Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford has won the Republican nomination for a seat in the House, and his former mistress (and current fiancée) was on hand to congratulate him. She’s been described as a “very private person,” but there’s no chance of maintaining that status during the upcoming showdown with Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

Get ready for plenty more media observations like this.

Groan … we were tired of this circus before it even started, and the clown car driven by Stephen Colbert is just getting revved up.

  • TJ

    They might as well swear in Colbert-Busch (D) now. As the right will not give any support and push back when the Media bring up the hike which they every chance they talk about this race.

  • Scott Carroll

    Wow. Tone deaf move.

  • http://www.politisite.com/ Albert N. Milliron

    Doesn’t @MarkSanford know those Argentine women are socialists!!! campl.us/ovsz #sc01

  • Patrick Dennehy

    If your gonna be a scum bag adulterer, at least he went for an attractive woman (unlike Clinton). /ugh scumbags.
    To be married for 20 years with 4 kids and to do this to your family is unconscionable. I don’t care if the other woman is ‘your soul-mate’. No MAN would ever put his family through that. It’s a lose/lose in that district

    • Richard Wayne

      Exactly! WTF, SC? You give us Demint and Hayley and then elect Graham and this loser? What schizo conservative state….

      • thetreyman

        that was tim scotts house seat. he won it with 65% of the vote. sanford probably wont get that as there will be people who just stay home but he probably will still win. it will depend on whether or not he can motivate the repub majority to actually go and vote. the dem being colberts sister may help sanford in the long run.

        • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

          Sanford might not even win.

          Once again, the democrats are putting their best foot (Colberts sister) down and the GOP is screwing it up.

      • $46661540

        Back to the dumb party…

      • JustLikeAnimals

        Used to live there. Very confused state.

      • Robby Gregg

        graham has been in office for a while and yeah he shouldn’t have won

    • Lady 12

      I’m with Michelle Malkin on this, I’m glad it’s not a choice for me to make. If it were, I likely wouldn’t be voting.

      • $20053871

        Yeah….just sit on your ass and give it to the Democrat. Smart thinking.,

        • Lady 12

          That (R) after Sanford’s name doesn’t make him a good candidate. If my memory serves me well, he took trips to visit his mistress on taxpayer dollars. Seems to me like he’s not too different from Democrats.

          • lraab

            An (R) has never made any candidate good.

          • $20053871

            An (R) in 99% of all cases makes it better than having a (D) If you don’t think so, then there really is NO hope for the Republicans.

          • lraab

            Republicans are assholes more often than not. Democrats are fine more often than not.

          • $20053871

            Enjoy being a dick? Because you sure are one.

          • $20053871

            You know what the (D) stands for don’t you….Dickhead??

  • DjWeideman

    I’ll bet his sons were real happy about her showing up. They’re about the same age I was when my parents divorced. I wasn’t too thrilled having to meet my dad’s new squeeze, either. And they have to do it in public.

    On the flip side, the Dems are the very last people who have a leg to stand on when it comes to lecturing *anyone* about infidelity and morality.

    And the worst part of all this is that Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert-Busch are the best that South Carolina can do.

  • nc

    This race is a LIV dream.

  • sqeptiq

    Sanford represents Republicans and conservatives well. Preach family values for money and political power; live another way altogether.

    • Silenttype78

      Reminds me of all the mansion dwelling limo-libs flying around promoting their garbage -but telling all us “little people” to be all concerned about our tiny carbon foot prints.

    • Anthony_1

      Yeah, sqeptiq. Imagine having the balls to run for office after leaving that poor girl to drown in his car after running off the Chappaquiddick bridge. Family values indeed…

      Oh, wait…. That was Ted Kennedy.

      Never mind…

      • sqeptiq

        It’s disgusting that you dance on poor Mary Jane Kopechne’s grave to make a political attack.

        • Anthony_1

          No, I’m dancing on her killer’s grave, Sparky. But you knew that already…. FYI, she was Mary JO Kopechne, not Mary Jane. You could at least get her name right when you lapse into Obot deflection mode.

          • sqeptiq

            OMG! Exploiting that poor girl’s death just to score political points. That’s beyond despicable.

  • NeoKong

    Hispanic outreach.

  • midnightgolfer

    revolting deserter

  • Silenttype78

    Disgusting.

  • bossmanham

    I don’t know much about this district. How the hell does this guy win?

    • thetreyman

      there hasnt been a democrat elected from SC-1 since the 70’s. and maybe the people there are more forgiving than internet commentators.

      • bossmanham

        So why would they elect this guy instead of the true conservative that was running against him?

  • Guest

    I will be voting for the opposition on this one, not just staying home because this is DISGUSTING!

    • $20053871

      Just give it to the Democrats. Same thing we have done in the past 5 years. Dumb Ass.

      • Guest

        The dumb ass is the one that keeps putting up candidates like Sanford and telling women the party embraces them. You are right, the same thing we have done in the past five years and beyond! Get a clue and stop name calling because you do not like what I have to say. Supporting politicians for the sake of the “party” is a ridiculous practice. I refuse to support another politician who has no respect for their own family, PERIOD!

        • $20053871

          Good….then sit home on your collective butts and let the Dems control your pathetic lives forever. Right now…I’vd vote for Satin if he had an (R) after his name. No man or woman is perfect. Get over it, you silly snobs.

          • Guest

            I enjoyed your response but not sure which part I liked better. That you will vote for SATAN (or maybe you meant some kind of fabric, not sure) if he has an (R) after his name or the name calling conclusion. I have to say your argument was so persuasive I almost reconsidered.

          • $20053871

            At least I gave you choices, a “Typo” (thanks for pointing that out)
            and (R), or the sister of a comic with at (D) after her name. But I’m sure you will just sit home and “show everyone where you stand” while the (D) sweep in for another victory. Really smart thinking. After the election, when Obummers has both houses, please do NOT bitch.

          • Guest

            An excerpt of Sanford’s legacy in South Carolina as reported by Jim Davenport in May of 2010…The state probe led to 37 charges and $74,000 in civil fines that Sanford paid in March. The scrutiny started when Sanford disappeared last June, returning after five days to admit to an extramarital affair with an Argentine woman he later called his “soul mate.”

            Republicans will have to work on selecting candidates whom people can respect and support because asking people to support Sanford is absurd! If WINNING is all that is important, maybe the GOP should contact Charlie Sheen about becoming their spokesperson.

          • $20053871

            Bring on Charlie …if he is a Republican. He Would beat the Comic’s sis hands down. But that wouldn’t fit your “high moral standards”, would it. There are NO saints in either party. Get over it.

          • Guest

            Good luck recruiting Charlie and while they are at it; they can try to recruit a candidate worth voting for. If wanting a candidate who will not use taxpayer money for his own use and someone who will honor his family fits your idea of “high moral standards,” then I will take that.

          • $20053871

            You would fine fault with Jesus Christ. Just keep swigging that “Tea” and get use to Democrats running your life.

          • Guest

            Now you are being absurd. There is no substance in your argument.

          • $20053871

            …and yours is “tunnel vision” You are just bone headed and deserve
            what you are going to get from the Dems.

          • Guest

            Defending the indefensible 101….when you do not have an argument resort to name calling. CHECK. Do not worry about facts because WINNING is all that mattters. CHECK. If you had a clue, you would already know that Sanford will most likely win in the district because it has been Republican since 1970! The caution here is winning the battle does not mean you win the war. As a Republican voter, yes you read that correctly, I will not tolerate this crazyness because it only gives the other side an argument that cannot be defended as you have been so kind to demonstrate with your attempts to do so.

          • $20053871

            Nice deflection, but you lost this argument before you got started, by saying you couldn’t or wouldn’t vote for him…that you would sit home first. Just because the Rep. have held on for many years, doesn’t mean they will win now. ALL NEED TO GET OUT AND GET BEHIND THIS MAN. If we lose the house, that means there will be no stopping Obama. The house is the only thing standing between us and Obama. If that is what you want, then sit home and twittle you thumbs.

          • Guest

            Nice try on the deflection comment the Republican thing was a surprise; I take it. The one concession I will give is that I had, and still have, no intention of supporting Sanford. ALL will not support him, and it will be interesting to see how it works out. The GOP needs to clean up their act if they want to retain the House. Do not be concerned that I will be sitting home twiddling my thumbs; I assure you I will not be.

          • $20053871

            You do what you think is best for you. I agree that the GOP needs to be dragged into the 21 Century and cleaned up & out. Until then…I will support the person with an (R) after their name, I don’t care if they were caught having anal sex with Lassie. Anything is better than a Democrat.

          • Guest

            The GOP clearly demonstrated they need to be dragged into the 21st century when they backed Sanford. I recognize that some people can support whoever they need to for what they perceive as the greater good. In fact, I think the GOP was counting on that when they chose Sanford. It is a gross miscalculation, in my opinion, that I would like them to understand now rather than later.

          • $20053871

            I’ m sure the GOP will take your concerns under advisement! Meanwhile, I take it you will vote for the Comic’s Sis,…or sit at home and give the Dems another victory!

          • Guest

            You are more optimistic than I am that the GOP will take my concerns under advisement. Sarcasm noted. I did, however, express my concerns by sending an email to the RNC, GOP, and the SCGOP. Sadly, there is no circumstance in which I would support Sanford.

          • $20053871

            Good for you for contacting them.

      • Lady 12

        bluestormrising, could you please cut out the language and the insults? They don’t help your arguments. Enough people voted for him that he won this election, he may win again. But it may be better to lose this seat at an election than in another resignation.

        • $20053871

          Marta KS….SHOVE IT!!

  • Shawn Fifield

    “Can’t wait for the attacks on Sanford by the party of Bill Clinton.”….. Well I sure am not a Democrat, but with this POC Mark Sanford, I am not sure I want to be a Republican either. To justify this guy with “Bill Clinton did it” just lessens the principals that the Republican party is supposed to stand for. leave the adulterers and liars to the Democrats and hold ourselves to a higher standard or stop thinking we are any better than Democrats!

    • lillymckim

      I think the person was just pointing out the hypocrisy within the Democratic party after all Bill Clinton and JFK are the patron saints of the Democratic Party.
      IMHO I don’t think the person was trying to justify what Sanford did.

      • Lady 12

        That’s how it appears to me as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hadi.ferhoun Hadi Ferhoun

    He DID NOT break ANY law!!! What he did with his wife and kids is his personal matter. So all these so called conservatives should look into their own lives and leave him alone. He is and will be a great politician – way to go SC!! you guys elected Nikki Haley, Sanford is just another religious man you elected (-;

    • DjWeideman

      It’s not even the infidelity that’s the problem here. Sanford’s not the first married politician to have an affair. But, as the Governor, he dropped off the face of the earth for a week. No one knew where he was, while he was off in Argentina with his ‘soul mate.’ What does that say about his character, that, as the Chief Executive of his state he just disappeared for personal reasons?

      Would he do it again? Probably not, but it will always cast a pall over anything he does while in the House. The really sad part is that the GOP in South Carolina couldn’t do any better than him. But these days, that’s the story across the country. Why would any good and honorable person even want to get into politics these days? No wonder the state houses, legislatures and the Congress are filled with narcissists, bullies, cheats and lawyers.

      • Sandi B

        Adding lawyers is redundant, IMHO.

    • Sons Thunder

      Before leaving office as governor, Mark Sanford avoided impeachment but was censured by the Legislature over state travel expenses he used for the affair. He also had to pay more than $70,000 in ethics fines — still the largest in state history — after Associated Press investigations raised questions about his use of state, private and commercial aircraft.

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/02/south-carolina-mark-sanford-wins-gop-primary-for-old-house-seat/

      • brewerandpatriot

        So you’re saying with all his skill in abusing taxpayer dollars, he should skip running for the House and go straight for the presidency?

        • Patrick Dennehy

          HA!

    • bossmanham

      RIght. So a man’s character can’t be seen in his lack of fidelity to his family? Jesus said he who is faithful in little will be faithful in much, and the converse is also true. Conservatives ought to be ashamed of supporting this sleaze ball.

  • John (it true me am)

    Proud to say not my district…

  • Kate

    I don’t live in SC, but is a write-in campaign possible? Some pundits thought that the Missouri GOP should have done that after the Akin disaster.

    As it stands now, this is a lose-lose situation for Conservatives. If Sanford wins, the GOP looks like a bunch of hypocrites (which I’m sure the media will bring up for the next 50 years). If Colbert’s sister wins, it’s another House seat lost. Ugh…

  • OpedAnderson

    I would have left my wife for her too……

  • $20053871

    I look at it this way: He cheated. It’s over he and ex-wife have moved on. I think we should too, unless you want to lose to a Democrat AGAIN. Support this man and move on.

    • gekkobear

      Right, we need people like this in positions of power. Support this man.

      What do I know about him? Not much… I do know that he violated his word, his oath, and screwed over people he promised to protect for his personal benefit.

      Clearly that’s what we need in a Congressperson. Someone who will make the hard decisions to put their own personal interest over the interests of those who trust them.

      Or do you think that people don’t follow patterns of behavior and their actions in the past can’t possibly be any indication of what they might do in the future?

      • $20053871

        So you are going to just give it to a Democrat, who is the sister of a silly comic…her only claim to fame? Really smart. Just sit home and let the Dems win AGAIN.

  • © Sponge

    Look. This is why the country is in the state its in. THESE are our politicians. Bill Clinton is a ‘god’ in the Democrat party and Republicans are the stupid party. We’ve got corruption and graft EVERYWHERE and people wonder why we can’t figure out how to run the country on $2 Trillion a year.

    Stop the world, I want to get off. We’re screwed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

    I believe that this issue is between the candidates and the voters of South Carolina. If I lived there, I would vote for anyone running against the “D”. I do not care if he/she is a porn star, a philanderer or a recovering alcoholic or the like. With the nation at stake, voting “D” is the same as putting one more nail in the coffin of the nation. Its that simple.

    • $20053871

      Exactly the point have been making. I don’t care how low life he is, don’t vote for a Dem/socialist. Vote for a Republican. Get off your high horse and quit looking down your nose, you bunch of holyier than tho creeps.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Forgiveness? Hello…Christians???

    • SWwife

      Forgiving vs voting for are 2 different things

      • Lady 12

        Bingo.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Wow. Two high quality candidates to choose from. One is a lying, cheating, media hungry whore, and the other ran off to Argentina with his mistress.

  • SWwife

    WTH is wrong with South Carolina?

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    This race will be close.

    If the dems get it, we can take it back in 2014.

  • Stan

    The Republican Party is going to Sh*t and you have these sleaze bags jumping from the shadows to help lose Congress. Must be Democratic plants.

  • J.N. Ashby

    The hell is a Curtis Bostic?

  • Robby Gregg

    im from SC in this district dont like the fact he won at all voted for the other guy but it is what it is will vote for him to keep Colbert’s sister out

    • $20053871

      Thank God!!! A man who has a brain and actually thinks.