Governor Mark Sanford worked hard to pass South Carolina’s discriminatory constitutional amendment banning recognition of relationships that aren’t between one man and one woman.

“You’ve drifted a long way when you have to actually go about the business of defining what marriage is,” Sanford said.

So, can The State (newspaper) provide an accurate count, please, of the number of women in the Sanford marriage?  Mark Sanford seems to have drifted a long way beyond the constitutional amendment he got passed in South Carolina.

The names of two other women tumbled into the newsroom.

Fearful Sanford’s staffers did not get it — that the paper would ask publicly what Sanford’s relationship was with Maria — a State editor called Davis, Sanford’s former chief of staff.

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And more names of women were coming in over the transom.

The total was at three and counting.

“Women?!” Davis responded, sounding incredulous. “Women?!” 

Presumably, Davis was incredulous at the plural and not at the gender. 

It’s time for Governor Sanford to answer lots of pointed questions about who, what, where, when — and how much money.   South Carolinians are certainly entitled to know whether taxpayer-funded resources were used to enable, or cover up, any of these other alleged affairs.  Especially South Carolinians whose unemployment assistance has run out, or whose food stamps have been cut off, or whose childrens’ health insurance has been endangered.  Only because Governor Sanford thinks that to spend federal stimulus money on their needs is wasteful.

While to waste state money on his need to get spent is stimulating. 

And Governor Sanford?  You can just stfu about my marriage, thank you very much.  Happy Pride, to you and your many loves! 

(thanks to bmaz for pointing me to The State’s wonderful, if incomplete, ticktock) 

Teddy Partridge

Teddy Partridge

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