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The congressional race from hell. In the special election for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district, Mark Sanford (the former governor who disappeared in the middle of his term to visit an Argentine mistress) is running against Ted Turner (son of the leftwing nutjob billionaire who drives a Prius to his private jet) and they invited Jenny Sanford (Mark’s jilted wife) to join the race just to make things interesting… but she declined. Meanwhile, the favorite on the Democrat side is Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, sister of comedian Stephen Colbert (who ran for president in 2008 and 2012 as a joke).

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ooddballz February 19, 2013 at 8:50 am

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Well, this should be interesting.
The sad thing is one of these guys will win.

KW Willy February 19, 2013 at 11:13 am

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and that truly is sad…

poppajoe49 February 20, 2013 at 5:07 am

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Even sadder is that Stephen Colbert’s sister might win!
WTF is this, a Comedy Central original programming sitcom?
It sounds more absurd than a Broadway play written by Charles Manson!
They would be better off with Sanford’s Argentine mistress in office!

flashingscotsman February 20, 2013 at 8:30 am

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Another shining example of why there should be a “None of the Above” box on every ballot. If “None of the Above” wins, you have to start over, with none of the candidates from the first election eligible.

JPTravis February 20, 2013 at 8:58 am

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It’s not a bad idea, actually. I think people might show up at the voting place just to mark “None of the above.” Politicians might get a better sense of how people view them if they saw how many votes went to that box. I’d probably mark “None of the above” in most of the judge elections.

I might have marked “None of the above” in the 2008 presidential election.

flashingscotsman February 20, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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Then they could have the “None of the Above Party.” Complete with National Committees, get-out-the-vote campaigns, and maybe even some scandals.

Navyvet2 February 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

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Minnesota refuses to have a None Of The Above choice, for obvious reasons. However a few years ago they actually did. It said, Jesse Ventura, and he won in a landslide.

CO2Insanity February 19, 2013 at 8:51 am

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No matter who wins this one SC is screwed.

Elrond Hubbard February 19, 2013 at 10:36 am

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Ted Turner, jr. says he’s a conservative, but does the apple fall far from the tree?

JPTravis February 19, 2013 at 10:50 am

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He sounds good on all the issues, but really, can we trust anybody who’s running for office? People will say anything to get elected.

whiskeyriver February 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

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When it comes to politics it can. Dear old Dad is a dyed in the wool Democrat and 4 out of 5 sons are Reagan conservatives. We don’t talk politics around Dad very often. (teehee) It isn’t good for him, at his age, to get the blood pressure raging.

KW Willy February 19, 2013 at 6:06 pm

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No it does not! That was like Ahnold the Republican guv of communist Kalifornia. He was married to a kennedy and people just couldn’t see that until he sunk us in debt like obama. Don’t be fooled, Ted would love to have a son in office. Can’t trust a politician, just because he says he is. Obama was going to split the deficit in half too.

Ruben February 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

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Geez, J.P. Travis, the only thing that descriptor lacked for being a joke was “…Cher and a midget porn star walk into a bar…”

Reality stranger than fiction, unfortunately.

Progressive Hemrrhoid February 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm

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From what I can see of this political race the only real losers will be the voters.

sa_rose February 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

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I don’t understand how someone like the x governor is even allowed to run for another political office. Just like I never understood how Marion Barry managed to get a felony conviction, go to prison, then be not only allowed to run again, but was reelected? Lordy folks are STUPID!

flashingscotsman February 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

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I googled “republican felon elected.” Got just about nothing. There WAS this, though.

http://halfempth.blogspot.com/2012/11/looney-republicans-nearly-elect-felon.html

The guy is having a fit because Republicans ALMOST elected someone who has yet to be convicted of a felony, but might be. I left a comment about how Democrats actually elect actual convicted felons all the time, but I doubt it will get past the moderator. We should bomb him with the truth.

poppajoe49 February 20, 2013 at 7:38 pm

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I left this comment, but fully expect to get the same result you did:

Perhaps you have heard of Marion Barry? The convicted felon/ex-convict that was once the mayor of Washington DC, he was sent to prison, and when he got out, he ran for mayor again and was elected! Of course, he was a Democrat, so that is OK. He was an ACTUAL CONVICTED FELON, not a maybe felon, but because he’s a Democrat, not a Republican, there is no outrage. Speaking of low information voters, perhaps you might want to look into the people that voted for Obama. People like the poll worket in Hamilton County Ohio, that not only voted twice, but voted twice for herself, her niece, and 5 other people that all used her address.