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Anti-Gay South Carolina GOP Governor Sanford Admits to Affair

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South Carolina Republican Governor Mark Sanford, a "family values" kind of guy who believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, admitted to an extramarital affair today after nearly a week of speculation as to his whereabouts.

Not only does Sanford oppose same-sex marriage, he also opposes civil unions as well as gay adoptions. Do you think Sanford's four kids missed him when he skipped out on them for Father's Day last weekend because he was cheating on mommy?

As little as two weeks ago, Sanford told Joe Scarborough that the Republican Party should not shift its views on same-sex marriage.

Watch both clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

In its coverage, FOX News identified Sanford as a Democrat:

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  1. You can't make this stuff up! I am beginning to think that "family values" is code for "I am engaging in unethical or immoral behavior."

    Posted by: Voet | Jun 24, 2009 3:45:22 PM


  2. Proving, yet again, that to these family values types a marriage is between a man and a woman, and whatever other people of whatever gender the man chooses to have sex with. Sanctity, you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    Posted by: JT | Jun 24, 2009 3:46:53 PM


  3. Is there a listing somewhere of all these goons who vote anti-gay n "pro-family" but are getting or got booty on the side?

    Posted by: Lito S. | Jun 24, 2009 3:53:06 PM


  4. I guess what he really meant to say was, "I think marriage is between a man and a woman and another woman and another woman and another woman and another woman."

    Who fucking knew Sanford was a Mormon?

    Posted by: Rainbow Rascal | Jun 24, 2009 3:54:11 PM


  5. Oh boy, the kicker's gonna be when we all find out his "dear friend" whom he met so "innocently" 8 years ago...is a dude.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Jun 24, 2009 3:55:09 PM


  6. Can someone please stitch together all of these "admitting to affairs" press conferences, prefacing each with the politician's position on gay marriage (and their claims how it will undermine the institution of marriage)?

    Seriously, that list is getting awfully long (if you include tele-evangelists, it becomes mini-series long)...

    Posted by: Terry | Jun 24, 2009 3:55:51 PM


  7. Another bigoted hypocrite bites the dust!

    I wonder whether the "other women" is a women, and not a man!

    Posted by: Godfrey | Jun 24, 2009 3:57:25 PM


  8. Who is that dumb bitch behind him that is smiling and laughing the whole time? Classy...wow.

    Otherwise, not a big suprise. Family values my ass.

    Posted by: Ian | Jun 24, 2009 4:00:57 PM


  9. That dump bitch is most likely just another cynical voter.

    Do you blame her for laughing; these politicians are CLOWNS!

    Posted by: Godfrey | Jun 24, 2009 4:07:10 PM


  10. One down, Mitt & Tim to go Youbettcha(T.M. not to be used without permission of sarah pac inc.)

    Posted by: S. Palin | Jun 24, 2009 4:07:32 PM


  11. I have a feeling these right-wingnuts must think that "Sanctity" is latin for "have sex with people with tities"!

    Posted by: alex in boston | Jun 24, 2009 4:11:53 PM


  12. Why does Towleroad link to the racist, anti-gay hate site of Perez Hilton?

    Is it right to call a black man a "thug" because of the color of his skin?

    Is it right to call a lesbian "SaMANtha" because you hate lesbians?

    Is it right to spew the word "faggot" at other people because theat's the worst thing you can think of to call someone?

    Is it right to post private, naked pictures of a gay man whose career is on the rise thanks to his contributions to a film that promotes gay rights?

    Is it right to hijack the gay marriage debate in the most idiotic and destructive way to promote your own website and publicize yourself?

    Is it somehow okay to spread anti-gay hate just because the person doing so happens to be gay?

    Why does Towleroad promote the website of soemeone who spreads hate?

    Posted by: paul c | Jun 24, 2009 4:12:17 PM


  13. It was gay marriage!!!!!!!

    It is always gay marriage that drives these good xtian soldiers to cheat on their wives

    Us bad gays should be sorry for driving holy sanford to the arms of a woman not his wife.

    :-)

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Jun 24, 2009 4:12:20 PM


  14. Seriously though, he really got choked up when he spoke of his "Dear Friend", a man, no less....more emotional then when he spoke of his wife of 20 yrs or his 4 sons!! MMM methinks he doth have 2 sides to his life!!

    Posted by: alex in boston | Jun 24, 2009 4:15:27 PM


  15. The governor somehow didn't include his own kids in his week long hijinks? People are going to start believing he isn't a "family
    values" kinda guy. Of course they do get in the way when horizontal hockey is on the agenda with someone other than their mother.

    Posted by: Nick | Jun 24, 2009 4:17:01 PM


  16. First John and Kate now this. Its been a bad week for family values! And me marrying my partner of 16 years is going to screw things up! Please!

    Posted by: SCOTT | Jun 24, 2009 4:17:06 PM


  17. I think he could learn a lot about the definition of marriage from some gay married couples!

    Posted by: Anonymous | Jun 24, 2009 4:17:34 PM


  18. I am just so embarrassed that us poor gay people across the country and around the world caused this fine upstanding Governor of South Carolina to abandon his marriage vows and betray his wife and four sons. Shame on us!

    Posted by: John | Jun 24, 2009 4:20:47 PM


  19. Are we sure that this "dear friend" is a woman? All the quotes I've seen from Sanford are suspiciously gender-neutral, as in "this person," etc. I'm just saying...

    Posted by: Joe Brown | Jun 24, 2009 4:21:10 PM


  20. You gotta just love it when these bigots get caught.

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Jun 24, 2009 4:21:38 PM


  21. Damn!

    All I got for Father's Day was a card and a tie!

    Posted by: Zeke | Jun 24, 2009 4:25:30 PM


  22. I love the girl in the back who smiles through the whole thing. Cracked me up.

    Posted by: Torb | Jun 24, 2009 4:25:36 PM


  23. Once again, the Republican's had me completely fooled............not.

    Posted by: Tommy | Jun 24, 2009 4:28:00 PM


  24. For those of you wanting a list of all Republican hypocrites, here's :

    gophypocrites.com

    Pop some popcorn or fix a tall, stiff drink and enjoy!!!

    Posted by: steve | Jun 24, 2009 4:28:09 PM


  25. Just a guess, and maybe I'm wrong, he never mentioned the gender of the other. But you know, if it turns out to being a guy, that isn't news anymore these days.

    Posted by: Tommy | Jun 24, 2009 4:32:12 PM


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