing river, with his clothes drying by the stove, he throws the angel out and does her right there in the bridgehouse. Incredibly hot.

They apparently decided it was too cliché and cut it.

Jaibones on June 30, 2009 at 7:22 AM

And for the trifecta: It must be weird when you have this image of yourself and this persona you’ve created, and you’re still in that persona even though everyone else around you knows you’ve destroyed it.

So now you’re playing the deeply Christian, austere conservative Governor, and viewer is laughing and going “Dude, I wonder how hot his girlfriend in Argentina is?”. Total disconnect. It’s time.

Jaibones on June 30, 2009 at 7:26 AM

I don’t think he should resign because that would make it worse for Republicans. But I never liked this guy before this mess and clearly, he is a puke. George Bailey took the blame for his uncle’s loss of the money and was trying to save his family and his shareholders. This guy is like Obama, clearly a narcissist. He should really just SHUT UP and not speak of anything but details of public law making and administration. And anyone who uses the term “to be completely honest” is always a liar.

georgealbert on June 30, 2009 at 7:57 AM

Gosh it’s like when they made The Scarlet Letter with Demi Moore and she and Gary Oldman ended up getting together at the end and it was so cool that they gave that tired old morality play a happy modern hip ending.

Gack. Go away.

And re: throwing stones, who’s throwing stones? I don’t want him dead. I just want this proven-dishonest, unreliable, derelict-in-his-duties employee to quit or be fired.

inviolet on June 30, 2009 at 8:03 AM

Remember the end of that movie, where George sneaks away from the Christmas festivities to shtup his Argentine mistress on the back porch?

I’m not convinced, in this post-Clinton/Vitter/McGreevey/Spitzer era that Sanford should resign. After all, this was just your garden-variety affair not sex with an intern, whore, or dude…..

That being said, Sanford isn’t helping his case by making such stupid comments.

highhopes on June 30, 2009 at 8:06 AM

The #1 most misused verse of the bible.
shick on June 30, 2009 at 7:07 AM

Indeed. Not surprisingly, it’s the only one some people know.

Akzed on June 30, 2009 at 8:47 AM

Slightly OT, but…
Could someone tell me how the mistress earned her living? I mean, really, was he sending her money so she could work on her tan line?

BitterClinger on June 30, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Mark Sanford feels like Jimmy Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life?”

Good for you, Mark. Now jump off that bridge.

Well-Armed Lamb on June 30, 2009 at 9:08 AM

Mark Sanford…This is God speaking…resign NOW!

Jeff from WI on June 30, 2009 at 9:27 AM

It’s only about sex…It’s only about sex…It’s only about sex…If it works for them why shouldn’t we? That’s why they won. You have to street fight a street fighter.

Mr. Grump on June 30, 2009 at 9:29 AM

He’s be OK if he can just get a hold of a stained blue dress.

Jeff from WI on June 30, 2009 at 9:34 AM

ooopppss..lol…He’ll

Jeff from WI on June 30, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Mark Sanford feels like Jimmy Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life?”

Good for you, Mark. Now jump off that bridge.

Well-Armed Lamb on June 30, 2009 at 9:08 AM

lol

Jeff from WI on June 30, 2009 at 9:42 AM

It may not be fair that democrats caught screwing around or other unethical things remain in office while republicans are expected to resign but we are supposed to stand up for family values and morality. Democrats don’t have any personal moral values they need to live up to. Their morals involve having you take care of the poor and saving the environment by requiring something of you. For me I’ll take the upright moral candidate every time and when he falls short, kick him out. I’m not saying our candidates have to be perfect but if their wives can’t trust them, we can’t. Maybe that’s why when the republicans were in power they spent like democrats and some behaved like Clinton, Spitzer, Edwards, Kennedy, Dodd,Frank,Jefferson,and Rangel.

evensteven on June 30, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Gosh it’s like when they made The Scarlet Letter with Demi Moore and she and Gary Oldman ended up getting together at the end and it was so cool that they gave that tired old morality play a happy modern hip ending.

Gack. Go away.

And re: throwing stones, who’s throwing stones? I don’t want him dead. I just want this proven-dishonest, unreliable, derelict-in-his-duties employee to quit or be fired.

inviolet on June 30, 2009 at 8:03 AM

AMEN

funky chicken on June 30, 2009 at 10:06 AM

“And re: throwing stones, who’s throwing stones?”

I give up, who’s throwing stones? My understanding was that Mrs. Sanford discovered the ADULTERY last January and demanded he end it. I think that was a break the cheating S.O.B didn’t deserve. (I would be easy to find if my wife ever thought I was cheating. I would be the guy walking down the street carrying his private parts in a “zip-lock” bag.) But to then rub Mrs. Sanford’s nose in his ADULTERY and ask permission to continue? HE SHOULD RESIGN BECAUSE HE’S AN IDIOT!

oldleprechaun on June 30, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Mark Foley Sanford needs to resign.

You’re forgiven for boinking the Argentinian hussy already. You’re forgiven, you’re forgiven, you’re forgiven. Feel better now?

Now resign, you lying sociopath.

spmat on June 30, 2009 at 10:22 AM

I disagree, sanford should Not resign. Especially over an affair. Dems are over their heads in corruption they never resign. We should stop being so willing to forcing republicans to resign who “embarrass” us.

He should resign, especially over an affair. Adultery is the ultimate betrayal. Adulterers are liars, not only to their spouses, but to God. Anyone who will lie about something that important will lie about anything.
We should not emulate the Democrats. They are unprincipled and immoral. Sanford didn’t embarrass us, he betrayed us. Not punishing those who betray us has saddled us with the kakistocracy we’re struggling under now.

single stack on June 30, 2009 at 10:32 AM

So, the dirt bag competition continues.

mizflame98 on June 30, 2009 at 10:48 AM

I think he should resign and made to leave the state and have to move to California.

Jeff from WI on June 30, 2009 at 10:52 AM

What a bunch of naive twits these Sanford-haters are.
I’m sick and tired of Republicans falling on their steak knives, while Jefferson stuffs his freezer, while Feinstein hooks huby up with sweet military contracts, while Spitzer-the-Untouchable hires prostitutes, while Charlie R gets his name on college buildings, while Geithner, Daschle and Sebelius evade taxes, while Bill Richardson pays-to-play, while JJJr buys himself a senate seat, while ACORN commits fraud and the BPs intimidate voters, while Reid make desert land deals, while Murtha lives up to his dishonest, corrupt reputation, and for frackin sake…while Blago’s wife gets hero status on a reality show.

feel free to add on..

MechEng5by5 on June 30, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Mark Sanford deserves his own reality TV show.

PunditFight on June 30, 2009 at 12:48 PM

And let me add:
“The most consistent data on infidelity come from the General Social Survey, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and based at the University of Chicago, which has used a national representative sample to track the opinions and social behaviors of Americans since 1972. The survey data show that in any given year, about 10 percent of married people — 12 percent of men and 7 percent of women — say they have had sex outside their marriage.”

however:

“But detailed analysis of the data from 1991 to 2006, to be presented next month by Dr. Atkins at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference in Orlando, show some surprising shifts. University of Washington researchers have found that the lifetime rate of infidelity for men over 60 increased to 28 percent in 2006, up from 20 percent in 1991. For women over 60, the increase is more striking: to 15 percent, up from 5 percent in 1991.

The researchers also see big changes in relatively new marriages. About 20 percent of men and 15 percent of women under 35 say they have ever been unfaithful, up from about 15 and 12 percent respectively.”
- http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/health/28well.html

So about one to three out of every ten commentors ripping Sanford should maybe stop throwing stones in the greenhouse.

MechEng5by5 on June 30, 2009 at 1:14 PM

What a bunch of annoying, self-righteous, judgmental prudes.

“I can’t stand it. Makes me want to scream and claw my face!” /Patsy Cline

No wonder the GOP is dead.

My understanding was that Mrs. Sanford discovered the ADULTERY last January and demanded he end it. I think that was a break the cheating S.O.B didn’t deserve.

I know many wives who’ve understood their husband’s infidelity, and forgiven them, since they weren’t having sex with their husbands themselves. Who knows what went on in the Sanford marriage.

What a bunch of naive twits these Sanford-haters are.
MechEng5by5 on June 30, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Indeed. They need to grow up ASAP.

I would vote for Sanford in ’12. He would be one more in a long line of adulterous presidents — Washington and Jefferson being two of our greatest. Not gonna happen with this crowd.

Rae on June 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Also, evidently God himself wants Sanford to remain in office lest it deprive us of important lessons about pride or something.

Allah, you want to take shots at Sanford, that’s legitimate, but to include God in this is the worst kind of smear. God has nothing to do with Sanford’s obfuscating, and blinkered ignorance of all things biblical. Take your cheap shots somewhere else.

The man obviously has issues with honesty, integrity, and faithfulness. Thus, he’s certainly a worthy candidate for contempt, but not God. I think you’re letting your atheism color your commentary in this one.

Besides, what do you care, as an atheist your motto should be, “Hey, if it floats his boat, why not? Whom am I to judge? Live and let live.” If the people of South Carolina want him out, then they’ll get him out, but for you to protest his moral shortcomings, coming from an avowed atheist, is laughable.

Joe Pyne on June 30, 2009 at 1:40 PM

http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=75559&catid=2
Sanford: I “Crossed Lines” With Other Women

Columbia (AP) — Governor Mark Sanford has told the Associated Press that he “crossed lines” with women other than Maria Belen Chapur, but never had sex with them.

The announcement comes after Attorney General Henry McMaster said in a Tuesday news release that he requested a preliminary review from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division into the governor’s travel records.

Sanford also told the AP that Chapur is his soul mate, but he will try to fall back in love with his wife, First Lady Jenny Sanford.

fastestslug on June 30, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Indeed. Not surprisingly, it’s the only one some people know.

The only one I know is “Jesus wept”

Fed45 on June 30, 2009 at 4:12 PM

if your question is serious, and you mean the “floozy” who returned George’s $$ that he gave her so she could make a new start in another town, it’s Gloria Graham.

Yea, but she wasn’t George’s mistress. I’m trying to understand Sanford’s comment.

Maybe I’m thinking of “It’s a Wonderful Life 2 – George goes to South America”

Fed45 on June 30, 2009 at 4:16 PM

I feel like Jimmy Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Deaf in one ear? It does seem like he’s having problems listening…

malclave on June 30, 2009 at 6:35 PM

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