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Mark Sanford, hardcore hiking enthusiast
Ah, who can ever forget Mark Sanford? Who would ever want to? Disgraced ex-governor of South Carolina; formerly potential Republican presidential candidate; staunch advocate for family values, who once called Bill Clinton a "rascal" for his extramarital activities; tragic victim of circumstance, who had the misfortune of falling madly in love with a curvy "erotic beauty" in Argentina who just happened to not be his wife; and inventor of the greatest euphemism of all time.

Sanford hasn't finished disgracing himself though. Oh no. He misses elected office, and with the special election this year to fill the House seat in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, well, that's practically like an engraved invitation from God himself, isn't it? So after confirming that his scorned ex-wife is not considering running against him just to exact further revenge—on top of the revenge memoir she wrote—Sanford had himself yet another gem of an idea:

So when Mark came to visit [his ex-wife], he arrived with a proposal.

“Since you’re not running, I want to know if you’ll run my campaign,” he said. “We could put the team back together.”

Jenny told him, in so many words, that wasn’t going to happen. Mark made one last appeal.

“I could pay you this time,” he said.

Sure, he humiliated his wife in front of the whole world and now plans to marry his mistress, but hey, how could Jenny turn down the opportunity to make a few bucks helping her ex restore his political career, right?

Actually, on second thought, she'll probably find a way.

Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 09:27 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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