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Hooray: South Carolina Republicans About to Nominate Mark Sanford for Congress

wiseone Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 6:39 PM
I don't understand why he doesn't just join the Democrat Party.he's got all the credentials needed.

Just to jog your memory a bit, Mark Sanford is the former South Carolina governor who resigned as chairman of the Republican Governors Association and was censured by his state legislature in the aftermath of a bizarre 2009 sex scandal.  Yep, he was the guy whose staff claimed was off "hiking the Appalachian Trail" when he mysteriously disappeared for nearly a week in June of that year -- when, in fact, he was visiting his journalist mistress (now-fiancee) in Buenos Aires.  WaPo's Jennifer Rubin reminds us of another fun fact about the imbroglio: