The founder and publisher of Hustler magazine has endorsed Mark Sanford for Congress, lauding him as a “sex pioneer” who challenges the “sexual hypocrisy of traditional values” — and asking for a photo op.
“I’m endorsing Mark Sanford for U.S. Congress because no one has done more to expose the sexual hypocrisy of traditional values in America today,” Larry Flynt of Hustler said in an endorsement posted Tuesday on YouTube. “Mark Sanford has demonstrated by his words and deeds that traditional values are shameful and that he will not live by such rules. His open embrace of his mistress in the name of love, breaking his sacred marriage vows, was an act of bravery that has drawn my support.”
In his endorsement, Flynt also slammed the GOP for abandoning Sanford — “but I’m willing to step in and stand erect for Mark Sanford,” he said — and praised Sanford backers in the First District of South Carolina for forgetting the teachings of their preachers and being willing to “toss the false sanctity of marriage into the trash can.”
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I endorse Sanford for the same reason.