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Report from Washington – Restoring Honor Rally

Things are really crazy on the ground here in DC…in an exciting and good way.

We believe the turnout for this rally tomorrow is going to ASTOUND the country.  The city is just PACKED to the brim with people already, today.

From Hillbuzz.

Posted:  08.27.10 @ 4.11 p.m.

Livestream on Facebook.

Video added 08.28.10 @ 2:21 a.m.

500,000 estimate

Update 08.28.10 @ 12:28 p.m.

10 minutes ago via iphone (thank you Patrick Keogan)

Update 08.28.10 @ 12:51 p.m.

*Short video showing crowd*

Seeing is believing.  Huge crowd.  Totally peaceful.  My fellow Americans.  Wishing I could have been there.

Video added 08.28.10 @6:15 p.m.

*Nice montage by Katie Pavlich*

We could begin to restore honor by the mainstream media and others telling the truth – just tell the truth.

Video added 08.28.10 @ 7:06 p.m.

An eye witness account:

Just got home from the rally. It was incredible. I was at the 9/12 event and incredibly, this was even bigger. It was packed so solid from the Lincoln Memorial to the WWII Memorial (~ 3/4 mile?) that you could barely cross the mall to get to the port-a-potties. From the WWII Memorial to the Washington Monument (Another 1/4 mile?) it was packed also, but not quite as dense.

Just as with all the other American patriot rallies, I saw no problems—and no garbage left behind. Lots of friendly faces.

The most memorable moment: Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the Star Spangled Banner with a million others. Not many dry eyes—incredibly moving and a feeling I will never forget.

IrishEi on August 28, 2010 at 8:29 PM


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Governor Sanford goes down in flames (Updates)

UPDATE:  Photos of Maria @ Chickaboomer.

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, in an emotional news conference Wednesday, admitted he had been having an affair with a woman from Argentina.

The married father of four, whose whereabouts had been the object of intense speculation since last week, also resigned as chairman of the Republican Governors’ Association.

I watched the news conference today, live, beginning to end, and for some reason I find this just incredibly sad.  In some ways, in my mind, it seems to be an affair of the heart and that puts it miles away from trysts with prostitutes, or with somebody on the campaign trail, or somebody on the payroll, or an intern in the Oval Office.  He said his wife had known about it for months, but then I heard that she had asked him to leave, so it seems it was falling apart on the home front.

I just heard a few exerpts of some emails but didn’t catch it all.  (See update below).   If I’m not mistaken, the reporter who had those said he has had them since December but didn’t know if they were real or not until this came out today.  Some anonymous person had sent them to him.  So it looks like somebody has been trying to out the governor for months.

So there goes his career and probably his marriage.  I wonder if it was worth it.  He was caught red handed, but he did stand up and take it and without parading his wife in a zombie state to stand beside him.  He didn’t lie or deny, deny, deny.  I did notice that he pleaded for some privacy for the wife and children, but not for himself.

I actually wish every man who has been unfaithful to his wife would have to stand up and confess it on national tv.  No telling how many more there are who are right now involved in similar or even more tawdry shenanigans.   Lots of glass houses, especially in Washington.  Not to even mention familiar faces on mainstream news media.

I’d like to understand what it is that causes a guy who has so much going for him to risk so much.  And as he said, he did hurt and disappoint a lot of people, but as he also said, there are absolutes in life, and there are consequences.

I believe he will resign, just a guess.

UPDATE:  Found some of the emails here. What can I say? Sounds like love to me.  But how embarrassing must it be to have something so intimate become public.  Then again, he surely knew the risks he was taking.  There are consequences.

UPDATE: Her name is Maria, a 43 year old brunette.

UPDATE:  Thought about it now for a day and a half – I don’t think he should resign. I’ve seen a lot of confessions, most of them just a big show, but if this man is not showing true contrition, we’ll never see contrition.  Did he stand up to the microphone, point his finger, and with great indignation say, “I did not have sex with that woman,” that woman being a young woman half his age.  You just can’t top that.

UPDATE:  Photos of Maria @ Chickaboomer.

UPDATE: See AP interview with Mrs. Sanford.

Posted:  06.24.09  Updated: 06.24.09 @ 11:15 p.m. Updated: 06.25.09 @ 1:12 p.m.  Updated:  06.25.09 @ 4:34 p.m.  Updated:  06.25.09 @ 8:17 p.m. Updated: 06.27.09 @2:02 p.m.

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