Sanford & Son

Beach bum.Title: “The Trust Committed to Me”

Author: Mark Sanford

Rank: 160,247

Blurb: None. Published in 2000 by the U.S. Term Limits Foundation.

Review: “Unlike the lack of trust committed to my wife and children as I scamper off to Argentina in the dark of night to be with my other family I truly love.”

Customers Also Bought: “Conscience of a Conservative,” by Barry Goldwater

Footnote: Makes a great read on those long international flights!

Bonus: Meet the ghostwriter!

The Trust Committed to Me [Amazon]

Buy or Die [Stinque@Amazon kickback link]


Some good Christian soul already commented on the review. It reads, “burn in hell scumbag.” Sounds just like Jesus talking.

Also note the foreword of the book is by that great American patriot Bob Novak!

That kid on the cover — is he one of the boys whom Sanford abandoned to go boff his girlfriend?

@Dodgerblue: No, the toddler is being offered to Dick Cheney as an afternoon snack as a symbol of Sanford’s total fealty to the cult.

I’m having fun adding tags to the Amazon listing. Come join me, kids!

@Dodgerblue: Yes, apparently walking on the beach in front of the house his wife and kids have decamped to.

@Dodgerblue and Mistress Cynica: Who is he, Dick Nixon? Who wears an oxford shirt buttoned up to the top button and shined leather shoes when walking on the wet sand right next to the water?

@SanFranLefty: This is exactly why he sought freedom in Argentina to run around the beach in a thong — a freedom we don’t enjoy here because of Obama and his Jewish advisors.

And Novakula wrote the foreward. Priceless.

My review:

Let me just say that I enjoyed this book tremendously, I most appreciated the author’s vivid descriptions of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. The sights, the sounds, the people and their customs, he captures them all: you can almost smell the stench of sweat drenched sheets, soiled after an evening of passionate, if illicit lovemaking. Though, the scene where the Politician meets his lover out in the Pampa dressed as a randy “gaucho” wearing only chaps a pair of “bolas,” before making love on a galloping horse, was a little far fetched.

Still, this book has it all, even humor (as when we learn that the protagonist got the taxpayers of the state of South Carolina to pay for his South American sexcapade…. CLASSIC!) Anyway, buy this book. You won’t regret it! Mark Sanford is a literary genuis.

(p.s. if you’re wondering about the illustration on the cover, it’s the scene where the politician explains to his little boy why he won’t be home for father’s day. Best line “Anyway, kid, for all I know I’m not even your real father”).

@blogenfreude: What is it about Alaskans and the Internet? First Uncle Ted “Series of Clogged Tubez” Stevens and now Talibunny…

@SanFranLefty: Is the “King David” tag yours? Because it’s brilliant.

@Benedick: Yeah, well, now I have to find another book for Sunday. Couldn’t sit on this one.

@nojo: I wish it were mine. No, I think that’s my friend Mr. Serolf.

Update: Meet the ghostwriter!

And for you pagans out there, the book title references 1 Corinthians 9 (New International Version):

If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me.

@nojo: That’s it. He was preaching to the Argentinian Firecracker.

@Dodgerblue: Well, he certainly was discharging something.


@SanFranLefty: Well, it certainly wasn’t his duties.

@SanFranLefty: One hopes so, because when Mrs. S gets close to him with a SkilSaw all he’ll have left is memories.

@SanFranLefty: Trust, but verify.

@blogenfreude: Awesome. There have been an awful lot of links back to the former stepmothership, is this like the Methodists and Lutherans sharing a picnic?

Am I the only person in the world who hasn’t seen this energy saving device?

@SanFranLefty: Glad to see Manic Nancy back!

ADD: With her ski-slope schnoz. Bad work.

@JNOV sing sin: I’m hoping for some good new photos of her Sunday at the Pride parade.

@blogenfreude: Heard of it a few days ago. But they cite a 2002 study, when LCD monitors were still somewhat rare (except for laptops). I’ll guess that you save more power by just ditching the tube, never mind what you display with it.

@nojo: Actually the King David tag was mine. But lefty may well have added it too.

Guess who cites Sanford’s opus?
1 book cites this book:
* Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders by Tom A. Coburn M.D. on page 208
The irony of the title is awesome.

@nojo: I dunno, an efficient CRT TV usually lists lower power consumption than a similarly sized LCD or plasma TV from the research I’ve done. Plasma I understand, but LCD is a bit boggling. I guess when they design LCD TVs, they’re not going for lowest-possible power consumption, and LED backlights are still rare on LCDs.

@SanFranLefty: Huzzah!

(Got red nano today! No more distractions in the dumbass war room!)

Ho ho ho! Crystal Method – Filter goodness from “Spawn”(?) RML?

A friend of mine is working for a company working on exactly that. They’re coming, trust me. 2 years tops.

@ManchuCandidate: Well, LED backlights are becoming available on laptops, and I think they’re a bit more power efficient than cold-cathode backlights, but that’s just an impression. They’re certainly going to be more durable.

The TV system was one area where I said, “Aw, screw it!” I just installed a projector and called it good, trying hard not to think about the cumulative ~400W draw I now use to watch TV at a moderate volume. Fortunately, I practically never turn it on these days. But when I do, hoo boy, that 6′ screen is pretty cool.

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