Mark Sanford "proved to the world that you can have your cake and eat it too with his undeserved victory."

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Today's L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Mark Sanford is back in the game," May 8

South Carolina proved that it is possible to talk a dog off of a meat wagon with its election of disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford to his old House seat in Congress.

The Republican candidate proved to the world that you can have your cake and eat it too with his undeserved victory. Bill Clinton has nothing on him. And now the party of family values has a new standard-bearer in South Carolina for ethics, integrity, duty, responsibility and family loyalty.

His campaign should be examined and written about in leadership circles as examples of how to betray everyone except yourself and then record a margin of victory so comfortable that you made it look easy. He gives public service a bad name.

Kimberlyn Hearns

San Bernardino

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  • r_dale

    He may not have deserved the victory, but the people of South Carolina, that benighted place, deserve exactly what they get in him.