Mark Sanford: I violated my divorce agreement to watch the Super Bowl with my son, or something; NRCC jumping ship?

posted at 2:41 pm on April 17, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Last night, the Associated Press reported that Mark Sanford is due in court — a mere two days after the May 7th special election for now-Sen. Tim Scott’s vacated House seat — to explain precisely why Jenny Sanford found him at her home in February, in violation of their divorce agreement. (…Oof.) Now, of course, comes the “but I had a good, fatherly reason for knowingly breaking the settlement rules while I was preparing to mount a political comeback after a disastrous judgment lapse and subsequent fall from grace”-excuse:

It’s an unfortunate reality that divorced couples sometimes have disagreements that spill over into family court. I did indeed watch the second half of the Super Bowl at the beach house with our 14 year old son because as a father I didn’t think he should watch it alone. Given she was out of town I tried to reach her beforehand to tell her of the situation that had arisen, and met her at the back steps under the light of my cell phone when she returned and told her what had happened.

There is always another side to every story, and while I am particularly curious how records that were sealed to avoid the boys dealing with embarrassment are now somehow exposed less than three weeks before this election, I agree with Jenny that the media is no place to debate what is ultimately a family court matter, and out of respect for Jenny and the boys, I’m not going to have any further comment at this time.

Uh huh. Jenny Sanford said last night that the document leak wasn’t her doing, which does beg the question of how whomever it was happened to obtain them. The Colbert Busch campaign has yet to comment.

At the hearing, Sanford will have to show why he should not be held in contempt for violating the couple’s divorce settlement.

“I am doing my best not to get in the way of his race,” Jenny Sanford, who for a time considered running herself, told the AP. “I want him to sink or swim on his own. For the sake of my children I’m trying my best not to get in the way, but he makes things difficult for me when he does things like trespassing.”

The campaign of Sanford’s opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, has not commented on the development.

The complaint filed by Jenny Sanford’s lawyer, Deena Smith McRackan, said 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.”

I don’t even know. There’s a possibility this mightn’t end up being that bad, depending on how the Colbert Busch camp handles it, and I understand it’s a family matter that they probably want to resolve privately — but the point is, it could easily look bad. He knew he was going to be running this race-for-redemption on his family values and aptitude for good decision-making. Why even think about doing anything that could tempt fate?

Aaand, it looks like the National Republican Congressional Committee is unhitching their wagon from this hot mess. They hadn’t done too much on his behalf yet, perhaps considering the deeply crimson nature of the district, but it sounds like Sanford is on his own from here on out (although, granted, the NRCC said the same of Todd Akin and did spend money on him at the eleventh hour):

National Republicans are pulling the plug on Mark Sanford’s suddenly besieged congressional campaign, POLITICO has learned — a potentially fatal blow to the former South Carolina governor’s dramatic comeback bid. …

“Mark Sanford has proven he knows what it takes to win elections. At this time, the NRCC will not be engaged in this special election,” said Andrea Bozek, an NRCC spokeswoman.

And now this conspicuously withheld endorsement.


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Just weird.

LetsBfrank on April 17, 2013 at 2:42 PM

well, this will get a lot more media coverage than the Gosnell trial.

kirkill on April 17, 2013 at 2:43 PM

If the GOP blows another election in an easily winnable race, they better not even bother asking me for another dime ever again. They seem to be especially good at p-ssing away special elections(see Dede Scuzzyflavor).

Doughboy on April 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Mark Sanford is a moron!

In fact, look up “moron” in the dictionary.

Sanford’s picture will be next to the definition of the word!

pilamaye on April 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Good job, SC-1 GOP primary voters. Now, as your reward, you’ll get Steven Colbert’s frickin’ SISTER.

Esoteric on April 17, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Some advice Mark: when you want to get out of a hole, first thing is, stop digging.

rbj on April 17, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Why even think about doing anything that could tempt fate?

Cuz he’s a freak?

yubley on April 17, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Erick Erickson and Red State totally silent on this fiasco since the news broke yesterday.

Mark1971 on April 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM

If the GOP blows another election in an easily winnable race, they better not even bother asking me for another dime ever again.

Oh, so now HE’S “Establishment”?? As I recall, there were plenty of hard core 100% pure Karl Rove-hating South Carolina CONSERVATIVES (all in capital letters) here who were telling the world to mind their own damn business and you’re getting Sanford.

Maybe we still will.

Marcus on April 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Sealed divorce documents being revealed? Sounds like Mr. Jack and Mrs. Jeri Ryan. *Paging Barack Obama*

SouthernGent on April 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Where’s M240H to tell us this is just one side of the sotry, told from the Bitter Ex-’s PoV?

JFKY on April 17, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Anyone here ever been bound by a legal agreement??

Any further questions on Sanford’s judgement or his propensity for acting above the law?

LetsBfrank on April 17, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Heaven spare us from these shameless fools who think that the world just cannot do without them regardless of how much we never want to hear from them again.

natasha333 on April 17, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Let’s just vote for a clan of Howler Monkeys and get it over with; don’t tell me they wouldn’t do a better job than the clowns we have now.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM

I would not have thought this would be considered a slow news day.

VorDaj on April 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Well Obama knows all about getting divorce documents made public, I’m sure he has shared the info with his nearest and dearest. If Jenny truly isn’t the source, she should drop the complaint just to annoy the Left. I’m sure Sanford will do something stupid she can take him to court for later.

Cindy Munford on April 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Erick Erickson and Red State totally silent on this fiasco since the news broke yesterday.

Mark1971 on April 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Maybe they saw some other news that they thought was a bit more important.

VorDaj on April 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM

He would have been better off walking the Appalachian Trial again.

trs on April 17, 2013 at 2:55 PM

If the GOP blows another election in an easily winnable race, they better not even bother asking me for another dime ever again.

Who’s they? Dude won the nomination because the Republican voters of Charleston voted for him. Blame them, not the GOP Establishment.

YYZ on April 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Because Mark Sanford hKNOWS things, like that when you meet your soul-mate, even though you are married, you MUST rush to her side…making a fool of yourself and your family…and he KNOWS that even though it is against a COURT ORDER, his son, MUST have him there to watch the 2nd Half of the Super Bowl.

I begin to think that Mark Sanford has some impulse control issues.

JFKY on April 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM

LOL

I can only alternately laugh and cry as the GOP continues down the path of daily self-destruction.

Midas on April 17, 2013 at 2:58 PM

If he thought it was wise to have an adult with his son — during the second half of the game(???) — he should have had the son leave a note for his mother as to his whereabouts and go outside and have his father take him home to watch the game without ever having set foot on the property he was ordered to not set foot on.

Here’s a question: What is the sone’s mother doing leaving her 14 year-old son at home unsupervised that late at night with school the next day? Yeah, I know he’s 14, but still, according to Mark (which for the record I don’t exactly trust), she was out of town. I’d like to know what ‘out of town’ means and for how long.

Dusty on April 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Let’s just vote for a clan of Howler Monkeys and get it over with; don’t tell me they wouldn’t do a better job than the clowns we have now.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM

I think the Howler monkeys would make more sense, at least, and probably smell better in the bargain.

Thomas More on April 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

By any chance, does the Appalachian Trail run through the house?

EricW on April 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Such an odd man.

jake-the-goose on April 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

LOL – socons strike again!!! Oh boy, man!! The God of Second Chances is NOT impressed ;P

abobo on April 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Hilarious. This guy has no accountability for his own actions. He should run as a Democrat and I am pretty sure his district would vote him back into office.

antisense on April 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM

They seem to be especially good at p-ssing away special elections(see Dede Scuzzyflavor).

Doughboy on April 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Dede was a Democrat running as a Republican. She actually was to the left of the Democrat who won.

bw222 on April 17, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Sanford & Son

Shy Guy on April 17, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Where’s M240H to tell us this is just one side of the story, told from the Bitter Ex-’s PoV?

JFKY on April 17, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I acknowledge, and have multiple times, he’s a POS. However, you clearly prefer this:

From Elizabeth Colbert-Busch’s website-

For the past five years, Elizabeth has been the Director of Business Development at Clemson University’s Restoration Institute at the former Naval Shipyard in North Charleston in South Carolina. As Director, she has played a key role in bringing about the world’s largest wind turbine/grid simulator facility–recognized internationally for both its technology and unique capabilities. Elizabeth also spearheaded the South Carolina Wind Industry’s Economic impact findings, which concluded that this sector has already generated thousands of jobs and millions in wages and revenue for SC, with projections of exponential increases in all three areas over the next few years.

I prefer the philandering numbskull to the profligate tax and spend Dunceocrat. And those are your only two choices.

M240H on April 17, 2013 at 3:04 PM

When you become divorced and you enter your ex-wife’s house without permission, it’s no different than breaking into the house down the street.

The marital breakup was caused by Mark Sanford, not Jenny.

Here’s hoping Colbert’s sister beats Sanford to get rid of this scumbag once and for all.

bw222 on April 17, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Even if true, that’s an awfully cavalier attitude to take towards the law for a lawmaker. Will we see “Good Father” loopholes in future laws on domestic violence and women’s legal rights in future legislation that comes out of his office? Somehow I doubt it, so what makes him think he should get one?

Socratease on April 17, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Erick Erickson and Red State totally silent on this fiasco since the news broke yesterday.

Mark1971 on April 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Erick Erickson is as big of a moron as Mark Sanford.

bw222 on April 17, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Poster child for stupid party!

rhombus on April 17, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Let’s just vote for a clan of Howler Monkeys and get it over with; don’t tell me they wouldn’t do a better job than the clowns we have now.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM

More and more as I’ve said before they are convincing me to vote NONE.

docflash on April 17, 2013 at 3:08 PM

And some gal from Argentina delivered the Pizzas at halftime..

ToddPA on April 17, 2013 at 3:10 PM

I’m beginning to think all these so called Republicans are actually Democrat secret agents.

trs on April 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Let’s just vote for a clan of Howler Monkeys and get it over with; don’t tell me they wouldn’t do a better job than the clowns we have now.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Ya got me.

kim roy on April 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Let’s just vote for a clan of Howler Monkeys and get it over with; don’t tell me they wouldn’t do a better job than the clowns we have now.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM

As long as they have staffers to write the bills it won’t be any different.

unseen on April 17, 2013 at 3:13 PM

What is the sone’s mother doing leaving her 14 year-old son at home unsupervised that late at night with school the next day?

Because he’s an Adult-in-Training, and she trusted him? Because one day he will be a legal adult and he’s going to be left alone or be on his own; and we like to start small?

JFKY on April 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM

What a clown show. This isnt even a question of conservative or moderate. Republicans just need to stop nominating narcissistic jokes like Sanford, Lugar, Scozzathingy and O’Donnell.

Valkyriepundit on April 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM

I’m beginning to think all these so called Republicans are actually Democrat secret agents.

trs on April 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM

no the mask is starting to come off and people are seeing the ruling elite for who they are. they pretend to be dem and/or rep depending on which state and district they are going after. But at the end of the day they are all the same, except a very few. Those you know by how they are attacked by the media/dems and gope

unseen on April 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Just another example of the “rules don’t apply to me” attitude that allowed him to rationalize cheating on his wife and trying to pass off preposterous lies on the citizens he took an oath to serve.

No one could think those whoppers were going to fly without being seriously disconnected from reality. Why is anyone surprised this fool is still a fool? How could anyone vote for this idiot?

novaculus on April 17, 2013 at 3:16 PM

narcissistic jokes like Sanford, Lugar, Scozzathingy and O’Donnell.

Valkyriepundit on April 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM

3 out of 4 brought to you by the GOPE

unseen on April 17, 2013 at 3:16 PM

They can elect whomever they want, but since politics in S.C. is particularly nasty, they don’t seem to be able to do it without a lot of drama and intrigue.

Curtiss on April 17, 2013 at 3:19 PM

That’s right you idiots. Hand the seat over to Colbert because POLITICO tells you to. This is a nothing story. Why am I not surprised that the RNC (the Three Stooges arm of the Democratic Party) are running scared. The Kennedy’s & Bill Clinton can abuse and misuse women on a daily basis and yet do you see the left abandon them? NEVER. The DNC (or the media) won’t say a bad word about the despicable Menendez, much less abandon him, but Heaven forbid Sandord watches a football game with his kid. IT’S OVER! HE’S TOAST! You saps and Ms. Johnsen play right into the lefty media’s hands like a bunch of
Pavlov dogs.

AmeriCuda on April 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

This is the perfect case for debating whether or not the national GOP should take a heavier handed role in primaries. A lot of purists say no, they should stay the hell out until the primary is over. But then things like this happen and…..what? National GOP should have stepped in and muscled a better candidate in?

Debate!

dczombie on April 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

You know Dusty, at that age I was dispensing combustible hydrocarbons, determining the optimum lubrication ratio for the engines, determining the ratio of fuel to lubricant for a fixed capital investment, for complex and expensive pieces of recreational machinery, and making change and keeping track of money….at my family’s small business.

14, you shouldn’t be trusted with machine guns, strippers, or dynamite, but you’re not a baby either.

JFKY on April 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

This is also on the opp research of the other Republican candidates in the race, who apparently didn’t have the sourcing to find out about Sanford’s Super Bowl law violation before the SC-1 primary.

It also confirms that Sanford is one of those pols with the mindset that the rules for other people because he’s special, since flouting the court order is in the same vein as deciding you can dump your wife and run off to South America for trysts and you’re so important to the universe that everyone on your side will allow your special privilege.

jon1979 on April 17, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Is Alvin Greene still available?

RadClown on April 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Sanford always has an excuse for his bad/dumb behavior, and the excuse always seems designed to make him look decent and blameless. I see a consistent pattern of a man who doesn’t own his own behavior and actions. He presents himself as a child who can’t be blamed because he just doesn’t know, and it’s typical of what narcissists put forth. He may very well be a child on an emotional level, and that is a personal/family matter. It also makes him a dangerous choice for political office in my book.

jix on April 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

What a psycho.

vcferlita on April 17, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Howler Monkeys…good visual Bishop. Really works for our media too.

DanMan on April 17, 2013 at 3:27 PM

AmeriCuda on April 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

So what you’re saying is this is the correct playbook to use? You’d have no complaints with what Clinton did if he simply had an (R) and not a (D)?

You’re happy with a representative you know is a creep and untrustworthy as long as he wins elections and nothing else matters?

Hey, if you’re proud of having no principles or policies aside from winning elections; fine. But some of us hope for better than that.

I think untrustworthy creeps shouldn’t be trusted or given positions of power regardless of their politics… but if you and the Dems you’re attacking both think people like this should be valued and accepted based solely on political affiliation; then you’re free to have your opinion.

gekkobear on April 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Heaven forbid Sandord watches a football game with his kid. IT’S OVER! HE’S TOAST!
AmeriCuda on April 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Right, he’s such a sensitive guy that he just had to rush over and watch the second half of the game with his son. The same son Sanford “introduced” to his Argentinian flame for the first time on stage at his victory party. The young man was thrilled, needless to say
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/17/national-gop-abandons-mark-sanford/

cam2 on April 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM

How can we purge these a-holes.

Oh, that’s right. We can’t.

Sigh. . .

RedNewEnglander on April 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM

It’s a good thing they kept the teabaggers off the ballot!

Sincerely,

Karl Rove

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Ward Cleaver on April 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Second look at Mark Sanford for dog catcher?

/i didn’t think so either

Ward Cleaver on April 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

If Weiner can run, why can’t this clown?

SailorMark on April 17, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Don’t be surprised if the leak doesn’t come back to bite the Dem’s in the butt.

Tater Salad on April 17, 2013 at 4:11 PM

gekkobear on April 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Concern troll is concerned.

M240H on April 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

If Weiner can run, why can’t this clown?

SailorMark on April 17, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Yeah if Bill Clinton can get a BJ from an intern, why can’t Bush?

If Weiner can send obscene photo’s who are we to have standards?

JFKY on April 17, 2013 at 4:13 PM

I’m with AmeriCuda on this. Sanford’s a klutz with a self-control problem, but this is a weak-sauce story. Americans aren’t going to hate on a father who wants to be with his boy during the Super Bowl.

If his claim that he was watching the Super Bowl with his son is true, he can easily cut a touching tv ad with his son and save his bacon.

Robert_Paulson on April 17, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I remember a Sanford supporter criticizing his primary opponent, Curtis Bostic, by saying that people were finding out about Bostic and endorsing him five minutes later.

Well, I think that’s better than nominating a candidate and finding out negative things about him two weeks later.

But don’t worry, SC-1 voters! It’s not like any nationally televised shows on Comedy Central could possibly have any interest in this particular election!

J.S.K. on April 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM

My point is not that Sanford’s worthy your personal admiration — because he isn’t.

Obviously, this situation is bad, but the GOP needn’t frag its own candidate just because things aren’t perfect. The entire reason you build a campaign organization is to get through the rough patches. There are a million reasons why Stephen Colbert’s Sister shouldn’t be a US Congresswoman and that’s more than enough reason for the GOP to keep fighting against her.

Robert_Paulson on April 17, 2013 at 4:33 PM

The only loser in this is Jenny Sanford. She will no longer garner sympathy from as many people now that she has shown that she DETESTS Mark spending time with their children.

At this point, Sanford will win easily.

Freddy on April 17, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Sanford is a pathological VIOLATOR.

Pork-Chop on April 17, 2013 at 4:42 PM

I, for one, am shocked, shocked, that a guy who would break his marriage vows, lie to the public, abdicate from his official responsibilities, and take insane risks with his political career might have some other sort of issues going on up there in his wheelhouse.

I mean, it’s almost like he’s got some sort of problems with judgment, maturity, and impulse control or something.

Another fine job of candidate vetting by the Stupid Party.

Hayabusa on April 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Concern troll is concerned.

M240H on April 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

What does that even mean?

I’ve been posting on HotAir for several years now… but I’m suddenly a concern troll because I don’t think untrustworthy creeps should be Congressional Representatives?

Ok… apparently I’m a “concern troll” now. If you say so. Weird that I managed to be a real conservative/libertarian for years. I must really be working on my cover story.

That or you’re an idiot who doesn’t realize there are actual real problems with Sanford and doesn’t care to listen.

Naah, that can’t be the case. I must be a Moby/plant/concern-troll/whatever you want to call this sort of thing tomorrow.

I should get some credit for using the Gekkobear tag for years here at hotair, and another decade at AceOfSpades to establish my conservative bonafides before I finally sprung the trap to be a concern troll to sway… a South Carolina Congressional special election.

I can see why you’d make that connection; this is the most important election since I started and a good reason to blow my cover.

gekkobear on April 17, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Because one day he will be a legal adult and he’s going to be left alone or be on his own; and we like to start small?

[JFKY on April 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM]

and

[JFKY on April 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM]

Yeah, I know what you’re saying. At 14, my mother was teaching me how to drive, I’d been delivering morning newspapers for almost a year before school and was out until 10PM collecting, then traveling across town on weekends to be Custodial Engineer and Chief Maintenance Officer at a trucking company. My sisters were babysitting other kids ’til midnight or more at age 12.

So I am with you on this. My comment was just pointing out the current tenor of society wrt “latch key kids” and wondering why this isn’t being applied here.

Dusty on April 17, 2013 at 5:05 PM

When you become divorced and you enter your ex-wife’s house without permission, it’s no different than breaking into the house down the street.

bw222 on April 17, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Except that he arguably DID have permission from the 14 year old son to enter the house. He may have been in violation of the court order, but it’s hardly breaking and entering.

Kevin71 on April 17, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Focus on Colbert-Busch. You do not need to lead this circular firing squad.

MayBee on April 17, 2013 at 5:15 PM

gekkobear on April 17, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Fair enough; I have mis-assessed you. But please, for the class, quantify how Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is preferable, or, describe the scenario in which she isn’t the only alternative.

M240H on April 17, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Oh, so now HE’S “Establishment”?? As I recall, there were plenty of hard core 100% pure Karl Rove-hating South Carolina CONSERVATIVES (all in capital letters) here who were telling the world to mind their own damn business and you’re getting Sanford.

Maybe we still will.

Marcus on April 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Uhh, what? Mark Sanford did not have widespread “Tea Party” support (though it’s possible some scattered Tea Partiers may have approved of him). In fact, there were many people on this board demanding to know where Karl Rove and his new “find electable candidates” group was during the primary between Sanford and Bostic.

Doomberg on April 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Mark Sandford..*double facepalm*..

Dire Straits on April 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM

— but the point is, it could easily look bad. He knew he was going to be running this race-for-redemption on his family values and aptitude for good decision-making. Why even think about doing anything that could tempt fate?

I think the answer to that question is completely obvious. He’s Mark Sanford and he’s going to do whatever the heck he wants to do because he knows better than everybody else. /sarc

Honestly, this is just another example of the same delusional narcissism that destroyed his marriage. He hasn’t recovered. If he had, he wouldn’t have been in his ex-wife’s home without her express permission… and he wouldn’t be anyway near another political campaign. He’s not sorry. Those aren’t the actions a contrite and respectful person would take.

Murf76 on April 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM

My point is not that Sanford’s worthy your personal admiration — because he isn’t.

Obviously, this situation is bad, but the GOP needn’t frag its own candidate just because things aren’t perfect. The entire reason you build a campaign organization is to get through the rough patches. There are a million reasons why Stephen Colbert’s Sister shouldn’t be a US Congresswoman and that’s more than enough reason for the GOP to keep fighting against her.

Robert_Paulson on April 17, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Too late. The people of South Carolina have spoken, and those are the only two candidates. And yes… I understand the argument for pragmatism. But when you boil the problems of the GOP down to the basics, the problem is TRUST. The GOP needs to rebuild trust with the American people. And you don’t do that by turning a blind eye to candidates as deeply flawed as Sanford.

We’re well and truly screwed on this one. Support Sanford and lose credibility. Don’t support Sanford and lose the seat. I guess it all depends on whether we want to play long ball or not. Certainly we don’t want to give up House seats while Obama is in office, but will there be a cost to be paid in 2014 for standing by such a skeezy candidate? I think so.

The NRCC is right to keep its distance. With 16+ in that district, Sanford might pull off a win anyway. And either way, they’ve got clean hands.

I’ll tell you one thing though… I have no use for Democrats AT ALL after these past 6 years or so. But if I was living in that particular district, I wouldn’t bother going to the polls for the likes of Mark Sanford.

Murf76 on April 17, 2013 at 6:14 PM

The Colbert Busch campaign has yet to comment.

Perhaps after their giggles are stifled?

socalcon on April 17, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Thinking this is ludicrously overblown.

Jaibones on April 17, 2013 at 6:31 PM

If Tim Scott refuses to endorse Sanford I will stay home and not vote for him when he is up for re-election.I am sick and tired of being told I have to vote for the lesser of two evils and elect a RINO to prevent a Democrat from winning.Now we have a flawed conservative candidate,flawed on a personal level,and I’m hearing RINOs and conservatives alike saying stay home and let Colbert-Busch win.RINOs I understand,but when are stupid conservatives going to stop enabling RINOs from advancing a conservative agenda.So Tim, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.You sit out Sanford and I’ll sit out for you.

redware on April 17, 2013 at 7:14 PM

gekkobear on April 17, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Your not a concern troll but I think most of us think that a fourteen year old can be left alone for a while. After all, Mom came home before Dad could bail out by phone light.

Cindy Munford on April 17, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Jaibones on April 17, 2013 at 6:31 PM

I agree, I wish Mrs. Sanford would step in, he’s probably learned his lesson and if he hasn’t than she can take care of it next time.

Cindy Munford on April 17, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Good job, SC-1 GOP primary voters. Now, as your reward, you’ll get Steven Colbert’s frickin’ SISTER.

Esoteric on April 17, 2013 at 2:45 PM

SC has open primaries. We’ll never know if crossover voting did this, but there was no Dem election that day and NO Republicans I know voted for Sanford.

Pythagoras on April 17, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Sealed should remain sealed especially in a Divorce.

I find it reprehensible that people will use sealed information like this. It is very destructive of the innocent children involved. I really feel for them and pray they find the creep who leaked this information and throw the book at them with the full force of the law.

It is the children that are getting hurt the worst by this.

I have no respect of anyone that makes any decision based on this information. I find they to be gutter feeder creeps as well.

This is not information about an attack just a common custody dispute. Had he attacked her it would be a completely different story.

Some of the orders in divorces are just crazy. They are consistently overly broad and consistently do more harm than good. But for a few rare cases they are necessary. Thus many necessarily suffer because of a few really bad people.

Steveangell on April 18, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Can they find a write-in? If I lived in the district I would not vote for Sanford. Ever. He has a high propensity to create further damage for Repubs if elected.

DaMav on April 18, 2013 at 7:26 AM

He, like Obama, obviously has no other marketable skills. Politics is the only way he can make a living. That’s why all these creeps keep returning.

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NoPain on April 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Fair enough; I have mis-assessed you. But please, for the class, quantify how Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is preferable, or, describe the scenario in which she isn’t the only alternative.

M240H on April 17, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Sorry I didn’t get back to you in a timely manner… fortunately for my schedule, Ace addresses this today.

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2013/04/17/report-sanfords-sons-met-fiancee-for-first-time-onstage-after-primary-victory/

Then explain to me why it would be so terribly bad if Sanford lost to Colbert’s sister. He’ll be done politically and meanwhile the GOP will take the seat back next year. What bill’s going to turn on one vote in the House until then?

gekkobear on April 18, 2013 at 1:31 PM