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    Re: SC governor's whereabouts unknown, even to wife

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Personally, I don't see why politicians are held to such an absurdly high standard in their personal lives. They are humans just like any of us and let me tell you that infidelity is quite common. I don't think that it affects his ability to lead any more than it did Edwards and Clinton. People enjoy sex and sexual taboos. Infidelity, while it is common is still a big taboo.
    In order to deal on major issues with someone it is generally a good idea to be able to respect them
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    If they cannot control themselves privately how can they be expected to show controlled leadership? I realize that is not always the case but in the public eye it is often the appearance that matters most. Look at the last election as an example. No qualifications to speak of, No administrative experience other than the ongoing campaign, yet it still got the people onboard a ship of fools.

    Pay the banks, pay the government, follow the exact same policies and still we as a people sign on. When a dog can take up three weeks of a news cycle and the most important accomplishment listed is how he looks in swim trunks then we are all in trouble.


    While I like many of Sanfords positions his lack of vision in foreseeing how events played out force me to say "You're fired"!
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    Re: SC governor's whereabouts unknown, even to wife

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
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    your wellington boots or mine, I must say Python mate, as a liberal I did get a lot of mileage out of the foot tapping in the airport repub loo guy, what a tosser he was

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    Re: SC governor's whereabouts unknown, even to wife

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Personally, I don't see why politicians are held to such an absurdly high standard in their personal lives. They are humans just like any of us and let me tell you that infidelity is quite common. I don't think that it affects his ability to lead any more than it did Edwards and Clinton. People enjoy sex and sexual taboos. Infidelity, while it is common is still a big taboo.

    For instance they are the party that preaches the sanctity of marriage expecially one's that involve a man and a woman and then go out and preach about fidelity as this governor did.

    The Republican party tries to sell itself as the party of family values.

    They have set themselves up for this..and they should be held to a higher standard for that.

    Or should we just ignore all of the "high morals" preaching that repulicans like this have been doing?

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    Re: SC governor's whereabouts unknown, even to wife

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    your wellington boots or mine, I must say Python mate, as a liberal I did get a lot of mileage out of the foot tapping in the airport repub loo guy, what a tosser he was
    i bet we could drink us some pints brother!
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    Re: SC governor's whereabouts unknown, even to wife

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    For instance they are the party that preaches the sanctity of marriage expecially one's that involve a man and a woman and then go out and preach about fidelity as this governor did.

    The Republican party tries to sell itself as the party of family values.

    They have set themselves up for this..and they should be held to a higher standard for that.

    Or should we just ignore all of the "high morals" preaching that repulicans like this have been doing?
    So what? We are all hypocrites in our own way.

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    Re: SC governor's whereabouts unknown, even to wife

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    For instance they are the party that preaches the sanctity of marriage expecially one's that involve a man and a woman and then go out and preach about fidelity as this governor did.

    The Republican party tries to sell itself as the party of family values.

    They have set themselves up for this..and they should be held to a higher standard for that.
    Well, not ALL of them. I'm not sure if Sanford was one the family values crowd. And to be fair, Edwards also preached about his commitment to his wife before he was found out.
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    Re: SC governor's whereabouts unknown, even to wife

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Me too. The only time I get a laugh out of it is when they put themselves on that platform with their "family values" drivel. As Glinda pointed out, the hypocrisy screams out. If you are going to claim the moral highground you better be prepared for the backlash when you fail. But it's quite true their sex life is none of my business. However, I'll still laugh at people like Larry Craig.
    so if they cheat or are tempted to cheat you think they should campaign on not having "family values" or just avoid the topic hoping that an opponant won't bring it up?



    Playing the political game sometimes requires being a hypocrite, contradicting yourself, rabble rousing () and all other manner of political tactics. I don't see this changing anytime soon. It hasn't EVER changed since the beginning of this country.
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    Re: SC governor's whereabouts unknown, even to wife

    I'm kinda sad.
    Ensign and now Sanford were caught porking adult women.

    The last three Republicans caught with their pants down were either blowing men in airport stalls, chasing young boys, or wearing diapers with hookers.

    So this latest stuff is kinda boring unless it turns out Sanford was actually noodling underage midget trannies.



    ...fingers crossed.

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    Re: SC governor's whereabouts unknown, even to wife

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    so if they cheat or are tempted to cheat you think they should campaign on not having "family values" or just avoid the topic hoping that an opponant won't bring it up?

    Best to avoid the topic and focus on what you are going to do for the voter. Obama got elected without jumping aboard the family values train. Lots of people do the same. I don't care if they cheat or not, but there is no question you harm yourself and your party FAR more when you preach about your lofty moral standing and then get caught with your dick in the mouth of someone who is not your spouse. The reason most people cared so little about Clinton was because we all knew he'd cheat on Hilliary. Who wouldn't? People just have a worse reaction when you preach A and then do the opposite. Which seems to be the GOP soup du jour lately.
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    Re: SC governor's whereabouts unknown, even to wife

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    For instance they are the party that preaches the sanctity of marriage expecially one's that involve a man and a woman and then go out and preach about fidelity as this governor did.

    The Republican party tries to sell itself as the party of family values.

    They have set themselves up for this..and they should be held to a higher standard for that.

    Or should we just ignore all of the "high morals" preaching that repulicans like this have been doing?
    You are criticizing someone for reaching for the high ground and falling back into the muck.

    You would rather we all remain in the muck with you and not try to better ourselves at all?

    I called it this morning before the story even broke. No public position like that can keep secrets for long. His brain was obviously on the south end....
    Resignation accepted.

    I am glad he was able to even see his wrongdoing and resign (eventually he would have been caught) unlike the lengthy rollcall of jackasses that wear their debauchery like a badge of honor and remain in the senate. ie Franks, Daniel Inouye,Brock Adams,Fred Richmond,John Young,Wayne Hays, and so on and so on.
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