Monday, December 24, 2012

Yet Another Failed Former Politician (Not Chuck Hagel in this Instance) Seeking Relevance

Here we thought we could take Christmas Eve off because we'd have nothing to write about but already we've had commentary on failed Chuck Hagel and stupid U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, prompting his nomination as our December Hall of Shame nominee.  

Now we read that adulterer, liar former Republican governor of South Carolina is thinking about running for the U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by Tim Scott who was just appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy created by Jim DeMint's resignation..

Let's get this straight.   This is the guy that told his staff he was going to take a little solo walk  along the Appalachian Trail only to be discovered in South America with his girl friend while wife (now former) and staff wondered where-the-hell their husband and governor was.   

Now he wants to run for the U.S. Congress?   Only in America. 

We're beginning to think that all candidates for higher offices should be given Rorschach exams or some form of exam to determine whether they are mentally fit to serve.    Actually, that might have saved us from Chuck Hagel.....

From The Hill:

Former Gov. Sanford says he is considering run for House seat

By Meghashyam Mali

"“To answer your question, yes the accounts are accurate,” said Sanford, according to the Associated Press. Sanford promised “further conversation on all this” in the near future.

Before being elected to the governor’s mansion, Sanford served in the House representing the same area now in Scott’s district.

Scott was appointed to the Senate by Gov. Nikki Haley (R) after Sen. Jim DeMint announced earlier this month that he would leave the upper chamber at year’s end to run the Heritage Foundation.

A GOP primary to replace Scott is slated for March, with the special general election to be held in May. Candidates must file before the end of January, according to reports.

Sanford’s ex-wife Jenny has also said she is interested in running for the House seat. “I'd be crazy not to look at the race a little bit,” she said last week.

South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly told the AP that as of last Friday, 14 Republicans had expressed interest in entering the race.

“Gov. Sanford getting in would certainly alter the dynamics,” predicted Connelly. “That list would go down significantly.”"

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