“It’s Different When We Do It”

CBS Charlotte:

Colbert: Sanford’s Win ‘Scares Me To My Core’

Angry about his sister’s congressional election loss to Mark Sanford, Stephen Colbert did the logical thing – and declared Sanford his new sister.

Supporting his sister following her defeat for one of South Carolina’s congressional seats, Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report,” took jabs at CNN, almost denounced his love for the state of South Carolina, and wondered aloud, comically, whether the lies leveled against his sister were a common part of political campaigns.

“This scares me to my core. I’m shaken. This was the first political campaign where I knew and cared about the candidate before they got into politics. I saw first-hand how her opponents smeared her with outrageous accusations I knew to be untrue,” he said on his show Wednesday night. “And that’s made me wonder if other campaigns have done this as well.”

Is it just me or do you get the feeling he’s only kinda sorta joking? His schtick got old a long time ago. Once upon a time he used his on-screen persona to “speak truth to power”. But since Obama took office he’s been defending power. He pretends to be a conservative, but it’s all satire. Except satire is funny, and Stephen Colbert isn’t funny anymore.

You can search all you want but you won’t find me taking a position on the SC special election. That’s only partly because of my general policy of staying out of elections that I’m not eligible to vote in. If figure that the people in South Carolina should pick their own representatives.

I was not particularly concerned about the effect the election would have on which party controls the House of Representatives, and I doubt there are any tea leaves to read in that election regarding next year’s mid-term elections.

I am familiar with Mark Sanford’s recent fall from grace. It is a sordid tale of personal failing that as far as I am concerned has nothing to do with his ideology or party membership. In recent years there have been plenty of sex scandals involving members of both parties.

But if the voters of South Carolina want to give a disgraced politician a second chance, that is their choice. It’s not like it was kept secret from them until after the election. That’s why I don’t understand the pearl clutching over Sanford’s win by Meghan McCain and other Vile Progs. It’s just democracy in action.

Vox populi, vox Dei.

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58 Responses to “It’s Different When We Do It”

  1. HELENK says:

    but but it was not THEIR democracy. no one else is supposed to have a choice.

  2. HELENK says:


    I would rather have to eat ground glass and shaved bamboo shoots the eat with these two

  3. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Tell me again the difference between the peccadilloes of Mark Sanford and Bill Clinton?

    • myiq2xu says:

      Bill kept his pants on.

    • yttik says:

      LOL, Clinton is better looking, more sophisticated, and he managed to keep his wife through the whole thing.

      (Er…things, that would be plural things.)

    • angienc (D) says:

      The orifice of penetration.

      As someone who supported Bill Clinton, I have no problem with SC voters deciding to give Sanford another chance despite the problems in his personal life.

      I do, however, kind of have a problem with the Dems who are clutching their pearls over it all. Move On, right?

      • myiq2xu says:

        It’s not that I think a politician’s personal life is completely irrelevant to his/her qualifications for the job. It does matter.

        But it is only one factor to be considered.

        Each voter gets to determine for themselves what factors they consider important. Different people can look at the same factors and reach different conclusions.

    • Karma says:

      Clinton squeeze it into his schedule and kept working. While Sanford abandoned ship/the country to get his squeeze. 🙂

      Everyone knew Clinton was chasing tail when he was elected the first time. Other than Sanford leaving his post. There really isn’t much difference with this election in terms of people knowing who they were voting for.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Methinks a horndog southern republican politician is better than a Dem relative of Stephen Colbert ? He certainly threw SC’s JRE under the bus in the name of “humor”? Game on 😀

  5. HELENK says:


    maybe they should have ran this ad. maybe some would have started asking questions sooner

  6. Lulu says:

    I’m tired of relatives mouthing off about their loser relatives. She lost Colbert. When Republicans lose they are supposed to Move On. So move on. She lost to a scandal plagued dope. What the heck does that make her if the voters preferred him? Why can’t you act like a loving brother and say you are proud of her and her effort? Bad mouthing the winner makes you a whining poor sport which I think we already knew. Just shut up and let her run for something else a little more in line with her experience level. Enough already.

  7. HELENK says:

    you said your son wanted to be a lawyer. Was he like this as a little kid?

  8. 4949erDweet (D) says:

    Well that settles it then. Sanford is pond scum.

  9. myiq2xu says:


    Too bad it was staged by Grizzlies’ employees.

  10. HELENK says:


    US wants 9 bases in Afghanistan, Karzai wants money and security

  11. HELENK says:


    maybe why kids get indoctrination instead of education

  12. Somebody says:

    I don’t know if anybody already posted this, but the pentagon told the armed services committee chair to pound sand


    • HELENK says:

      I stole it.
      how the hell did we get to the point that it ok to deny info to congress. the ones who hold the purse strings?

  13. HELENK says:


    this one flew under the radar. I guess oil is not that bad when a foreign country gives your friends money

  14. Somebody says:

    So Denise since you are the resident tinfoil hat aficionado, what do you think of the 17 servicemen relieved of their nuclear missle launch duty? Getting any pings??? Just standard military procedures??

  15. I am alive. Tired. But alive. Arrived to the town just outside Yellowstone, have tomorrow to do my laundry from the road trip and get rid of all the junk out of my car.
    That is all. I now return you to your regular programming.

  16. myiq2xu says:

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