Now that Mark Sanford gloated in his primary victory next to his Argentinian mistress, to whom he is now engaged, we should remember his "Christian" outrage at Bill Clinton's affair and his vote to impeach:
This is "very damaging stuff," Sanford declared at one point, when details of Clinton's conduct became known. "I think it would be much better for the country and for him personally (to resign)... I come from the business side," he said. "If you had a chairman or president in the business world facing these allegations, he'd be gone."HuffPo: Sanford Was Harsh Critic Of Clinton Affair, Called President A Rascal
Explaining his decision to back impeachment articles against Clinton, he added, "I think what he did in this matter was reprehensible... I feel very comfortable with my vote."
Just to remind you, Sanford used state funds to screw his mistress in Argentina:
After his affair was revealed in June 2009, Sanford first claimed, "There's been a lot of speculation and innuendo on whether or not public moneys were used to advance my admitted unfaithfulness. To be very clear: no public money was ever used in connection with this."wikepedia.
After a reporter used the Freedom of Information Act to seek records of what public funds were used to pay for Sanford's trip to Argentina, Sanford eventually chose to reimburse taxpayers for expenses he had incurred one year earlier with his mistress in Argentina. He said, "I made a mistake while I was there in meeting with the woman who I was unfaithful to my wife with. That has raised some very legitimate concerns and questions, and as such I am going to reimburse the state for the full cost of the Argentina leg of this trip.” On August 9, 2009, the AP reported that Sanford may have violated state law by other abusive use of state planes, including to fly to get a haircut.
He never resigned, finished his term, and now wants to be in Congress.
Republican family values: Mark Sanford, Vitter in Louisiana. All you have to do is say "I repent" and Republicans will vote for you. As for his mistress, will she wonder at night as she ages whether Mark is hiking that Appalachian Trail with a new soulmate?
Hypocrisy goes hand in hand with Republican Fundamentalists.
My suggestion for a Sanford ad:
Tired of your spouse? Is she (or he) getting a little up on years? Is the pizzaz gone? Tired of sex with the same person?
If you're a Republican, there is an answer! Hi, I'm Mark Sanford, and I want to invite you to take a walk on the Appalachian Trail to your very own Argentine firecracker!
Family values means never having to be stuck screwing your spouse when a younger model comes long!
Vote Sanford and leave that old ball and chain behind!
This message brought to you by Mark Sanford, family man, Christian, and noted trail hiker!