The 11th Commandment in South Carolina

South Carolina proved how much they love the Bible and Christianity last night by electing Mark Sanford, the adulturing liar, whose slogan was “He’s still got 8 Commandments left he ain’t violated!”

You may remember him as the fellow who used to be governor, cheated on his wife, went “hiking on the Appalachian Trail” to be with his lover in Argentina, and used taxpayer money to do it all.

Upon being elected, he said “I thank the people of South Carolina for their trust.” He then wrung his hands, threw back his head, and emitted an evil laugh.

But you know, his opponent was a Democrat. A clean, honest, decent Democrat but that’s not enough for South Carolina. If Jesus himself came back as a Democrat, he’d lose in South Carolina.

This is the state, just to remind everyone, who also kept re-electing Strom Thurmond, a man who was once a member of the KKK and who fathered an out-of-wedlock child with a black woman and then never told anyone until the child was grown. Ten Commandments? Who cares, his opponent was a Democrat!

It wouldn’t be quite as ironic if they were equally forgiving, but when Bill Clinton had an affair, these same people voted to have him impeached and removed from office. So apparently the Bible only applies to the people they don’t like, and not to them personally.

“Do as I say, not as I do” is now the 11th Commandment in South Carolina.