Monday, May 06, 2013

Devastating new ad that suggests South Carolina voters cannot trust him and there exists the possiblity that Mark Sanford planted ringers to prove to reporters that the ladies still like him.

Apparently in response to questions about his ability to win the female vote, South Carolina Senate candidate, Mark Sanford decided to prove to reporters that he still has female support.

This from NBC:

On Saturday, after answering several questions about whether he thought a trespassing charge at his ex-wife’s home might compromise his standing with female voters, Sanford led reporters on a foray in downtown Summerville, S.C., stopping women to ask them their opinion of him, specifically referring to the question posed by a reporter for NBC News. 

“No group’s vote is a monolith,” Sanford said, pointing out that he had recently received an endorsement for Tuesday’s special election from a group of Republican women who took an ad out in a local newspaper. Sanford is running against Democrat Elizabeth Busch Colbert to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by now-Sen. Tim Scott. 

Sanford also noted that during his visit to the hot dog restaurant Perfectly Frank’s, where earlier that afternoon his campaign announced the endorsement of the Tea Party Express, patrons had not brought the issue up. 

When the reporter noted that he was speaking to a crowd that included some people who had gone to the restaurant specifically for the campaign event, Sanford dismissed that context as “the case of any political venue." 

“If you’re a political figure, some people, because they hear you’re going to be at some place, they’re going to show up,” he said. 

Sanford then walked across the street to begin his meet-and-greet, flanked by two campaign staffers and three reporters, telling the reporter who asked the questions about his status with women that he rejected the “premise” that women wouldn’t vote for him because of his personal life. 

He then indicated he wanted to seek out women who “hated” him. 

“Let’s go to this woman – does she look biased?” he asked as he crossed the street, the NBC reporter walking next to him. 

 As a car whizzed by, he told the reporter, “Watch out, I don’t want you to get run over. Actually I kind of do, but that’s a different story.” 

After Sanford caught up with the woman he had pointed out, she told him she was a big supporter and that she would be making phone calls for him on Tuesday. 

A staffer, mimicking Sanford’s tongue-in-cheek approach, suggested that the woman had been planted. 

A few shops down, he stopped in a women’s consignment store to chat with two shoppers who were visiting South Carolina from Arkansas, but who had seen some of his campaign ads and signs, which they said were “beautiful.” 

“You look like you’re totally capable and we wish you luck,” one of the women told him. 

Laughing, Sanford pointed to the two cameras in front of him, saying, “you hear that?” 

Later, Sanford visited a women’s clothing store where the shopkeeper said she knew one of Sanford’s staffers, and that the staffer “knows I’m in your corner.” 

“Oh good,” the former governor said. “[But] that defeats what I’m after.” 

Pointing to the NBC reporter, he continued, “We were trying to find her a woman who hates me so she can use it in her TV show. She’s with NBC National.” 

As Sanford wrapped up his hourlong canvas, he came across a couple, each of whom expressed their support for him. 

After indicating, as he had previously, that the NBC reporter was looking to talk to women who didn’t support him because of his marital history, the woman, Patty Hulbard, responded, “I'm not your biggest fan. What you did I don't appreciate, but that should not influence my vote necessarily.” 

“You line up ideology with my thinking, so I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt,” she continued. 

“I appreciate that. Thank you,” Sanford said. 

Turning to NBC’s camera, he pointed and said, “That’s pretty close to what you’re looking for. We’re getting somewhere, all right.” 

I am not going to say anything to lead the witness, but YOU go ahead and decide for yourself how possible it is that EVERY woman Mark "Hiking the Appalachian Trail" Sanford talked to that day, with news reporters in tow, was a supporter of his election to the Senate.

Well I guess we will see for ourselves if the women of South Carlina can live with a lying weasel as their Senator or not after the election tomorrow.


  1. Leland4:24 AM

    I am not a female voter! But living in SC, I can tell you that EVERY woman I have spoken with about this pig says the same thing: NOT A CHANCE IN HELL!!!!!

    1. OverMountainMan9:03 AM

      Thats why he did this set up " Do you hate me " personal poll. For one people from the south and perhaps the north are allows polite and personable to your face, What Sanford is hoping for are the gullible who will see this and think, Well ? If those people can vote for this cad after what he's done maybe I can too. Its called desperation !

    2. Anonymous9:32 AM

      Proving They Have No Values, South Carolina Republicans Are Ready to Elect Mark Sanford

      Republican trespasser, court order violator, Appalachian Trail hiker, ethics violator, and post-abandoner Mark Sanford is proving that Republicans are bereft of any values at all.…

  2. OverMountainMan4:55 AM

    Uh Gryph ??? We haven't trusted Sanford for years, But I don't think its us North Carolinians decision to make lol

  3. Anonymous5:00 AM

    Now, I'm sure voters in "North" Carolina cannot trust Sanford but I think you mean "South" Carolina voters. Actually no voters anywhere should trust him.

    1. Oops, blogging faux pas.

      I typed South Caroline as the label but had a brain fart and made it North Carolina in the headline.

      I really need an editor.

  4. Sally in MI5:14 AM

    You know, every time the left brings up his despicable behavior, the right holds up a sign of Bill Clinton. Here is the difference, conservatives. Clinton never had intercourse with Monica. Clinton did not leave the White House, tell no one, and jet off to South America for trysts on the taxpayers' dime, and lie repeatedly about it. Clinton, when cornered, said "I did not have sex with that woman,' and technically, he did not. Whie Gingrich was screwing Callista, his then-aide, and trying to impeach Clinton, Clinton dropped his association with Lewinsky and went on to lead this country into a temporary financial security.And since leaving office, he and Hillary havew done nothing but work for a better world. What did Sanford do for SC? Make them a laughing stock is all. He even had the gall to ask his ex-wife to run his campaign, when he wasn't ignoring court orders. He is slime. Pure, stinking slime.

    1. Anonymous6:13 AM

      Thank you! As a resident of SC this is what I find most irritating about Sanford -- his unmitigated gall.

      How many jobs has any regular person ever had where they could disappear for FIVE days, use company money to fund their little excursion and no one bats an eyelash? If this clown is elected to another office, it will prove to me that some people of this state are just as stupid as I always thought they were.

      (I just have to add that it pisses me off to NO end that this man-child's signature is on my driver's license. I'd get a new one, but having Nikki Haley's signature isn't much better.

      I know, I'm petty...)

    2. Anonymous7:46 AM

      Speaking of Bill Clinton, I watched him yesterday do a presentation and then have a question and answer period and I was clued to the TV. He is a great story teller and he encouraged all of us to 'listen' and learn from each other - emphasizing that we all had 'stories' of our lives to tell that are of interest to everyone. (And, he referred to people all over the world - not just in the USA.)

      So enjoyed him!!!

  5. Anonymous5:42 AM

    What better an idea to lure the Christian vote in by a politician claiming a pregnancy before a national election and the child is special needs. I can smell the fish from here and it's rotten!

    1. Anonymous7:49 AM

      Sarah Palin is known (in Alaska especially) to have faked her pregnancy w/that youngest child that lives in their home. She had (supposedly) a special needs child to enhance her running as VP w/McCain and thank God they lost!!

      She is known to be nothing more than a liar and fraud and she and her husband (Todd, the pimp) should be in jail...did many, many misdeeds in Alaska!

  6. Anonymous6:15 AM

    Sanford is an ass but the argument that Clinton was any better doesn't fly either. Come on, he didn't technically have sex but, seriously come on a cigar?!?! And the "blue dress" is proof he got yea he was just as dirty. As a woman I would be pissed either way and as an American I am embarrassed for both of them.

    1. Anonymous7:53 AM

      I didn't agree w/Bill Clinton doing what he did back then, but Republicans in Congress have done way worse things!!!

      I sincerely like Bill and Hillary Clinton and both of them have gone on to do many wonderful things to enhance the USA and the world.

      And, I sincerely hope that Hillary runs for President because I think she will be elected. They'd be wonderful people having back in White House and I'd do everything I could to support her run...where the last two times I supported President Obama and VP Biden!

    2. Anonymous8:08 AM

      Politicians in general have done worse things but I think it is a tad bit worse when you are actually the President of the United States and you get caught doing it in the Oval Office. Kind of makes our country look like a joke. Kennedy was obviously the worst president when it came to being faithful to his wife and his numerous affairs while in the White House. Somehow people still viewed him as almost being a sex symbol and Hollywood during Camelot but times have changed. President Clinton just ended up looking creepy with his cigar.

  7. Anonymous7:01 AM

    Sanford has demonstrated he is entitled to use and screw over the people, his staff and wife. He has no regard for anyone apparently. Asking his wife to run his campaign spoke volumes about him. He is scum undeserving of anything. He does as he pleases not caring he cheats, lies, steals and abuses his power.

    He played the public with his crocodile tears when caught 'hiking' declaring his soul mate love. IMO men like this feel powerful deceiving people, conning them, and being a wolf in sheeps clothing.

  8. Anonymous7:43 AM

    Why would anyone vote for this guy? He's proven that he doesn't follow rules and assuredly doesn't like them!! I think he would manipulate anything he had to to get elected.

    I know I'd never cast a vote in his favor if I lived in that state!

  9. hedgewytch7:46 AM

    “You line up ideology with my thinking, so I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt,” she continued."

    Bwahahaha! What a stupid, irrational comment - gotta be from a fundy tepidparty-er! Plant for sure!

  10. The possible fly in the ointment is this Public Policy Poll of 1,239 South Carolinians that has Sanford holding a 1 point lead over Busch-Colbert (likely voters, not registered voters). But the fly may have drowned in the ointment, since the poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.8 points.

    Sanford has support from SC's two Senators, warmonger Lindsey Graham and interim Tim Scott, but Busch-Colbert has Joe Biden.

  11. Here's the less biased text from Public Policy Polling itself on the poll I posted above (which was from USA Today).

  12. Anonymous8:57 AM

    This country is going to hell in a handbasket!
    Didn/t Sanford Go MISSING from his elected position for a few days, as he was off fucking his mistress? Who was in charge of the state when he did that???
    And there are people in SC who would actually vote for this assclown again???????????

    I ask you SC voters: if any of YOU went MIA from your job for a few days, would you not 1) lose your job and 2) never get another job with that company again?

    If he gets elected, then all I can say is, the people of SC deserve him. If enough people with brains do not get out and vote, then there really is little help for that state.


    1. Leland9:11 AM

      I sincerely hope you are wrong as I happen to BE one of those voters. I can say NO ONE I KNOW will vote for him and I certainly won't. And I can honestly say I never voted for him BEFORE he was elected!

      Personally, I believe that the polls showing him as tied or ahead are those from the Repubes and they will lie about anything.

      In my job I meet a lot of people and only a small handful will admit they would - or even MIGHT - vote for him. And NOT ONE WOMAN IS IN THAT CATEGORY!!!!!!!!!

      But if, as you say, the pig, by some chance, happens to win, I will be sorely embarrassed. Of course, since I happen to be stuck with GRAHAM as my senator, I guess you could say I am already embarrassed.

      There is hope, though. Trending polls (honest ones, that is) say that SC is turning blue again. Oh that I could live long enough to see that happen!

    2. Anonymous9:36 AM

      Best of luck Leland!!

    3. Leland9:57 AM

      Thanks 9:36. We'll take all the luck anyone wants to send our way!!!!!!!

  13. Hey that's my town! And unfortunately there are plenty of women that only care that there is an R behind his name! But, having said that, I personally know many that will not be voting for him, we shall see! I work at the polls tomorrow, so I will be able to see the breakdown of my precinct at the end of the night.

  14. Anita Winecooler1:35 PM

    What a nice thing to say to a reporter!

    “Watch out, I don’t want you to get run over. Actually I kind of do, but that’s a different story.
    It's not just the trip, it's how he's treated Jenny SINCE the divorce that would give me pause, if I were a Republican voter that is!

    Yeah how "convenient" that he finds women who support him. Guess he got that idea from his pimp tourguide in Argentina?

  15. ibwilliamsi1:39 PM

    Gryph, if you've never been to SC, you can't know how crazy these people are. I won't believe that he hasn't won until the votes are all counted.


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