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Thu May 2, 2013, 01:00 AM

Walter Rhett: Mark Sanford Is No Marion Barry. He’s Worse!



In the televised debate Monday night for South Carolina’s US House seat in District 1, Mark Sanford compared himself to Bill Clinton. Huh? Yep. The House’s most conservative Republican former member found common ground with the former Democratic president. You already know it was not an act of statesmanship. Clinton and Sanford were fallen, pushed by demons and desires into sin. Clinton looked to God for redemption. Mark Sanford turned to Bill Clinton.

Since Sanford brought it up, their sins and failings warrant a comparison, especially when a Republican in a Republican district evokes Bill Clinton as his politician savior. Is this a new thesis of mercy or an invitation to temptation? Their crimes do share elements both wide and narrow.

Narrow, as both had hot scandals. Both lied and were caught, both were in the public eye. Both had affairs. After that, the connection breaks down.

Clinton remains married. His wife is our former Secretary of State. Sanford chose divorce. He is engaged (but not yet married!) to the Brazilian woman with whom he had the affair. Clinton never ran again for public office. Sanford, who fervently supported and then broke self-imposed term limits, wants another chance. Clinton was not fined for the private use of government property. He avoided successful impeachment as the first President for whom the bill of high crime (and misdemeanors!) involved oral sex (it really is sex!). His high crime was lying about his risk-taking; his DNA was saved on a dress...


More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2013/05/01/mark-sanford-is-no-marion-barry-hes-worse/

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Thu May 2, 2013, 03:23 AM

1. Sanford disappeared from his job and left the state with no leadership. Clinton didn't.

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Thu May 2, 2013, 08:02 AM

2. Terrific Article..K and R..Please take the time to read it all. thanks for posting....nt.

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