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Yes, Gentle Reader, disgraced former Guv Mark Sanfiord has become a joke. He is being used as a joke advertising a website whose slogan reads: “Life is short. Have an affair.” Click the link above to see the billboard, it is pretty funny.

And it gets crazier, as oftimes happens in partisan politics. You likely remember Mr. Sanford as the guy who went AWOL from his job as Governor, stole public funds, cheated on his wife, and generally wrecked his life, as well as the lives of others. More recently, he was busted for trespassing at his ex-wife’s house.

The biggest joke of all, though, is that Mr. Sanford has a good chance of winning a congressional election next week, because he has an “R” after his name. That’s right: a self-confessed liar, thief, cheat and likely head case may well win an election because (and only because) we have political parties, and partisans vote for their party’s candidate, regardless of how corrupt and crazy that candidate may be.

We have met the joke, and he is us.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Mark Sanford took another hike recently: he was trespassing at his ex-wife’s house, and got caught. She caught him sneaking out, using his cell phone as a flashlight. No word on what he was doing in her house, or who he did it to. Or how often he has done it before and not been busted.

Not everyone who trespasses is a pervert, of course (after all, be might have been stealing something instead), but we have reason to wonder in his case. You may remember Markie as the disgraced former governor who betrayed his oath of office, lied to people, and cheated on his wife (all on the taxpayer’s dime). So he has already demonstrated a disregard for the rule of law, and a penchant for out-of-bounds sexual activity.

This writer has always seen Sanford as a crooked, hypocritical, lying cheat: a typical politician, in other words. But sneaking around your ex-wife’s house in the middle of the night? People, that is really, seriously creepy behavior. The sort of thing we associate with flashers, child molesters, and other sex-related criminals.

The only thing more troubling than this Peeping Mark’s behavior is the large number of people who plan to vote for him in a few days. That, friends, is some seriously sick thinking.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky