Don’t Cry For Sanford, Argentina — Weep for the GOP

The economy has gotten so bad that even our politicians are out-sourcing their mistresses now.

S. Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and former 2012 Republican presidential hopeful is either incredibly bad at being discreet, wanted to get caught, or lost his freakin’ mind. I’m guessing it’s a touch of “all of the above”: Sanford admits affair, apologizes to family.

I know it was Father’s Day weekend, but this is taking it a bit far, dude.

They might as well shut down the “Draft Sanford” petition now and save the bandwidth for another candidate.

While at the airport on his way home from Argentina, Sanford told a reporter, “I don’t know how this thing got blown out of proportion.” Or is that what he told an Argentinian bellhop who accidentally walked in on him naked? In either case, it’s more bad news for the GOP — the party that isn’t granted any Kennedy-style affair waivers, nor should they be.

If only Sanford would have delivered something similar to the following speech before leaving town, this problem may have been avoided:

Congressman Offers Preemptive Apology For Extramarital Affair

Update: The State newspaper in S.C. is printing emails between Sanford and his Argentinian side-action that the paper says they have had since December. Quite a lot of restraint for a newspaper in a business always in need of a scoop, don’t you think?

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