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Mark Sanford Wins SC-1 Special Election

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posted on May, 7 2013 @ 08:35 PM
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SC-1 special election results from Politico

The lying, cheating ex-governor who was censured (as opposed to impeached) has won the South Carolina special election tonight.

South Carolina voters have stunned me. First by beating 16 opponents in the primary then by winning the election itself. Mark Sanford...the governor who claimed he was hiking the Appalachian trail while he was in South America with his mistress. Rather than face impeachment he simply resigned from his governorship. He then had the gall to ask his ex-wife to run his campaign.




posted on May, 7 2013 @ 08:42 PM
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The guy seemed like a pretty fantastic governor, fiscal conservative, loves school vouchers, wanted to make colleges focus more money on education rather than research....too bad you can't get over what happens in his personal life.

I'd rather have a leader who has no ethics but helps the people rather than the most ethical person in the world who can't govern.



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:10 PM
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So you would vote for someone who lies, cheats, and steals? Values, ethics, and morals (in a non religious sense) are important considerations for me. I cannot see how a person could have two sets, one for personal life and one for public life.



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:24 PM
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Wow.

*Adulterer Beats Comedian's Sister*

Good luck with that South Carolina.

Electing a former official who had to pay ethics fines for spending tax dollars while he cheated on his wife...



I guess you get what you deserve. Somehow, I don't think we have heard the last bit of drama from Mark Sanford.

www.lehighvalleylive.com...

Any members from SC who would like to chime in on this decision?

IMHO, this is just one more indicator of how hard core conservative SC is...home of Strom Thurmond.

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Holy. Cow.

Do you honestly think that a leader with no ethics will actually help people?

God help us all.
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posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by Magister
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So you would vote for someone who lies, cheats, and steals? Values, ethics, and morals (in a non religious sense) are important considerations for me. I cannot see how a person could have two sets, one for personal life and one for public life.



And what exactly did he cheat and steal?

I know he ran off with his girlfriend but so what?

Unless it affected his job performance why do I care?



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by Hopechest
The guy seemed like a pretty fantastic governor...


He used the state plane for international travel to have sex with someone who wasn't his wife. That's what constitutes a 'fantastic governor'?!



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:29 PM
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www.cnn.com...
OLITICS

Do you vote in SC?



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:29 PM
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Maybe I'm missing something here and if I have I retract my support but what exactly did he do that hurt his constituents?



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:30 PM
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There are no words...



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by links234

Originally posted by Hopechest
The guy seemed like a pretty fantastic governor...


He used the state plane for international travel to have sex with someone who wasn't his wife. That's what constitutes a 'fantastic governor'?!


Ok so that was wrong, nothing that grevious that a hundred other people in government have done.

Using a State plane for personal purposes is wrong but who cares if he's cheating on his wife. Does it affect his job performance in some way?



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:33 PM
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Cripes...if he would cheat on his wife, why do you think he would be able to honorably serve his constituents? Epecially if he thought nothing of billing them for banging his mistress?



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
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Cripes...if he would cheat on his wife, why do you think he would be able to honorably serve his constituents? Epecially if he thought nothing of billing them for banging his mistress?


With all due respect, maybe his wife wasn't that great of a person?

We really don't know and personally as long as he is pushing an agenda I like I'm not going to lose sleep over who he prefers to sleep with.

Now if he were doing something horrible to the people in his State that would be different but I haven't seen anything more than popping up in a state plane to get his mile high badge yet.



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:39 PM
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So, his ethics matter little if his agenda suits you? Hmmm....

Let's hope that philosophy is not indicative of all conservative voters or responsible citizens in general .



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:47 PM
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People complain about politics but the same politicians keep getting elected. I think most people just do not pay attention to what is going on or care about having the political system any different than is now.



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:48 PM
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Well unfortunately yes.

As long as it isn't illegal than it takes a second seat to what he is doing in his job. It would be great if all politicians were upstanding people but that simply isn't the case.

Would you vote for Jesus even if his agenda was completely opposite of yours and you thought it would be taking the country in the wrong direction and would end up hurting more people just because he was a good guy?

Or would you vote for the lousiest of people in the world who kicks cats, cheat on their spouse, and watch porn all day yet is doing his best to help the people in the country and secure the future of our children?

Seems like an easy choice to me.
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posted on May, 7 2013 @ 10:56 PM
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Um, it is illegal, that's why he was fined $74,000 dollars. So, by your own criteria, that renders the rest of your argument specious.



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by Hopechest




As long as it isn't illegal than it takes a second seat to what he is doing in his job. It would be great if all politicians were upstanding people but that simply isn't the case.



I don't by that one bit. Someone who is representing the people, should have a high moral and ethical stance.

That is the very reason why Congresses approval rating is at 18%. Not only cant they do their job, they fail on the ethical and moral side.



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 11:04 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
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Um, it is illegal, that's why he was fined $74,000 dollars. So, by your own criteria, that renders the rest of your argument specious.



Having an affair is illegal?

I know using the plane was and he certainly should be held accountable for that but does it mean he should be kicked out of office?

Well that would depend on how serious someone feels the offense was I suppose. I'd give him a second shot if its only that one minor thing.



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 11:07 PM
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Okay, this is my last ditch effort: He used tax payer monies to fund the travel for his personal tryst. That is the illegal and unethical part.

*uncle*


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posted on May, 7 2013 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by Hopechest
I'd give him a second shot if its only that one minor thing.


Wheres there's smoke.....................



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