Who knew that the Appalachian Trail extended all the way south to Buenos Aires??? Nothing says I support "family values" than having an affair on Father's Day. Just like with John Ensign (another Republican who was recently admitted an affair). The Tabloid Party is alive and well. I am writing about this because of the hypocrisy. I'm not any shade of perfect by any means but I don't claim to be unlike many of these Christian Conservative politicians and rank and file.
So, moving on: Guess what Senor Sanford said in 1999 about the Bill Clinton affair:
"The issue of lying is probably the biggest harm, if you will, to the system of Democratic government, representatives government, because it undermines trust. And if you undermine trust in our system, you undermine everything." -CNN February 1999.
These Christians need to chill out and open their minds when it comes to sexuality. Or at least don't be so vocal about other people's sex lives--especially condemning them to "hell" and calling people horrible names. You aren't perfect and never will be so stop pointing fingers and calling everyone around you immoral and degenerate because they happen to live differently than you do. You're just as much a "sinner" as everyone else you condemn. The rules that these Christian Conservatives place upon themselves and everyone else are completely unrealistic a lot of the time. Yet they keep being surprised when one of their own (or themselves) end up falling short on keeping their own rules!!! Wake up and realize your ideal life might not be someone else's ideal life and as long as no one is breaking the law then leave their private life alone.
Why can't you just try to live your life according to your own beliefs and leave everyone else alone to live how they choose? What business is it of yours to peer into everyone's personal life and proceed to tell them they are a horrible person and judge them like you are the "God" you worship? I thought he was the won to judge--in other words, "Who died and made you 'God'?" So when you inevitably make a mistake and fall off our high horse to land down in the mud of life with the rest of us retched "sinners" then don't be surprised when you throw some of that mud at you and call you a lying sack of shit hypocrite!!!
However, in Sanford's case there is a bigger, political issue at hand. He lied to this constituents and left them without a governor for a week. What if a natural disaster struck while he was down in his love nest in Argentina playing Don Juan? I said it when John Ensign was busted for having an affair too. Stop making sexuality a political issue!!! A person's sex life is their own goddamn business. You're just going to have to deal with the fact that not everyone is straight, not everyone believes in no sex before marriage and not everyone thinks sexuality is something to be repressed all the time. DEAL WITH IT because until you do you're going to have these Republican politicians who say one thing and do another.
I'm glad that he finally came clean but as usual it seems like he only came clean because the media figured out his elaborate cover-up. I think the biggest aspect to this issue that people have the hardest time with is how he handled this disappearance. He willingly mislead his family, his staff and the good people of South Carolina.
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