I know I’ve been harping on Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor who disgraced himself and his office by running off to Argentina with his mistress and now seeks to win back his old congressional seat in a Special Election on May 7th but in terms of great blogging material, he’s the gift that keeps on giving. This will be my third post on the topic, and I just want it noted that I saw this train wreck coming from the beginning.
Sanford is now trying to explain trespassing on his ex-wife’s property over Super Bowl weekend. According to the terms of their divorce, Sanford needs permission to set foot on her property. Evidently, he didn’t get the permission, but he did get caught and now must deal with a trespassing charge.
Don’t get me wrong. I want a Republican in the 1st Congressional district seat in South Carolina, but I want a good, decent, intelligent individual in that seat. I don’t want someone lacking in all those categories who might make good fodder for late night television but tempts us all to wear a bag over our heads if he ever speaks at a GOP Convention. At this point, I think it’s best if he just loses and we bring forward the right candidate to win the seat back in two years. I know it’s depressing to think of a Democrat in that seat, but I think it’s worse to elect someone like Mark Sanford.
Since facing the trespassing charge, Sanford has cancelled a fundraiser and run an ad in the Charleston Post & Courier attempting to explain his latest moral failing. As he aptly notes, “I have faults and they are well chronicled.” That’s a fine observation to make if you’re beginning your stint on Celebrity Rehab, but it’s not a winning argument in a congressional race.
He concludes his “ad” by comparing himself to William Travis and the brave men who stood up under overwhelming odds at the Alamo. Monica is a Texan and they just about had to peal her off the ceiling when she read that one.
Sanford is no William B. Travis. In fact, if there had been more men like Sanford at the Alamo, the “battle” would have lasted five minutes with the only hope of it lasting longer being that Santa Anna was laughing so hard he needed a break.
Mark Sanford needs to go join John Edwards and all the other morally bankrupt politicians who’ve fallen from grace. He certainly doesn’t need to be an elected official ever again.