Jun 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm #1237289
Check it out:
He was in the news recently for refusing stimulus money.
Wonder how he feels about tax payer funded SAR?Jun 22, 2009 at 11:09 pm #1509914
Mark McLauchlinBPL Member
@markmclauchlinLocale: Western Australia
I reckon he would be in for the SAR funding :)
Let's hope he returns safely, never nice to hear someone has gone missing.Jun 23, 2009 at 5:14 am #1509930
I am a South Carolinian and as much as I hate the guy I have to take his side on this one.Jun 23, 2009 at 6:27 am #1509938
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
As noted, he is NOT missing. He is HIKING.
Big difference ;-) He needed time to clear his head and think. Cannot blame the man – and apparently his security knows where is.Jun 24, 2009 at 7:41 am #1510158
For those of you keeping track, a reporter spotted Sanford in the Atlanta airport. Turns out he wasn't hiking at all. He was in Argentina.
I'm sure nothing shady was going on…
What an awesome story.Jun 25, 2009 at 1:16 pm #1510422
Mark RegaliaBPL Member
@markrLocale: Santa Cruz
He was just visiting his girlfriend. Of course he is married. Oh well. You would think by now politicians would have figured out how easy it is for them to get caught.Jun 25, 2009 at 7:02 pm #1510497
to see a guy who voted for 3 of the 4 articles of impeachment brought against Bill Clinton hoisted on his own pitard.Jun 25, 2009 at 7:53 pm #1510502
.Jun 25, 2009 at 7:57 pm #1510506
Maybe if he'd learned LNT principles…..Jun 26, 2009 at 8:45 am #1510582
Ben 2 WorldBPL Member
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
For a married man to rendevous in Argentina is bad enough. How does a governor think he can ever get away with this? Stupid through and through…Jun 26, 2009 at 10:10 am #1510594
Jim ColtenBPL Member
How does a governor think he can ever get away with this?
I can't resist offering this perfectly simple explanation, hopefully not in TOO bad taste …. it was once explained to me that men are created with two heads but not enough blood supply to simultaneously operate both of them.Jun 26, 2009 at 1:36 pm #1510622
@foundLocale: Sacramento, CA
No really honey, I really AM hiking the AT!Jun 26, 2009 at 2:14 pm #1510628
Richard LyonBPL Member
@richardglyonLocale: Bridger Mountains
No one ever doubted youJun 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm #1510637
Jim MacDiarmidBPL Member
stays on the AT!Jun 26, 2009 at 3:47 pm #1510640
Franco DarioliBPL Member
I read that the AT has lots of ups and downs,can be a dirty affair where one can get sweaty and occasionally wet, is this correct ?
FrancoJun 26, 2009 at 4:02 pm #1510641
.Jun 26, 2009 at 4:45 pm #1510652
It's not just Sanford who's been on the AT.
Again, for those of you trying to keep track this is what the Republican party has been doing on the AT since 2006:
September 2006: Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), a fierce opponent of child pornography, resigns after it surfaces that he has sent illicit emails to teenage pages.
October 2006: Current Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is accused of assaulting a woman in a parking garage by throwing her against a wall and threatening to rape her. She drops criminal charges, citing intimidation by his campaign. She does, however, file a civil suit. In June 2009, Gibbons asks a judge to seal his phone records against her lawyers, something that may also have to do with his ongoing divorce proceedings, in which he's accused of more affairs.
April 2007: Randall Tobias, Bush's Global AIDS Coordinator who spoke out against prostitution (and condom use, for that matter), resigns from the State Department after he is linked to an escort service. He maintained that there was no sex, just massages.
July 2007: Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), an abstinence-only sex ed advocate, is linked to the D.C. Madam's high-end escort service. He has not resigned, and plans to seek re-election next year.
July 2007: Glenn Murphy Jr., president of the Young Republican National Federation who advised GOP-ers to use g_ay marriage as a wedge issue, is accused of trying to perform oral sex on a sleeping 22-year-old man. In 1998, a young man had filed an uncannily similar report against Murphy.
July 2007: Florida State Rep. Bob Allen, the co-chair of McCain's 2008 Florida campaign, is arrested for offering an undercover cop $20 for the privilege of performing oral sex on him. He later says he was afraid of becoming a "statistic," as he thought the black cop was a mugger. Allen previously advocated keeping g_ay couples from adopting children and applying stiffer penalties for lewd acts.
August 2007: Sen. Larry "Wide Stance" Craig (R-ID) pleads guilty in August 2007 to disorderly conduct for soliciting sex from an undercover cop in a Minneapolis airport bathroom. He refuses to resign, but does not run for re-election.
May 2008: Family values champ Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY) ends his re-election bid after a drunk driving arrest leads to the revelation that he has had both an affair and a child with another woman.
June 2009: Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), who called on Clinton to resign and has spoken about the "sanctity of marriage," admits to an affair with Cynthia Hampton, a staffer and the wife of another Ensign staffer, whom Ensign helped to secure new employment after the affair was discovered.
June 2009: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who called for the ousters of Bill Clinton and Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA) over their extramarital affairs, admits to a year-long affair with a woman in Buenos Aires after disappearing for a week.
Family values, baby, family values…
Also, note that the trail sees the heaviest use in the summer months.Jun 26, 2009 at 5:02 pm #1510656
"it was once explained to me that men are created with two heads but not enough blood supply to simultaneously operate both of them."
Guess which one has priority. ;}Jun 26, 2009 at 5:52 pm #1510664
jim drauckerBPL Member
@mtnjimLocale: Shenandoah Valley VA
Why can't people learn to be comfortable In there own skin?
I am going to watch the sunset with my wife now
JimJun 26, 2009 at 6:12 pm #1510670
@maynard76Locale: New England
Thank you everyone for educating us that politicians are full of sh@t.
News flash- politicians are two faced phonies! (no it cant be true!)
Its nice to see some of you catching up with the rest of the world.Jun 26, 2009 at 7:19 pm #1510676
News flash: If we all spent half the time that we spend obsessing about gear holding politicians accountable for their behavior and, you know, actually representing the people's wishes, we wouldn't be inching our way toward totalitarianism and a wrecked planet.
>>Its nice to see some of you catching up with the rest of the world.
Don't be an ass.Jun 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm #1510683
@puckemLocale: between trees
I think its refreshing to hear about politicians being real people who make real mistakes. Its to bad that we hold them so strictly accountable for thier personal lives that we really dont pay much attention to the real issues. Its not like people are like "hmmmm, if a politician did it, maybe i should". Nobody should care about anything but the issues, but then we wouldnt know who to vote for. NOBODY is squeeky clean, and if somebody was, they would be to naive to run anything more significant than a preschool.
That list of political hypocrisies is awesome though. Accusations are are as good as confessions. Remember that when you call somebody an ass, Dave. Wanna save the world?…get a sense of humor.Jun 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm #1510684
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern Oregon
Why limit your list to only Republicans.
How could you omit the great one himself Bill "I did not have sexual relations with that women" Clinton. Now there is a fine example of family values if ever there was one.
Oral sex in the oval office set a new low for an elected official, a real blow to American politics, pun intended.Jun 26, 2009 at 8:20 pm #1510687
@maynard76Locale: New England
Let me know when you want to start holding politicians accountable and stop being just another partisan tool.
The ass is the symbol of your party I believe.Jun 26, 2009 at 8:53 pm #1510689
@foundLocale: Sacramento, CA
Clinton was 11 years ago, 1998. This list started in 2006.
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