Ex-South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, who left in disgrace after a sex scandal, has been elected to Congress. He defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of TV satirist Stephen Colbert. Blatant adultery is no longer a disqualifier for public office, even for Republicans, the old South, and the Bible belt. Maybe Buddhism helped Sanford to overcome his shame and grab back his power. [Read more…]
Remember Mark Sanford, the Republican governor of South Carolina? Disappeared in 2009? Released story that he was hiking the Appalachian Trail? Was really in Argentina with his mistress? Finished his term in disgrace?
Well, he just won the Republican primary for his old seat in the House of Representatives, an office he held before he was elected governor. Now divorced from his wife, he is engaged to his Argentinian flame. As if this isn’t fodder enough for political satirists, he will be running against Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch. The sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. [Read more…]