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Report: Disgraced Former Governor Mark Sanford (R-SC) Will Run For Congress

McGovern Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 1:22 PM
If I were to take off a week, lie about it, and end up in Argentina visiting a girlfriend in an adulterous situation, the school board would fire me in a minute. And I would not be hired by any other district. But then again, if I were to have sexual relations with a student teacher in my office, the school board would fire me without thinking twice. Yet we allowed a president to do it because "it's a private affair".
w-smith-84 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 1:48 PM
"If I were to take off a week, lie about it, and end up in Argentina visiting a girlfriend in an adulterous situation, the school board would fire me in a minute."

Highly doubtful. Unless you violated district policy by taking unapproved days off. You can't be fired for cheating on your spouse UNLESS it's a written district policy.

"And I would not be hired by any other district."

Again, highly doubtful. Why not?

If you slept with a student teacher, then yea, you might get fired. Pretty sure there's something in the district policies forbidding that.

Now for your "BIG LIE".

'Yet we allowed a president to do it because "it's a private affair".'

Apparently you don't recall the Clinton impeachment proceedings.

Grow up...
McGovern Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 1:57 PM
Tell me why he wasn't removed from office?
McGovern Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 1:59 PM
By the way, your "highly doubtful" comments show a complete lack of understanding on the way local school boards operate.

It is not only not "highly doubtful", it is very likely, since it happened to a colleague in this school district.

Grow up.
w-smith-84 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 2:07 PM
"Tell me why he wasn't removed from office?"

He was acquitted. Ever think of trying 'teh google'?

w-smith-84 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 2:11 PM
That's strange given my spouse is a teacher, my brother in law is a teacher, we have MANY, MANY friends who are teachers in several different districts and I hold a masters in education.

I bet there's more to your colleague's story that you know or are telling us...

If your supposed colleague was fired for an affair and it's not forbidden in the district policies then they were unlawfully terminated. It's quite simple.

McGovern Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 2:20 PM
"He was acquitted."

Why?

I think if you will try "teh google", you may find out what I was talking about.

By the way, since you have a master's degree in education, maybe you should think about using a spell checker.
McGovern Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 2:21 PM
Nearly every school district has a "morality" clause somewhere in the contracts of administrators.

If your school district doesn't, it's in the minority.

It's quite simple.
w-smith-84 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 4:05 PM
"maybe you should think about using a spell checker."

For what?
w-smith-84 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 4:18 PM
DOH!

Quotes should have tipped you off...

You're funny!
McGovern Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 4:21 PM

The word “shameless” doesn’t even begin to describe Mark Sanford’s imminent return to South Carolina’s political scene (via The Weekly Standard):

Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina, will run for the House of Representatives, sources close to Sanford confirm. He will try to win election to the seat formerly held by Tim Scott.

Sanford, a Republican who held the House seat himself from 1995 to 2001, will announce his intention to run early next week, ahead of the January 18 filing deadline. The special election to succeed Scott, who was appointed to the Senate by Governor Nikki...