Politico: “I’m not in any way unaware of how I’ve let you down. I’m not in any way unaware of my well-chronicled failings as a human being,” Sanford told a Hilton Head Island Republican group last week, in the first public speech of his campaign. “But I am equally aware that God forgives people who are imperfect.”
And like that! (snap of fingers) his evil ways have been forgiven, they are no longer a factor, and, well, vote for Mark!
To recap, he’s the former South Carolina governor whose Appalachian Trail led him straight to political hell. But hey, he’s still with his Argentine “soul mate” and fiancé, María Belén Chapur and has avoided criminal charges following an ethics investigation, so everything is just dandy… especially now that he’s convinced himself that his god decided he can be the “family values” guy who Republicans will actually trust and vote for again.
He’s now suggesting, screw it, cheating on your wife and lying to the people who voted for you shouldn’t matter any more in the least, and he goes there in a brand new ad!
(CNN) - Former Republican Gov. Mark Sanford addressed the controversy that derailed his marriage and reputation in his first television ad for the special election in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.
And we know he means it, because he looks straight at us! Right in the eye! If that’s not sincere, I don’t know what is:
“Washington’s math doesn’t add up…”
“I’ve experienced how none of us go through life without mistakes. But in their wake we can learn a lot about grace, a God of second chances, and be the better for it. In that light, I humbly step forward and ask for your help in changing Washington.”
Here’s something else that doesn’t add up: Sanford’s rationale. Or as I like to call it, B.S.
Yes, we all make mistakes, but not on such a colossal level and with so much hypocrisy. Nor do many of us “go through life” deceiving millions of Americans and our children and spouses while also abandoning our elected positions. Those weren’t mere “mistakes.” That was done intentionally. That was calculated. And it was done while espousing “family values.”
As for his “second chances,” they involve a second marriage to his mistress as he publicly humiliated his wife.
Let’s hope Stephen Colbert’s sister beats the pants off him. Erm, well, you know what I mean.