|Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina, seen here as a U.S. Congressman. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
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.
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.
Oh, ..... one other thing - did I mention that Sanford's a Republican ? And people wonder what's wrong with the Republican Party.