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February 18, 2013
Should South Carolina voters give Mark Sanford a second chance?
Jennifer Rubin doesn't think so: South Carolina's disgraced and disgraceful Mark Sanford - who lied to his staff and the public, went "walking on the Appalachian Trail," told no one of his whereabouts and wrecked his family - is running for Congress. He is madly playing for sympathy, telling crowds, "I am equally aware that God forgives people who are imperfect." This raises the question as to whether the people of South Carolina should forgive him, and moreover, whether forgiveness entails entrusting him with a new public office. He'd like to characterize his misdeeds as "personal," but they were anything but. As you may recall, Sanford used public funds for a tryst. This is a small-government conservative careful with the taxpayers' money? Moreover, he doubled down on his misbehavior, insisting for some time that he had used his own funds. Eventually, he was forced to repay $9,000. Rubin is factually correct, but facts rarely play a role in the American people's...(Read Full Post)