South Carolina Chooses Mr. Appalachian Affair Again

Well, former Governor Mark Sanford is in the favorite in the Republican runoff for Congress after he got 37 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election.

Yes. You read that right.

He will face either former Charleston County councilman Curtis Bostic or state Sen. Larry Grooms, who are neck-neck-neck for second place at 13 and 12 percent, and will have to wait for an automatic re-count.

Sanford was disgraced as governor when he disappeared and then told his staff he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. Instead it turned out that he had jaunted off to Argentina with his mistress, Maria Belen Chapur, to whom he has since become engaged.

It was thought that the embarrassing affair would have ended Sanford’s political career, but apparently the voters of South Carolina have short memories.

“Are you ready to change things in Washington?” Sanford asked a large crowd of supporters, flanked by his four sons.

If by “change” he means ” elect another politician who will lie to you until he gets caught,” then apparently they might be.