Oh, my: Mark Sanford caught trespassing at his ex-wife’s home in February?

posted at 9:21 pm on April 16, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Remember how some Republicans have expressed concern about what past experience tells us is the distinct possibility of Mark Sanford’s campaign imploding on itself?

Shaking my head. So much.

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford must appear in court two days after running for a vacant congressional seat to answer a complaint that he trespassed at his ex-wife’s home, according to court documents acquired by The Associated Press on Tuesday.The complaint says Jenny Sanford confronted Sanford leaving her Sullivans Island home on Feb. 3 by a rear door, using his cell phone for a flashlight. Her attorney filed the complaint the next day and Jenny Sanford confirmed Tuesday the documents are authentic.

The couple’s 2010 divorce settlement says neither may enter the other’s home without permission. Mark Sanford lives about a 20-minute drive away in downtown Charleston.

Pro tip: When you are about to run in a special election in which you are trying to stage a recovery from a mind-boggling display of poor judgment, avoid further displays of poor judgment at all costs.

We already knew that the Colbert Busch camp was going to be hammering Team Sanford on everything that was wrong with the “Appalachian Trail”-governorship debacle, but something like this might provide further ammunition for that line of attack. The incident happened after he consulted on his campaign with his ex-wife in January, but before the primary and then the runoff at the beginning of April — I can’t even begin to speculate about what possible excuse Sanford might have for having been there, but I think it’s safe to say they were hoping this wouldn’t become public. No comment from Team Sanford yet.


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Smart enough for Congress, dumb enough for jail.

Limerick on April 16, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I hope we don’t lose this seat, because of this asswipe.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM

He was just returning the pressure cooker that he borrowed to cook dinner.

Lily on April 16, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Akin 2.0.

Rational Thought on April 16, 2013 at 9:27 PM

He found his SOUL MATE! The heart cannot be guided by your “good judgement” and “moral behavior” business.

Fly, silly, willy hearts! Fly!

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

omg
Can we trade him?

ORconservative on April 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Come on… I hope we don’t lose this seat because this guy implodes.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I want to find someone who voted for Sanford in the primary so I can have explained to me what thought process (if any) lead them to think this was the best man to represent them and make laws for the rest of us in the United States Congress.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Besides, a man has a right to his toothbrush.

Axe on April 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM

What the heck is wrong with SC? First Lindsey Grahmnesty now this dirtbag.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Come on… I hope we don’t lose this seat because this guy implodes.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Losing might not be so bad. Lose a seat that doesn’t affect the balance of power now then find someone, anyone, with a functioning brain in their head to run and pick it back up in 2014.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Once a worthless POS – always a worthless POS.

Pork-Chop on April 16, 2013 at 9:31 PM

I want to find someone who voted for Sanford in the primary so I can have explained to me what thought process (if any) lead them to think this was the best man to represent them and make laws for the rest of us in the United States Congress.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

To be fair the other guy was even more corrupt, if that’s even possible.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

SC has open primaries. I bet the Obama’s college transcripts that many Dems voted for this guy so he can make a fool of the rest of us.

b1jetmech on April 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Jeez. The guy is trying to give the seat to the Democrats.

rbj on April 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

The complaint says Jenny Sanford confronted Sanford leaving her Sullivans Island home on Feb. 3 by a rear door, using his cell phone for a flashlight.

creepy
you South Carolinians are really strange birds:
Lindsay Graham and Mark Sanford, ewwwwwww!

paulsur on April 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

The complaint says Jenny Sanford confronted Sanford leaving her Sullivans Island home on Feb. 3 by a rear door, using his cell phone for a flashlight. Her attorney filed the complaint the next day and Jenny Sanford confirmed Tuesday the documents are authentic.

So, what was he doing there in the first place? Leaving aside the political angle, I can think of no good reason why an ex is sneaking out of the other’s home. Creepy and why I was rooting for ABS.

Happy Nomad on April 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Losing might not be so bad. Lose a seat that doesn’t affect the balance of power now then find someone, anyone, with a functioning brain in their head to run and pick it back up in 2014.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Last thing we need is to elect another flaming liberal zealot.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM

NB4 those “ZOMG UR NON-SOUTH CAROLINIANS CAN JUST STFU RIGHT NOW HOW DARE U JUDGE OUR CANDIDATE HURBLE DURBLE DURRR SANFORD 4 LYFE” clowncars.

They’ll be here, eventually.

Jeddite on April 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I wonder if Karl Rove is throwing money to this guy?

b1jetmech on April 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Can we just be done with this clown already? Hey, establishment D-bags, how ’bout you Repubes start supporting real, conservative, grass-roots candidates…maybe some that aren’t trying to hide a cemetery full of skeletons in their closets, and a permanent kick-me sign attached to their backs, mmmkay?

And to all you Todd Akinses out there, yeah, I’m thinkin’ politics just isn’t your gig.

Meople on April 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM

I mean if the terms were you can’t go without permission, you have a cell phone (which he is said to have used as a flashlight) why not just call from the curb and ask to come up to the door?

Limerick on April 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM

********* Self-Destructo Man *********!!

*********** Self-Sabotagey ***********!!

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM

At this point, what difference does it make?

LegendHasIt on April 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

PPP will come out with a poll in about a week that says Sanford is up 1 in a bogus R+15 sample to make sure he doesn’t do anything crazy like withdraw his candidacy. It worked with Akin.

Wigglesworth on April 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

They don’t read bills. Why would they read restraining orders?

wolly4321 on April 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Has Erick Erickson forgiven him yet?

Mark1971 on April 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Retread….and in this case a well known damaged retread.

William Eaton on April 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Jenny Sanford confirms story to CNN. “Those documents are legit and I understood they were to have remained part of the sealed divorce docs”

Sealed divorce docs making their way into the loving arms of the media? I am shocked.

msmveritas on April 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM

How do these flakes and halfwits keep winning GOP primaries? It’s an embarrassment. The party has become a freak show.

Mark1971 on April 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM

“I was text walking and mistakenly walked into the yard.”

Limerick on April 16, 2013 at 9:39 PM

The complaint says Jenny Sanford confronted Sanford leaving her Sullivans Island home on Feb. 3 by a rear door, using his cell phone for a flashlight.

There’s an app for that.

steebo77 on April 16, 2013 at 9:39 PM

omg
Can we trade him?

ORconservative on April 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Or can we trade in the people who let him be on the the ballet in the first place. One has to wonder if after they took his check to file on the Republican ticket they sent the money to the SC democratic party.

tjexcite on April 16, 2013 at 9:39 PM

B0mber is a flagged word??

NotCoach on April 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Was he aware before the primary that he was going to have to appear in court for this and not tell the voters?

Mark1971 on April 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

We already knew that the Colbert Busch camp was going to be hammering Team Sanford on everything that was wrong with the “Appalachian Trail”-governorship debacle, but something like this might provide further ammunition for that line of attack.
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True Dat Erika,the MSM are goona have a field day,

***War on Woman Meme***,me thinks!!

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

PPP will come out with a poll in about a week that says Sanford is up 1 in a bogus R+15 sample to make sure he doesn’t do anything crazy like withdraw his candidacy. It worked with Akin.

Wigglesworth on April 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Ironically the district is R+16. Sanford won’t lose, barring some major major scandal. And Colbert’s sis is a liberal in the mold of Pelosi, so her chances of winning are zero. And her bro is among the most hated losers in all of SC.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Jenny Sanford confirms story to CNN. “Those documents are legit and I understood they were to have remained part of the sealed divorce docs”

Sealed divorce docs making their way into the loving arms of the media? I am shocked.

msmveritas on April 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM

The Chicago Way.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:41 PM

perfect. i’ll be sure to remind everyone the next time you say, “but he was a great fiscal conservative,” or “i don’t care who he does in private, as long as he votes the right way!”

what he did was worse than weiner. he’s an embarrassment to the party. stop embracing low character losers!

dbilly76 on April 16, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Malignant Narcissism -it’s not just for democrats.

mittens on April 16, 2013 at 9:42 PM

These idiots sure win a lot of contested GOP primaries.

wbcoleman on April 16, 2013 at 9:42 PM

I must accept the obvious. As we all should right now.

Congratulations to Congresswoman-elect Colbert.

Myron Falwell on April 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

WTF is wrong with this man’s head?

ROCnPhilly on April 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

To be fair the other guy was even more corrupt, if that’s even possible.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I refuse to accept that all 16 or however many people in the primary were corrupt as Sanford. Or maybe today’s episode is Sanford playing to his constituents. He exercised bad judgment and lost his political career, or so we thought, and a plurality then a majority of primary voters in the district exercised bad judgment when they voted for him so maybe he figures bad judgment plays well with that electorate and so he decided to do one of the dumbest things he could.

If you’ve got a more logical explanation then I’m all ears.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Pro tip: When you are about to run in a special election in which you are trying to stage a recovery from a mind-boggling display of poor judgment, avoid further displays of poor judgment at all costs.
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Gawd only knows,what he might do next,
I think Sanford needs to be protected
from himself!!

canopfor on April 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

It’s like people forgot he was the SC governor and he fled the country surreptitiously to rendezvous with his mistress while his family and all of South Carolina had no idea where he went.

You lie down with dogs, you get fleas.

Philly on April 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

PPP will come out with a poll in about a week that says Sanford is up 1 in a bogus R+15 sample to make sure he doesn’t do anything crazy like withdraw his candidacy. It worked with Akin.

Wigglesworth on April 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

OH, you KNOW THAT’S coming!

When that kind of rope-a-dope, Dim tactic WORKS, and it HAS, we get insanity in the 8 miserable years like the ones we’re suffering through right now.

The Repubes, at this point, couldn’t win an election as Porky the Pig in an Arkansas town starving of hunger.

Meople on April 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Last thing we need is to elect another flaming liberal zealot.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM

It wouldn’t be all that bad. The Dems would know she’s toast in 2014 so they’re not going to let her go anywhere or do anything, and if she really is a Pelosi clone and lets her crazy flag fly then she will be that much easier to beat next year.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 9:46 PM

what he did was worse than weiner. he’s an embarrassment to the party. stop embracing low character losers!

dbilly76 on April 16, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Weiner sent pictures of his junk to an underage girl and the rest of his social media list. That’s worse.

But if anybody starts in that Sanford is the only electable candidate for the district I will skin them alive.

Happy Nomad on April 16, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Can’t obey a court order, but we’re supposed to trust you to obey an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution?

Same answer I had for Wiener’s rabid supporters.

PXCharon on April 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM

no way i vote for this guy for any office. i vote 3rd part or don’t vote at all.

dbilly76 on April 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM

party*

dbilly76 on April 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I refuse to accept that all 16 or however many people in the primary were corrupt as Sanford. Or maybe today’s episode is Sanford playing to his constituents. He exercised bad judgment and lost his political career, or so we thought, and a plurality then a majority of primary voters in the district exercised bad judgment when they voted for him so maybe he figures bad judgment plays well with that electorate and so he decided to do one of the dumbest things he could.

If you’ve got a more logical explanation then I’m all ears.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

The guy Sanford faced in the runoff had shady business dealings including him paying employees in suitcases of cash, and tax evasion charges, not to mention money laundering. Trust me the other guy was a real scumbag

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:52 PM

SC has open primaries. I bet the Obama’s college transcripts that many Dems voted for this guy so he can make a fool of the rest of us.

b1jetmech on April 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Been thinking of something lately. SC is not going to elect a dem for Sen. in 2014. When prissy Lindsay runs against a (hopefully) decent primary challenger, crossover votes will help him eke out a win—-as the dems know he is the best they will get. And truthfully he has been quite good at being a dem while washing McCain’s balls.

arnold ziffel on April 16, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Any ex can file a complaint and get it heard by a court. We have personal family experience with an ex who just loved to keep the motions going even after the divorce, wanting pre marital assets
used for all sorts of expenses (thank God none of it worked).

I hope this is garbage. Sanford has a younger, beautiful fiancé; his ex is more than likely bitter. A sane person would not waste their time on this stuff.

Has anyone heard her? I have and was not impressed. She sounds a little crazy to me.

Amjean on April 16, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Who could have seen this coming…

This character is just loaded with ‘surprises’, eh.

AUINSC on April 16, 2013 at 9:54 PM

It wouldn’t be all that bad. The Dems would know she’s toast in 2014 so they’re not going to let her go anywhere or do anything, and if she really is a Pelosi clone and lets her crazy flag fly then she will be that much easier to beat next year.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 9:46 PM

That’s insane, I’d vote for Sanford over any Dem even a so called “conservative democrat”

As long as he votes the right way who cares what he did in his personal life. Come on 50%+ marriages end in divorce anyway.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Great, way to go, genius.

Bishop on April 16, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Can’t obey a court order, but we’re supposed to trust you to obey an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution?

Same answer I had for Wiener’s rabid supporters.

PXCharon on April 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Can’t keep your marriage vows but …
Can’t pay your taxes properly but …
Can’t tell the truth in a Congressional investigation but …
Can’t remember what the CIA told you in a briefing but …
Can’t give the same answer to a question two days in a row but …

We could play this game all night.

AesopFan on April 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

He needs to withdraw and let someone else run.

There should be NO tolerance. We need people to put our interests above their own personal ambitions.

Enough with corrupt, lying politicians of every stripe!

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Or can we trade in the people who let him be on the the ballet in the first place. One has to wonder if after they took his check to file on the Republican ticket they sent the money to the SC democratic party.

tjexcite on April 16, 2013 at 9:39 PM

This is the same state where a majority of Dem voters nominated ALVIN GREENE to run against Jim DeMint back in 2010.

Let me repeat that.

A majority of Dem voters in South Carolina nominated ALVIN GREENE to run against Jim DeMint.

Mark Sanford may in fact be the least of South Carolina’s problems.

Myron Falwell on April 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM

He needs to withdraw and let someone else run.

There should be NO tolerance. We need people to put our interests above their own personal ambitions.

Enough with corrupt, lying politicians of every stripe!

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

this is correct. The left will be focused on another War on Women person, Tim Corbett PA guv…he’s very vulnerable and will be attacked viciously for a stupid remark. He needs to not run, and get an R who has a chance

r keller on April 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Jeez. The guy is trying to give the seat to the Democrats.

rbj on April 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I actually hope Colbert’s sister beats him so we can be rid of this dirtbag.

bw222 on April 16, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Hey Sanford, you aren’t above the law just because you are some two bit wanna-bee official.

Its not like you are a Fire Marshall or even a Peace Officer. You are one of those little people that has to obey the law or else.

SparkPlug on April 16, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Myron Falwell on April 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I think re-electing Miss Lucy to the Senate was far dumber than nominating Alvin Greene.

bw222 on April 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM

How does anyone know he wasn’t there to see his kids? You really think that his wife was who he was there to see after publicly stating that he is dating the woman he was having an affair with?

ArkyDore on April 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM

It’s not a Senate seat, so I can laugh. And I am LOL.

Jaibones on April 16, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Sealed divorce docs making their way into the loving arms of the media? I am shocked.

msmveritas on April 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM

You mean like Barack Obama did to the former Mr. and Mrs. Ryan in Illinois?

SouthernGent on April 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I can’t believe he was unaware that Democrats hold the monopoly on being elected/reelected while defying court orders and being felons.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM

ArkyDore on April 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM

I have no idea what he was there to do but he was doing it without benefit of light fixtures installed in the house for that purpose.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

SC has open primaries. I bet the Obama’s college transcripts that many Dems voted for this guy so he can make a fool of the rest of us.

b1jetmech on April 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I can’t find any conservatives who voted for him — and I’ve talked to quite a few.

Pythagoras on April 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Don’t his supporters feel like assessed? Hee-hawn. Any chance for a recall or substitution? Please???

AH_C on April 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I trust SouthernGent’s South Carolinian instincts, he’ll know what’s up. And while we are bemoaning this latest particularity, let’s remember the Louisiana seems to revel in their “interesting” politicians.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Rebuilding the GOP Brand
One restraining order at a time!!

james23 on April 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM

I trust SouthernGent’s South Carolinian instincts, he’ll know what’s up. And while we are bemoaning this latest particularity, let’s remember the Louisiana seems to revel in their “interesting” politicians.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Thank you, Ms. Cindy! However, I was completely surprised that Beaufort County voted for Sanford’s challenger in the primary. I got that totally wrong. I will say, though, that I will be *stunned* if Sanford loses.

SouthernGent on April 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Those republicans certainly have all the answers. I hope it all works out for them. Funny though, they wonder why millions don’t show up to the pols, and why that number will continue to grow.

Only democrat politicians can get away with fraud, adultery, lying under oath, etc. One half of our base have principle.

shar61 on April 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM

So, what was he doing there in the first place? Leaving aside the political angle, I can think of no good reason why an ex is sneaking out of the other’s home.

Happy Nomad on April 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

This was apparently not the first time, per the Associated Press report:

The complaint filed by Jenny Sanford’s lawyer, Deena Smith McRackan, said that Mark Sanford has “entered into a pattern of entering onto plaintiff’s property. Plaintiff has informed defendant on a number of occasions that this behavior is in violation of the court’s order and has demanded that it not occur again.”

In Febuary of 2011, McRackan sent a letter to Mark Sanford telling him not to trespass on Jenny Sanford’s property. A copy of that letter was also sent to the local police, according to court filings.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gRju6Z_wmqQQ2PT0rVSwF1vmaOvg?docId=80c42a1e565b45829a32537903a62674

cam2 on April 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM

…he was doing it without benefit of light fixtures installed in the house for that purpose.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

LOL!

cam2 on April 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Flawed character(s) all.

Sherman1864 on April 16, 2013 at 10:50 PM

You know, some politicians just need to quit, stop, go home. Mr. Sanford is one of them. I don’t know why he behaves the way he does, but, sir, quit, stop, go away. Your behavior hurts everyone on our side of the aisle.

Thank you.

MN J on April 16, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Well, this is what a probably very bitter ex-spouse is accusing him of…

Say, a vengeful ex wouldn’t lure you over for the purpose of making a complaint that trashes your election chances, would she?

/just sayin’

M240H on April 16, 2013 at 10:58 PM

B0mber is a flagged word??

NotCoach on April 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Hey, why not. For some reason, so is v-a-l-i-u-m

katy the mean old lady on April 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

That’s insane, I’d vote for Sanford over any Dem even a so called “conservative democrat”

As long as he votes the right way who cares what he did in his personal life. Come on 50%+ marriages end in divorce anyway.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:55 PM

So, you are cool with a politician defying a court order. You fit well with our current jackasses in power.

katy the mean old lady on April 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

That’s insane, I’d vote for Sanford over any Dem even a so called “conservative democrat”

As long as he votes the right way who cares what he did in his personal life. Come on 50%+ marriages end in divorce anyway.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:55 PM

For a Senate seat? Sure.

For a House seat? It’s not worth having this guy become the face of the Republican party – which he will.

For a House seat that’s in an R+10 district? I wouldn’t just vote for the Democrat, I’d campaign for her.

HitNRun on April 16, 2013 at 11:13 PM

That’s insane, I’d vote for Sanford over any Dem even a so called “conservative democrat”

As long as he votes the right way who cares what he did in his personal life. Come on 50%+ marriages end in divorce anyway.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 16, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Look at what happened to the last guy to hold the seat. Tim Scott is a brilliant rising star in the Republican Party; he’s already parlayed that into a seat in the Senate where his future remains bright to either stay there and rise through the ranks or seek other high offices in the future. Contrast that with the Republican nominee for the seat now. Even if he does win in, Mark Sanford isn’t rising anywhere above that House seat. He has no future at the state or national level, as evidenced by the fact he might yet manage to lose a very safe seat to a flaming liberal.

Let’s play the long game for a second. No matter who wins the special election the Republican nominee will win in 2014. Would you rather that nominee be Sanford or a potential second version of Tim Scott? Finding someone who will vote the right way isn’t hard, I want someone who will do that and will be an effective spokesman for conservative governance with the potential to go somewhere and do something if they’re really really good. If all you want is a conservative rubber stamp with a pulse then Sanford does meet that bare-minimum threshold but the rise of Senator Scott tells me we can do better.

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 11:23 PM

So, you are cool with a politician defying a court order. You fit well with our current jackasses in power.

katy the mean old lady on April 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Who says he violated a court order, you and the former Mrs. Sanford? Pardon me, but I’ll withhold judgement for now.

M240H on April 16, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Sanford can’t possibly lose this seat. If SC Republican voters were dumb enough to send him versus somebody without even a fraction of the baggage, then they’re dumb enough to follow through with electing him.

mintycrys on April 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Sanford can’t possibly lose this seat. If SC Republican voters were dumb enough to send him versus somebody without even a fraction of the baggage, then they’re dumb enough to follow through with electing him.

mintycrys on April 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Buyer’s remorse sucks.

Myron Falwell on April 17, 2013 at 12:05 AM

This was Erick Erickson’s guy – after the affair, even though he tormented decent, competent, conservative candidates in Blue states like Kelly Ayotte. This is why the fake “Tea Party” lost its mojo; its Im so super-real; I’ll give any southern good-ole-boy evangelical the benefit of the doubt; but that moral, wonderful Kelly Ayotte, in a state Obama won twice, DESTROY HER!

swamp_yankee on April 17, 2013 at 12:22 AM

He can always change his party affiliation. It would be better all around. Voters can relate to criminal democrats and conservatives won’t have to express disappointment at his every word.

virgo on April 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Who says he violated a court order, you and the former Mrs. Sanford? Pardon me, but I’ll withhold judgement for now.

M240H on April 16, 2013 at 11:27 PM

“The couple’s 2010 divorce settlement says neither may enter the other’s home without permission.” Try reading before whining.

katy the mean old lady on April 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM

How did this idiot win the primary?

Dunedainn on April 17, 2013 at 1:28 AM

This is why the fake “Tea Party” lost its mojo; its Im so super-real; I’ll give any southern good-ole-boy evangelical the benefit of the doubt; but that moral, wonderful Kelly Ayotte, in a state Obama won twice, DESTROY HER!

swamp_yankee on April 17, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Nice. I see the transformation of Sanford into a “Tea Party” candidate is already starting, the same way Akin was transformed into a “Tea Party” candidate.

Doomberg on April 17, 2013 at 2:25 AM

How about Republicans focus on beating Colbert?

Remember when Republicans decided to go all circular firing squad on Mark Foley, and the Democrat got elected while the GOP focused on personal life? In the meantime, the Democrat who was elected had one wife, and two mistresses, one of whom was on his payroll.

MayBee on April 17, 2013 at 3:49 AM

alchemist19 on April 16, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Riiiight! You’ve talked about purests in the SoCon corner before. I guess you have your limits.

How about Republicans focus on beating Colbert?

Remember when Republicans decided to go all circular firing squad on Mark Foley, and the Democrat got elected while the GOP focused on personal life? In the meantime, the Democrat who was elected had one wife, and two mistresses, one of whom was on his payroll.

MayBee on April 17, 2013 at 3:49 AM

This! Why do we care anymore? You guys still in the gop will elect anyone like Scott Brown, Linsey Graham or McCain who do the worst of damages to your party through their legislating but you won’t go to bat for a guy over personal issues. He’s running, support him.

hawkdriver on April 17, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Character floss.

Sherman1864 on April 17, 2013 at 6:20 AM

Has it occurred to anyone that there is a distinct possibility that mentally, Mark Sanford has not been operating on all thrusters for quite some time?

pilamaye on April 17, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Has it occurred to anyone that there is a distinct possibility that mentally, Mark Sanford has not been operating on all thrusters for quite some time?

pilamaye on April 17, 2013 at 7:37 AM

I think that’s going to occur to a lot of people on election day.

rhombus on April 17, 2013 at 7:45 AM

“at his ‘ex-wifes’ home..”. The statement is a contradiction,and opposed to the revelation of scripture. If Mark and his wife had no former living spouse when they consented to marry, then they are still married; she is still his wife, not “ex-wife”. This is a prevalent and dangerous myth in modern times, and especially the apostate western “church”. A civil divorce does not dissolve a covenant marriage, it only shows that there is ‘geographical’ space between a man and his wife, which is contrary to the will of God. Death alone dissolves the bond, not divorce. God does the ‘dissolving’ of a covenant marriage, just like He does the ‘joining’, and death is the only means He uses. Simply put, if Jesse Malkin legally divorced his wife, and then legally ‘married’ another woman, he would be continually committing adultery against his lawful wife. He wouldn’t be joined to this other woman, even though he had ‘married’ her. Just goes to show that even headlines of articles are often full of false assumptions, and fatal ones at that.

Jude4 on April 17, 2013 at 8:20 AM

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