This article made my day, for sure.
I'm not attacking Sanford's kid, but I would like to make an observation. In the video of the victory party where the former governor introduced his Argentine muse to the general public, his son looked like a preschooler whose dog had just been killed. The boy is obviously an emotional wreck and incredibly uncomfortable with the present situation. I can only imagine what it's like to have two parents in a politically charged, disgustingly ugly public divorce at the age of 14.
So, is it possible he and his son were at a Super Bowl party with a bunch of drunk Charleston socialites, laughing and patting each other on the back, and the kid had a breakdown? Hell yes. Close-knit Southerners love their gossip and drunken men love laughing about their conquests. I'm sure this isn't exactly what happened, but I wouldn't be surprised if Sanford's child has overheard some things that haven't encouraged him to be proud of his father.
It is ingrained in every politician to weigh the potential profit and loss that could result from every action, no matter how trivial. Sanford, however, has a history of bad decision making and even worse excuses. What could he possibly have thought he could gain from a piece of tail in South America? What could he possibly have thought he could gain from going to his ex-wife's house just to comfort his son and watch the rest of the Super Bowl? He would've done better by taking his son to a college bar downtown to catch the game, introducing him to an underage girl in the process, and buying them both a Smirnoff Ice. All I'm getting at is that Sanford could very well have only been concerned about his emotional son's well-being and assumed his ex-wife wouldn't mind that he was at her house, considering the circumstances. I honestly believe the guy is that stupid in his personal life and his track record seems to back me up.
America loves politicians who publicly embrace the fact that they are, pathetically, all too human. I can't begin to speculate the outcome of the upcoming election, but I wouldn't be surprised if he wins. The fact that Sanford has been shunned by his own political party and denied access to their credit card may actually gain him votes out of pity. Hell, this whole debacle has done nothing but kept the news coverage flowing to the point of ridiculousness. Who gives a damn about Stephen Colbert's boring sister? Her baggage is the equivalent of a 2lbs carry-on; with Mark Sanford, we get to watch a fat guy try to wrestle a steamer trunk past the TSA. After witnessing that, who would you buy a drink for in the Delta Sky Club?
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