Friday, June 26, 2009

What, you mean Gov. Mark "Oh God, Please Save Me from Myself" Sanford hasn't quit yet?


by Ken

Howie passed along this item from yesterday's CQ Politics with the note: "I wonder how many would care if he was schtupping some nice Baptist gal from Tennessee instead of a foreigner?"
Most South Carolinians Say Sanford Should Go
June 25, 2009

Although South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford promised Wednesday to redouble his focus on state issues after admitting to an extramarital affair, three-fifths of his constituents apparently wish he would just go away.

Sixty percent of South Carolina respondents to a Survey USA poll conducted Wednesday said Sanford should resign his office in the wake of his disclosure of his relationship with a woman in Argentina. Just more than a third -- 34 percent -- said he shouldn't resign.

The poll was conducted in conjunction with television station WCSC in Charleston.

Most of the respondents also expressed anger over the two-term Republican governor's week-long disappearance that preceded his confessional news conference.

[and so on and on]

There are times when the all-infallible Conventional Wisdom lets us down. As far as I know, there is no established figure for what percent of a governor's electorate can wish him to quit before he's in trouble. The most nearly relevant precedent would be that of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and in Governor Rod's case, his feeling seems to have been that it didn't mean nuttin' till it got to 100 percent, and maybe not even then.

I suspect, though, that 60 percent is not a good number, no matter how you look at it.

Of course Governor Mark is just serving out a term in which he has clearly suffered markedly diminished interest. After that he was going to be term-limited out of office anyway; now I suspect his future plans have become a matter of strictly personal interest. And deservedly so.

This is a man of absolutist views in politics as well as in religion; in fact, he's made it clear that for him they're pretty much the same thing -- though he did keep reminding us in that hallucinatory press conference he held Wednesday that he's "a bottom-line guy," even as he never seemed to get around to that bottom line. And of course his head is jammed as firmly up his rectum when it comes to politics as when it comes to religion.

Sorry, I'm not going to conceal my satisfaction at the fall of the malignant pukeguts. I really do not like people of an authoritarian mindset who presume to tell other people how to live their lives, especially when their prescriptions are mostly sociopathic BS, and even more so when they wrap themselves in the mantel of God. The ultimate joke is on them if there really is such a being, of course, because He must be mightily peeved at all these BS Christians who have devoted their lives to bamboozling dimwitted parishioners for their personal profit (literal as well as figurative).

Is that a scene or what: all those sharks of 21st century American Crap Christianity waving to Jesus, whose they've spent their lives trashing, in Heaven as they file on down to their destination.

UPDATE: And Now For The Corruption Part, Courtesy Of Howie

As you probably guessed, the taxpayers of South Carolina, whose best interests the crazed and hypocritical Sanford always claims to have at heart-- even when he's trying to turn down federal funds for schools and unemployment insurance, were paying for his sexual trysts. That's right, the Republican presidential hopeful was stealing money from the state to pay for his uncontrollable lust. If you think there are many extreme right politicians who are very different from Sanford, you would be terribly wrong. Prediction: his next job will be that of a Baptist televangelist-- or maybe just a nudist Baptist deacon in Georgia.

Sanford's wife Jenny, another abused and deceived Christian-Republican wife who bought into all the bullshit, granted her first interview since South Carolina's governor came back from his latest tango lessons in Buenos Aires. She says she didn't think he had it in him. Grudgingly, Sanford has now agreed to pay back the state of South Carolina the $8,000 he stole to carry on his affair with his Bathsheba of the Pampas. Governor Family Values-- one of America's most virulent and vicious homophobes who always rants and raves we need to protect the sanctity of marriage-- has 4 young sons who he abandoned for the Father's Day weekend so he could get laid.

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At 7:50 PM, Anonymous Balakirev said...

Cute quote from Howie. :) But I fully expect Sanford to follow that great political tradition exemplified by Ensign, Mr. Diapers, and the like: apologize tearfully, clasp the religion whose problems you don't follow close to your breast, and hang onto office for dear life.

These clowns, thieves, and cynics take me almost to the point of agreeing with Thomas More, who--for all that he was jerk and Utopia a satire--might well have been right. Anybody who seeks public office should almost certainly be barred for running for it.

At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Republican marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman and another woman in Argentina.

At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol... comparing himself to King David? He does know David was a Jew, right?
No arrogance here...

At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They ought to subject Sanford to a competency hearing for invoking religion into the issue. I've heard more than enough bigotry and hate hidden behind religion, lets not haul it out as an excuse here. Your Hebrew zombie isn't going to suddenly appear and make everything alright.


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