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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Former Gov. Mark Sanford's rough signs mask polished congressional campaign effort | Election | The Island Packet

Former Gov. Mark Sanford's rough signs mask polished congressional campaign effort | Election | The Island Packet: "...In her 2010 memoir, former first lady Jenny Sanford tells her own stories -- most of them unflattering -- of his frugality. In one, Mark Sanford bought her a diamond necklace for her birthday. He ultimately made her give back the beloved gift after deciding he'd paid too much for it...." One of Mark Sanford's handmade campaign signs is photographed Tuesday along U.S. 278 in Bluffton. "..."He's not the warm, fuzzy, romantic type that other husbands might be," Jenny Sanford said at the time. "Mark is kind of an odd duck. He's a guy who was raised in a very tough time on (a) farm. And once you understand that, other things make sense."..." IN A RELATED STORY Turner blasted Sanford, the race's front-runner, Tuesday for campaign signs that read, "Sanford saves tax $."
"...It's hypocritical for him to take that money, then claim to save taxpayers' money," said Turner, a Charleston economics teacher and son of media mogul Ted Turner..."
"...About an hour after Jenny Sanford talked of her pain and feelings of betrayal, her husband brushed aside any suggestion he might immediately resign, citing the Bible and the story of King David _ who continued to lead after sleeping with another man's wife, Bathsheba, having the husband slain, then marrying the widow. 
"What I find interesting is the story of David, and the way in which he fell mightily _ fell in very, very significant ways, but then picked up the pieces and built from there," Sanford told members of his cabinet in a session called so he could apologize to them in person and tell them the business of government must continue..."
Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/03/06/2408191/congressional-candidates-spar.html#storylink=cpy
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