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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Marrion Barry was what? 21 years ago? half the posters on this thread would have been... what? 4-5 years old? Some of guys are either showing just how old and decrepit you are or how irrelevant your historical facts are.
    Marion Barry is still in office, representing the 8th Ward on the DC City Council.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Marion Barry is still in office, representing the 8th Ward on the DC City Council.
    Yes, and his case happened... 21 years ago. Most voters in his district are either too young to remember or probably wouldn't care about his drug use. So how is that relevant to.... an elected official today using tax payer money to finance his trips to see his mistress? Before you answer that: Say it wasn't his mistress, it was just his wife. He'd still be using tax payer money to finance his trips to see her. How does that remotely compare to a guy being arrested for drug use? Which I'll I don't need to remind you, you Libertarians seem to be in support of legalizing because it doesn't harm anyone. But, I get it.

    20 years from now, drug use will be mostly legal. Using tax payer money to fund trips and see your mistress will still be frowned upon. By most anyways.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes, and his case happened... 21 years ago. Most voters in his district are either too young to remember or probably wouldn't care about his drug use. So how is that relevant to.... an elected official today using tax payer money to finance his trips to see his mistress? Before you answer that: Say it wasn't his mistress, it was just his wife. He'd still be using tax payer money to finance his trips to see her. How does that remotely compare to a guy being arrested for drug use? Which I'll I don't need to remind you, you Libertarians seem to be in support of legalizing because it doesn't harm anyone. But, I get it.

    20 years from now, drug use will be mostly legal. Using tax payer money to fund trips and see your mistress will still be frowned upon. By most anyways.
    I'm in favor of drug legalization and against using public funds for private purposes. What's your point?
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I'm in favor of drug legalization and against using public funds for private purposes. What's your point?
    Essentially what you've said is that:

    1. I'm partisan for calling out a politician for misappropriating public funds, regardless of his lean

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    2. also calling out the irrelevancy of bringing up a guy who was sent to jail for engaging in something the entire US population does.

    If that's partisan, I'll take it before I take false comparisons.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes, and his case happened... 21 years ago. Most voters in his district are either too young to remember or probably wouldn't care about his drug use. So how is that relevant to.... an elected official today using tax payer money to finance his trips to see his mistress? Before you answer that: Say it wasn't his mistress, it was just his wife. He'd still be using tax payer money to finance his trips to see her. How does that remotely compare to a guy being arrested for drug use? Which I'll I don't need to remind you, you Libertarians seem to be in support of legalizing because it doesn't harm anyone. But, I get it.

    20 years from now, drug use will be mostly legal. Using tax payer money to fund trips and see your mistress will still be frowned upon. By most anyways.
    By Philip Rucker
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    Friday, July 3, 2009

    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford did not improperly use state money to pay for trips to New York and South America to see his Argentine mistress, state law enforcement officials concluded yesterday, as the governor reiterated that he has no plans to step down despite mounting pressure to do so.

    The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division reviewed Sanford's travel records and "found absolutely no misuse of funds," agency director Reggie Lloyd said in an interview. Sanford (R), who is spending the holiday weekend in Florida with his wife and their four sons, released 44 pages of personal and official travel records and credit card statements yesterday showing that he did not use public money in connection with his extramarital affair.

    He reimbursed the state $3,304 this week for part of an official state-sponsored trip to Brazil and Argentina in June 2008 during which he spent time with his mistress, Maria Belén Chapur, said Sanford's spokesman, Joel Sawyer.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Essentially what you've said is that:

    1. I'm partisan for calling out a politician for misappropriating public funds, regardless of his lean

    and

    2. also calling out the irrelevancy of bringing up a guy who was sent to jail for engaging in something the entire US population does.

    If that's partisan, I'll take it before I take false comparisons.
    You might start by getting your facts straight.

    By Philip Rucker
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, July 3, 2009

    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford did not improperly use state money to pay for trips to New York and South America to see his Argentine mistress, state law enforcement officials concluded yesterday, as the governor reiterated that he has no plans to step down despite mounting pressure to do so.

    The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division reviewed Sanford's travel records and "found absolutely no misuse of funds," agency director Reggie Lloyd said in an interview. Sanford (R), who is spending the holiday weekend in Florida with his wife and their four sons, released 44 pages of personal and official travel records and credit card statements yesterday showing that he did not use public money in connection with his extramarital affair.

    He reimbursed the state $3,304 this week for part of an official state-sponsored trip to Brazil and Argentina in June 2008 during which he spent time with his mistress, Maria Belén Chapur, said Sanford's spokesman, Joel Sawyer.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Essentially what you've said is that:

    2. also calling out the irrelevancy of bringing up a guy who was sent to jail for engaging in something the entire US population does.

    If that's partisan, I'll take it before I take false comparisons.
    Your point was not that it was something the entire population does, but rather that it was too long ago to be relevant. I merely pointed out that Barry is still in office. You'll do better if you learn the facts of the matter before you post.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

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    Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revived a scandal-scarred political career by winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in three decades.

    The comeback was complete when he defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford had 54 percent of the vote.

    too ****in funny to see this level of partisan blindness.

    We have seen it in both parties, remember D.C. mayor Berry. I seen it down here with McKinney. For a lot of people it is all about the D and the R. Not the person or candidate. There are districts here in Georgia, both Democratic and Republican where you could run Charles Manson on one ticket against Mother Teresa and Manson would win if he had the right D or R depending on the district.

    In this case to beat Sanford in a district so full of Republicans the Democrats would have had to run a very conservative Democrat and they are far and few in-between. Then too, no conservative Democrat could win a primary among Democrats.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    By Philip Rucker
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, July 3, 2009

    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford did not improperly use state money to pay for trips to New York and South America to see his Argentine mistress, state law enforcement officials concluded yesterday, as the governor reiterated that he has no plans to step down despite mounting pressure to do so.

    The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division reviewed Sanford's travel records and "found absolutely no misuse of funds," agency director Reggie Lloyd said in an interview. Sanford (R), who is spending the holiday weekend in Florida with his wife and their four sons, released 44 pages of personal and official travel records and credit card statements yesterday showing that he did not use public money in connection with his extramarital affair.

    He reimbursed the state $3,304 this week for part of an official state-sponsored trip to Brazil and Argentina in June 2008 during which he spent time with his mistress, Maria Belén Chapur, said Sanford's spokesman, Joel Sawyer.
    That's the important part. Regardless of how you view it, he was on tax payer money spending time with his mistress. If any of the people at my company did this, they'd be fired without much ado.
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    There is no denying that most adult Americans found it extremely offensive that the Liberals would find electability comfort and reassurance in the fact of a pop culture comedy name.

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