Mark Sanford’s Thirteenth Commandment

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Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 10:31 am

I attended a breakfast this morning with Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), hosted by The American Spectator and Americans for Tax Reform. It was a wonky and self-reflective affair — Sanford mused that he’d been “emasculated” once or twice by the South Carolina legislature — with one Mel Brooks moment. Responding to a question from Amanda Carpenter of The Washington Times on whether opposition to the economic stimulus package should be a defining issue for Republicans, Sanford paused and referred to the rule that the 40th president had for criticizing other members of his party.

“The whole Ronald Reagan ‘Thirteenth Commandment’ thing,” Sanford started to say. He corrected himself: “Errr — Eleventh Commandment. Whatever it was. Yeah, the Eleventh.”

As the conservatives around the table chuckled (with him, not at him), Sanford saved himself with a joke: “My wife gives me fifteen.”

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The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : Sanford in the Morming
Pingback posted June 4, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

[...] stimulus should be seen as a litmus test for Republicans — prompting what Dave Weigel calls his Mel Brooks moment — but praised the House Republicans for their unified opposition to the spending bill. Sanford [...]


Swami_Binkinanda
Comment posted June 4, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

more proof that Republicans don't believe or understand a damn thing they claim to stand for.


Swami_Binkinanda
Comment posted June 4, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

more proof that Republicans don't believe or understand a damn thing they claim to stand for.


Photomaniacal » Blog Archive » Pox Americana | Jeremy Lott
Pingback posted June 8, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

[...] Obama’s US supreme court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor. He stumbled a few times, referring to Ronald Reagan’s “13th commandment” and mispronouncing “pax Americana” like so: “This ain’t the fifties and [...]


Pox Americana | Jeremy Lott - Politic News, Videos
Pingback posted June 8, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

[...] Obama’s US supreme court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor. He stumbled a few times, referring to Ronald Reagan’s “13th commandment” and mispronouncing “pax Americana” like so: “This ain’t the fifties and [...]


Indy 500
Comment posted June 25, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

I think the problem is that he gave his wife only about 5. pause…….

It's funnier in centimeters.


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