Mark Sanford

Sanford: A comeback kid and potential wild card

Sanford: A comeback kid and potential wild card

Fresh off a redemptive win in South Carolina’s special election, former Governor Mark Sanford‘s return to Congress will make him a prominent wild card in an already fractious Republican caucus. Sanford, whose political career was short-circuited in 2009 by an extramarital affair that marred his last 18 months as governor, earned a political rebirth along […]

America is rife with politicians who like to screw around

America is rife with politicians who like to screw around

Let’s face it. Politics in America is stupidity on parade and randy political stupidity as well. At the National Rifle Association convention in Houston last week, one of high profile speakers was Sarah Palin, the failed 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate, failed former Alaska governor and certified flake. In spite of all her failures, Palin […]

Mark Sanford finds redemption from South Carolina voters

Mark Sanford finds redemption from South Carolina voters

In a story of political redemption, Mark Sanford is headed back to Congress after his career was derailed by scandal four years ago. “I am one imperfect man saved by God’s grace,” the Republican told about 100 cheering supporters Tuesday after defeating Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch to win back the 1st District seat he held […]

Mark Sanford continues comeback bid by winning GOP nomination for House seat

Mark Sanford continues comeback bid by winning GOP nomination for House seat

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday cleared another hurdle in his bid for political redemption, defeating a former Charleston County council member to win the GOP nomination for the U.S. House seat he held for three terms. “It’s been a very long journey. And in that journey I am humbled to find ourselves […]

Mark Sanford’s comeback: ‘The God of second chances’

Mark Sanford’s comeback: ‘The God of second chances’

Mark Sanford says he believes in “a God of second chances,” and now the former South Carolina governor has taken the first step toward reviving a political career that was derailed by an extramarital affair. Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert, always dreamed of a career in politics — and now […]

Another day, another claim of an affair with Nikki Haley

Another day, another claim of an affair with Nikki Haley

A South Carolina lobbyist resigned from a rival political campaign on Wednesday and then became the second man to claim he had a tryst with a Republican lawmaker trying to become the state’s first female governor. Lobbyist Larry Marchant admitted he had no proof to back up his allegation of a one-night stand with state […]

Did South Carolina governor candidate bang a blogger?

Did South Carolina governor candidate bang a blogger?

A conservative political blogger says he banged South Carolina Republican candidate Nikki Haley — a Tea Party sweetheart endorsed by Sarah Palin — while serving as her speechwriter and communications specialist. Will Folks claims the affair happened in 2007 but Haley says she never slept with Folks and calls his allegations “quite simply South Carolina […]