Surely you remember Mark Sanford — the disgraced ex-governor of South Carolina who admitted to carrying on an extra-marital affair while in office. Sanford told friends and family he’d be hiking the Appalachian Trail while, in actuality, he was having a rendezvous in South America with an Argentine woman. He was later censured by the South Carolina General Assembly following a State Ethics Commission investigation into allegations that he misused state funds to conduct his affair.
Yep, that Mark Sanford.
Anyway, that Mark Sanford is back… and running for Congress. In his very first TV ad, Sanford makes an appeal to voters and a “God of second chances.”
“I’ve experienced how none of us go through life without mistakes. But in their wake we can learn a lot about grace, a God of second chances and be the better for it,” Sanford says in the ad, titled “Change Washington” — because nothing changes Washington like electing another philandering narcissist. Gross.