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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.

Now Sanford.

Might such people be inherently more dishonest?..easier to blackmail?...

Hummmmm?

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.?

15 comments to Longtime Embargo Foe, Republican Mark Sanford, Caught Lying Through his Teeth

  • Larry Daley

    Looks like Castro's honey traps are working full time.

  • Gigi

    oh, he was in the Smokies all right ~

    hope he roasts in financial hell with the alimony and child support

    livin' la vida loca while the wife raises the family - get a load of those family values

  • drillanwr

    I thought Sanford was some business-minded guy ...

    Was it really necessary for him to not only out-source a mistress, but the hook-up too?

  • Mr. Mojito

    Has anyone located a picture of "Maria" the mistress ?

  • drillanwr

    Well ... hopefully she won't turn out to be someone Bill Clinton would 'travel' for:

    http://tinyurl.com/kqklsj

  • Mr. Mojito

    drillan, #%$*@))

    If Lewinsky had resembled Andrea Rincóns, I don't think any man in America would have blamed Slick Willy.

  • drillanwr

    Mr. Mojito -

    Yep, we are an aesthetically-driven society alright.

    Can't wait for the tabloid MSM to reveal Sanford's g/f.

  • Absolutely nothing wrong with whooping-it-up with a luscious Rincon-type--unless you made a vow beforehand, as both Sanford and Clinton made.

  • drillanwr

    Hey, Humberto -

    One of my comments caught in your "awaiting moderation" net.

    Do a sister blogger sweet,and fish `er out? Plzzzz???

    Maggie

  • Andrea Rincon. Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow. Wow. Almost had a heart flutter there, as Richard Pryor's Mudbone used to call it...

  • jackofnotrades

    Unfortunately, I just moved to Jeff Flake's area. I'll have to work on this. I'm not Cuban, however, I have quite a few Cuban friends that live in Flake's district.

  • Rayarena

    >>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.?<<

    ROTFLMAO!

  • Maggie,

    I don't know how to "fish 'em out?"

    Sorry.

  • asombra

    I'm just wondering, just how stupid IS Sanford? Sheesh.

  • Honey

    I guess, by now, most of you have heard of John Kerry's ignorant remark that it's a shame it was Sanford instead of Sarah Palin.
    She gave him the perfect response. with a big smile she said something like, "What's the matter, John? Why the long face?"
    Is that perfect or what?
    If the media is not successful in destroying her, I still want her to make it to the top. She would be so entertaining and just right on all the issues.