Friday, May 17, 2013

Absolutely Baffling

As I mentioned in Tuesday's post, I've been off the net for a while. However, I've kept up with some of the goings-on. I've noticed that the wolves have been busy and that some truly baffling things are going on. One such baffling thing was the election of Mark Sanford to the U.S. House of Representatives by the people of South Carolina.

Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina, seen...
Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina, seen here as a U.S. Congressman. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It all started when Jim Demint resigned his seat in the U.S. Senate in order to go to work for the Heritage Foundation. South Carolina's Republican Governor Nikki Haley then appointed South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott to Demint's vacant U.S. Senate seat. The appointment left the U.S. House seat held by Scott vacant which led to a special election for a replacement to complete the remainder of Scott's House term.

Sanford entered the race for the vacant U.S. House seat and won the GOP primary. Next, he defeated his Democratic opponent in the general election to win a trip back to the U.S. House where he had served from 1995-2001 before becoming South Carolina governor.

Sanford is a perfect fit for Congress. He's as untruthful and untrustworthy as they come. Apparently South Carolinians have forgotten that :
  • In 2009, he went missing for 6 days. He told staff he was going on a long hike on the Appalachian Trail. It turned out that the scoundrel was in Argentina with his mistress.
  • Father's Day was one of the 6 days he was missing. So, it stands to reason that Sanford preferred being with his mistress and cheating on his wife over celebrating Father's Day with his children. What a dad. What an example.
  • He eventually confessed to inappropriate relationships with other women, too.
  • Ethics charges were filed against him alleging that taxpayer funds were spent conducting his adulteress fling.
Now, here's what I don't get - if South Carolina taxpayers can't trust him to act ethically and spend their money appropriately while in the governor's office, why did they elect him to Congress ?

Better yet, if his now ex-wife can't trust him to keep his committment to be faithful to her, how can he be trusted to preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution ?

Oh, that's right - the other members of Congress don't either, so .... it's all good.

Perhaps Sanford's Congressional campaign slogan should have been something like, "My wife can't trust me, but the voters can." No wonder the dang country's screwed up, and it's our fault. We keep voting these immoral, unethical people into office. Geez.

Absolutely baffling.

Oh, ..... one other thing - did I mention that Sanford's a Republican ? And people wonder what's wrong with the Republican Party.
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