TGIF/Weekend edition - June 26-28, 2009

 

 

Sanford's trade mission to Argentina contradicted US policy
News & Observer - Kevin G. Hall - ‎6-26-09
WASHINGTON -- When South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford added a stop in Argentina to his trade mission to Brazil last June, the side trip should have raised eyebrows because he was undertaking a trade mission that the U.S. government was unwilling to make.

 

Embattled South Carolina Love Gov. Mark Sanford says he isn't quitting
New York Daily News - Helen Kennedy -6-26-09
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford insisted he won't quit Thursday amid mounting evidence he didn't dump his Buenos Aires mistress when he vanished to Argentina.

Limbaugh Blames Sanford's Affair On Obama, Because Why Not?
Huffington Post - ‎6-25-09
Everyone in the world, of course, is having a big old sad about Mark Sanford, and how his political career is hobbled because he was carrying on a secret


 

"Today the governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, who's the head of the Republican Governors Association, held a press conference to reveal he had an affair with a woman from Argentina. People were shocked because Republicans traditionally don't do well with Hispanic women." --Conan O'Brien
 


 


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If it comes down to Senator Ensign vs. Governor Sanford for the Republican 2012 presidential nomination, Iím going with Sanford. More foreign experience. - Laugh Lines

 



 

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Sanford Used Taxes For Sex

 

 South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits he used taxpayer money to see his mistress in Argentina and plans to repay the cash.

But the Republican still faces questions about the way he dismissed state law officers assigned to protect him and whether he should have transferred power to his lieutenant while he was away and out of touch.
 


 

"Did you hear about Mark Sanford, the governor of South Carolina? He mysteriously disappeared last week and nobody knew where he was. Today, Sanford admitted to having an affair in Argentina. I'm like, great, now we're outsourcing mistresses." --Craig Ferguson
 


 

 


 

Republican-Shenanigans News


Minnesota May Not Have A Senator Yet But They've Got Michelle Bachmann!

 

Rep. Michele Bachmann, citing concerns about government intrusiveness, says she won't fully fill out the U.S. Census form next year, even though that's a violation of federal law.

 


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"Mark Sanford, the governor of South Carolina -- this just keeps getting weirder. He was missing for five days. He finally showed up. He claimed that he was just hiking in the Appalachian Mountains. Then just today, he revealed that he was not hiking in the Appalachian Mountains, he was in Argentina the entire time -- in Argentina, where he was having an extramarital affair. Wow! It all seems insane until you realize who his mistress is -- Carmen Sandiego." --Jimmy Fallon
 


 

 


 

"The purpose of this trip was an entirely professional and appropriate business development trip," ... "I made a mistake while I was there in meeting with the woman who I was unfaithful to my wife with"- Governor Mark Sanford

 


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Blagojevich Update

 

Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich said Friday that making new friends during her time on NBC's reality show "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" helped her get over those she's lost since her husband's arrest on federal corruption charges.

Blagojevich arrived back in Chicago shortly after midnight after spending several weeks in Costa Rica for the show.
 


 

"Needless to say, this not great news for the Republican party. So many prominent Republicans have been caught in these situations lately: Mark Sanford, Larry Craig, David Vitter, John Ensign from Nevada. And do you want to know why this is happening? The gays. They've destroyed the institution of marriage and now this is what we get" --Jimmy Kimmel
 


 

 


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"Gov. Mark Sanford disappeared...and it turned out he was in South America. And then it turned out he was down there because he was sleeping with a woman from Argentina. Once again, foreigners taking jobs that Americans won't do." --David Letterman

 


 

 


 

Rhode Island Plantation State-of-Mind

 

The country's smallest state has the longest official name: "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

A push to drop "Providence Plantations" from that name advanced farther than ever on Thursday when House lawmakers voted 70-3 to let residents decide whether their home should simply be called the "State of Rhode Island."
 


 

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"You guys remember Dick Cheney? Vice President for eight years? Listen to this - and by all means try to stay in your seats when you hear the news. Don't be rushing out to bookstores. He's written a memoir about his life. Not just a memoir, a thousand pages! It's a great book. You can actually use it to stand on to reach a better book." --David Letterman
 


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Odd News


To Help You Deflate Photo

 

 

A stingray leaps out of the water as it is hunted by a killer whale, whose fin can be seen below the ray, just off St. Heliers beach in Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

Photo/New Zealand Herald Photograph, Brett Phibbs

 

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