Mark Sanford Loves to be in the Press

Mark Sanford Just Loves to be in the Press

Mark Sanford Just Loves to be in the Press

Although stories about him appear frequently, in case you’ve been out of the country for a while, this is who Mark Sanford is.  He was the governor of South Carolina.

When he told the citizens of his state, and his wife, Jenny that he was taking a vacation to hike the Appalachian Trail, what he was actually doing is traveling to Argentina to spend time with his girlfriend, Maria Chapur.

When the lie was discovered, Sanford was forced to resign and pay more than $70,000 in ethics fines.

But you can’t keep a good adulterer down, at least not in South Carolina.  Sanford won the Republican primary for an open seat in the House of Representatives, and will face Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a special election for the state’s 1st District congressional seat.  The election will be held on May 7th.

Regardless of the outcome, (and he’ll most likely win simply because he has an “R” after his name), he has a court date on May 9th.

He is charged with violating the divorce settlement with his ex-wife, Jenny.  They had agreed not to enter each other’s home without permission.  On February 3rd she caught him leaving through a rear door of her home on Sullivans Island, using his cell phone as a flashlight.

Jenny Sanford: “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 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.”

In February 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.

Jenny Sanford, long known to be the brains behind Sanford’s previous campaigns, wrote a book after her divorce in 2010.  She made the rounds of the talk shows, and was encouraged to run for the vacant House seat herself.  She had apparently been considering the idea, but when her ex-husband announced he was running, she never made a further effort.

After his announcement, he asked Jenny to assist with his campaign efforts.  She declined.

There are indications for Republican sources that the Party will remove support for Sanford.

If anyone asks ‘what’s wrong with our government’, this is a prime example.  Mark Sanford doesn’t have enough intelligence to stay out of trouble, knowing political candidates are heavily scrutinized.

However, don’t be surprised if the voters in South Carolina put him into office again.  They really don’t care who represents them, as long as it’s not a Democrat.  In South Carolina all that matters is that you are “pro-life”, and don’t want those homosexuals to be allowed to marry.  And, those illegal aliens, send them all back across the border.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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