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Current Event Cat of the Day: Mark Sanford

Current Event Cat - Mark Sanford Wins

Disgraced former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford defeats Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the South Carolina special election.

Republican Mark Sanford made quite the political comeback on Tuesday after winning the special election for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. Mark Sanford left his position as governor of South Carolina in disgrace back in 2011 after admitting his hike through the Appalachian trials was, in fact, an extramarital affair with an Argentinian woman. Oh and also using taxpayer money for travel expenses. Happens to the best of us! What’s next? Anthony Weiner making a comeback in New York? Oh wait…

Initially behind in the polls, Sanford’s popularity rose in the last week and he somehow managed to defeat his opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report. The defeat is especially frustrating because before the final results were calculated, Sanford indicated he would retire from politics if defeated. So close!

In his acceptance speech, Sanford acknowledged “God’s role in all this” and thanked God for sending him “angels.” Ugh. I can’t even deal with that right now. Maybe he will go on a victory hike in the Appalachian trails and run into a bear…

Via: Current Event Cats

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