Mark Sanford Mourns Farrah Fawcett

Mark Sanford Mourns Farrah Fawcett

Governor Mark Sanford declared Tuesday an official Day of Public Mourning in South Carolina for model-slash-actress Farrah Fawcett, who died last Thursday following a lengthy, tragic TV special on NBC.

In prepared remarks the Governor explained that he never met Ms. Fawcett, but her best-selling poster afforded many hours of consolation for him and other residents of the boys’ dorms at Furman University in the 1980s. The rest of his remarks, addressed to the memory of the late actress, are rather rambling and personal:

“You are special and unique and fabulous in a whole host of ways ….” “You have oh so many attributes that pulls it in this direction. Do you really comprehend how beautiful your smile is?”  “Above all else I love that inner beauty about you.” I love your tan lines or that I love the curves of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of night’s light ….”  

Aides say Mr. Sanford is quite distraught, and has not been this emotional since he introduced George W. Bush at the Furman commencement last year.

On Tuesday, copies of the classic Farrah Fawcett poster, draped in black crepe, will be hung in the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia. At 1PM Eastern Time, when Ms. Fawcett’s funeral begins in California, male students at the Governor’s alma mater in Greenville will drink a toast of hearty Blenheim Ginger Ale to Farrah Fawcett’s memory.


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8 Responses to “Mark Sanford Mourns Farrah Fawcett”

  1. Flickr user Politics for Misfits Says:

    Another good Hypochristian bites the Argentinian dust.

  2. Flickr user harthat40ri Says:

    Misfit – is that the only place you can find hypochrisy? Take a much closer look – people of your ilk specialize in it. Not religious are ya? But i bet anything you believe in “global warming.”

  3. Flickr user budderflyman Says:

    “I have sinned, My Lord.”

    Hardhat, even George Bush admitted Global Warming exists. Only the Rush/Hannity/Coulter crowd denies it, and we know how bright they are, LOL.

  4. Mike Licht Says:

    hardhat and budderflyman:

    Most disturbing. I had absolutely no idea that Governor Sanford blamed his adulterous urges on Global Warming.

    Al Gore must have left that part out of his movie so it could get a PG rating.

    The new “Cap and Trade” Bill should have a “Zip Up, No-Swap” provision. Write your elected representatives (especially Senators Ensign and Vitter).

  5. Mike Licht Says:


    See this review of Susan Wise Bauer’s book The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America (Princeton University Press).

  6. Michael Says:

    Rush Limbaugh says Obama is to blame for Sanford’s infidelity. Obama just frustrated Sanford so much, the Governor needed an outlet. Hmmm, Rush seems to forget this relationship between the Governor and the Argentinian woman started last year — while Bush was president.

  7. Mike Licht Says:

    He’s Back!

    Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett can’t keep Mark Sanford out of the headlines. He gave a “lengthy and emotional” interview to AP.

  8. Ariel West Says:

    ohh…. i loved Farah, ok, back to the sandbagging….

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