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Sex, Lies and Stupidity June 25, 2009

Posted by judylobo in Film Awards, Photography, Politics, Videos.
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sanfordWhat is it about some politicians that makes them think they are the ones that can get away with indiscretions, infidelities and recklessness?  We expect incompetence and ineffectiveness from them but seem to always be surprised by the latest scandal. I have my annual June, two week delightful house guest and am not as diligent as usual to the political shenanigans of the day.  However, when I heard this breaking story a few days ago about the missing Governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, something did not smell right. Here was a guy who was front and center in the ‘stimulus rejection’ crowd (think Sarah Palin) and was also on the imaginary talking heads list of 2010 contenders for a run for the President. What does he do?  He goes for a hike on the Appalachian Trail and his wife does not know (or seem to care) that she has not heard from him.  And sin if sins, he is missing over Father’s Day.  What will his four young sons think?  Oh my, oh my.  It, of course, turns out that he was crying over her in Argentina.  Who is she?  Her name is “Maria” as revealed in some revealing email messages between the governor and said girlfriend. She has two kids and lives in Buenos Aires on a street named Republica de la India, Palermo district.  This story will have some legs until the next scandal breaks in a few days.  Mark Sanford is toast.

–  Speaking of scandal, check out this site for great scandals in US history.

–  Alternet.org has a list of The Top 10 Political Sex Scandals of All Time including these delicious titles:

10. If You Can’t Beat Them, Lick a Hooker
9. Baby, You Make Me So Harding
8. Jungle Fever Down in Dixie
7. Spitzing the Magic Pussy
6. Long Dong Justice
5. Out of the Closet and into the Stall
4. The Jesus and Meth Chain
3. All Men Are Created Horny
2. “Get a Ruler and Measure It For Me”
1. Oral in the Oval

–  100 seconds from yesterday:

–  Gail Collins has some thoughts about Mark Sanford too. On behalf of the people of Illinois and New York, I’d like to thank South Carolina for giving us Mark (“I’ve been unfaithful to my wife”) Sanford. Finally, a governor who’s weirder than Rod Blagojevich and less responsible than Eliot Spitzer.

–  Speaking of crazy: Glenn Beck (true crazy man), claims U.S. is only country with automatic citizenship upon birth. Not true.  Read on here.

–  In other news: The best picture shortlist at the 2010 Oscars will be 10 films instead of the customary five, it has been announced.  Official organizers have said the move will recognize a wider range of films and include “more populist movies”.  It is the first time since 1943 that 10 films will be in the running and has been called “a return to the past”.

–  In the always leave’ em laughing mode, check out this Mark Sanford parody (I’m a horny man):

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