Longtime Embargo Foe, Republican Mark Sanford, Caught Lying Through his Teeth
S. Carolina Gov., Cuban "embargo" foe, and multiple Cuba traveler Mark Sanford admits to whooping it up with Argentine senorita during Fathers Day, after telling his wife and sons he was hiking in the Smokies.
From a Chicago Tribune article back in 2000:
"Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), a supporter of engaging Castro by allowing more commerce and travel to Cuba..." Sanford said the GOP leadership is blocking the bill "due to political contributions and influence from the Cuban community. It's legitimate, but that's how the game is played in Washington."
"So this last fall on my own dime, I bought a ticket to Cuba. I went in essence illegally, if you want to call it that. Turns out I could have gone, so I didn't actually go illegally, as a member of Congress, but I went below the radar screen. I bought my own ticket to Nassau and from there I bought a ticket on Havana Tour from Nassau down to Havana."
Why are Republican embargo foes so often nailed in such matters? Recall Larry Craig, playing footsie in the men's bathroom, in hopes of more.
Might such people be inherently more dishonest?..easier to blackmail?...
Call me a scandal-monger but will the Big Shoe eventually drop on Republican embargo foe and frequent Cuba traveler, the very prissy Jeff Flake.?