Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sanford's confession - Updated

I watched the presser. Call me crazy, but I have a gut feeling that the affair is a lie too and he was doing something much nastier so he confessed to an affair because that's acceptable sin in the GOP. I could be wrong, of course, but it strikes me as odd that he would plan to spend a week breaking up with a mistress. And to do it over Father's Day weekend is rather bizarre timing.

On a different note, hey Fox "News", Sanford is a Republican, but you knew that. Funny how you never make that "mistake" in the other direction. Sadly, you're not alone in using that smarmy tactic.

Update: So there is an Argentinean mistress. The local paper has emails, that they've been sitting on since December. Everybody is "giving him credit," right up to Josh Marshall, for being so forthcoming. I don't know. My lie-dar is still twitching. But I hope I'm wrong for his kids' sake.

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Anonymous Reaganite Republican said...

What an idiot- the DNC has been tracking his every move since he embarassed Chairman O with his rejection of porkulus funds.

Anybody with a dozen brain cells could tell you he would get caught. Oh well- he wasn’t going to beat Palin, Gingrich or Romney anyway.

Thanks, stoopid- and good job, I hope it was worth it... I pray for your family.

5:19:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Well, from the GOP perspective, he did you a favor by getting caught. Would have been worse if it happened later on in the game. But mark my words, if some enterprising reporter decides to dig deeper, I'm thinking Enquirer here, I think they might find something uglier than just a run of the mill affair.

7:19:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The Republican Party should just open a whore house for its members. They will have to get some man whores for guys like Craig.

Republicans deserve to be hammered on these sexual revelations, after all, they have spent decades telling America their morals and family values are superior to Democrats.

9:44:00 PM  
Blogger Pamela Zydel said...

This just makes me SO mad. I'm sick of these guys making a mockery of the Republican Party. It's a disgrace.

12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just an observation, as has bee pointed out elsewhere, this type of affair is a bipartisan one.

Two words:

1. Spitzer
2. Edwards

6:46:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Time and Pam, people are just human. I know lots of people who have had affairs. Some of them are friends. It's not the sort of thing I want to hammer anybody about. The real travesty is the hypocrisy of insisting they're so morally pure.

Hey MidWest. Long time no see. Been wondering what you're up to. It's true, infidelity knows no party. The way the media treats the incidents is annoying though. As is the way the GOPers treat the scandals on their side. As the saying goes, IOKIYAR.

9:24:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's not usually worth trying to enlighten an idiot, and one who thinks Ronald was a hero is better of not approached with anything shorter than a barge pole, (a sharp, pointed one) but If anyone has been watching Sanford, it's because his career was based on persecuting infidelity.

"infidelity knows no party."

Perhaps, but that's become a formula the "family values" people recite all too often -- as when another moral bloviator and persecutor turns out to be worse than the people he persecutes. I'm tired of people reminding us of that ocular mote when there's a sequoia sticking through their pupil.

Anyway that limp phrase is the launching pad for so many flimsy attempts at false equivalence that my instinct is to deny it, and it does seem that this kind of flagrant hypocrisy attaches to the Republicans far more than to anyone else - and even if it doesn't, it wasn't the Democrats or the Girl Scouts who put the nation through years and years and years of investigations into Clinton's sex life and it wasn't anyone else but them who obsessed during the worst of times about pornography, dirty words on the internet and other concerns of the sexually depraved. From Ken Starr, to Gingrich all the way to Sanford: perverts and weaklings and hypocrites all. What kind of partisan lap dog still sees them as leaders and what kind of a party doesn't make them walk the plank? That's right and instead of expelling them, we are treated to excuses and "well the Dems do it too." Pathetic.

That party needs a house cleaning like never before and yet we get childish accusations, moral persecutions, witch hunts - literal witch hunts - and some gimp dancing around singing "Bomb Iran" and "infidelity knows no party."

How can I respect anyone who respects that party?

10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


These are elected officials. They pass the laws we must live by, including moral laws of adultery, sodomy, rape, gay sex, divorce, etc...
They decide what is legaly accepted sexual behavior of all kinds
It's more than hypocrisy.
I protest (speak out against) any elected official that speaks to what my morality should be legally, when his own morality is non-existent.
What he did is legally accepted evidence, that would be grounds for divorce. this goes way beyond just a personal matter, that is not my business.

12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Yeah, the hypocrisy and the false equivalence annoy me too. And actually TIME, I've heard that infidelity is against the law in SC, so if we wanted to make a example of it, we could demand he answer to the laws of his own state.

I guess the empath in me just doesn't want to put his kids through a sustained media circus. I'm already bored with the story, even I'm sure there's more to it. I can't believe how much press it's still getting.

Personally, I'm much more irritated about the continuing media angst over a lowly blogger getting a Q at the presser. If I'm going to obsess about anything, it's going to be that. I feel another post coming on, in fact...

1:44:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


I really could care less about his adultery.

I use it to point out that elected officials should get out of the business of moral legislation.

Why should it be governments business what two (whether hetro or homo) people do in private.

I'll leave his private life alone, if he will give the same consideration to all other Americans.

His opinion of different lifestyles is fine. His legal vote that makes others lifestyle practices legal, or not, is what I have a problem with.

Yes, I've had enough of this also.

I think he should resign.

I'm not a prude, but if I have to listen to one more of his love letters being read on air, I'm going to puke.

2:16:00 PM  
Blogger Joe "Truth 101" Kelly said...

As much joy as I take from Republican scandal, particullarly seamy ones like this, my joy was tempered when you beat me to the punch in predicting this would get even seamier for Governor Sanford.

You know your stuff and are quick on the draw Libby Spencer. I'm glad you're on my side.

5:00:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

TIME, good point about the legislation. I think the good news in this bad story is that it will make it harder for the fundies to push morality laws. As for having him resign, it would be good payback for what happened to Spitzer for instance, but I don't think anyone should be punished for sex. Even infidelity. That's between him and his family. That just sets up the whole fundie premise that sex is somehow wrong, unless it's practiced under some kind of arbitrary rule.

Hey Truth. I'm glad you're on my side too.

5:15:00 PM  

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