[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/14/art.youlie.gi.jpg caption="South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he can feel Joe Wilson's pain."](CNN) - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he can feel Joe Wilson's pain.
Sanford on Thursday compared the scrutiny of Wilson - the Republican congressman who was formally reprimanded by the House of Representatives for shouting at President Obama - to the ongoing political war he has faced since revealing an extramarital affair in June. Sanford called it "the same dynamic."
"The guy apologized, and then you can have a bunch of other people come back and say, 'We want you to apologize again and again and again,'" Sanford told CN2 News in Rock Hill, South Carolina. "But what do people want out of federal representation? They want somebody representing them up in Congress."
"At some point in all of life, the question is not, 'When is someone going to make a mistake?', but 'When do the rest of us move on?,'" he said. "He apologized to the president. Does he have to issue 25 more apologies before folks will leave him alone?"
"Having seen some of this process a little up close and personal, my thought is it's time to move on," he concluded.
I agree...Alot has been said in the aftermath of Wilson's outburst. And no.. let's not mix "apples and oranges". Marriage betrayal and silencing your "emotions" when the head of government is speaking ARE two different issues.
One violates a vow and the other violates decorum.
The one similarity they do share is disrespect. In any case, a slap on the hand or numerous apologies doesn't make the wrong go away.. I hope you can understand THAT!!!
Somehow, I don’t believe Tea Party members shouting “hateful speech“ while parading through the streets, cowardly hiding their face behind posters that depict the President of the United States in white face and insulting caricatures, under the moniker of “Free Speech” is what the framers of the Constitution had in mind when they penned the First Amendment.
that is his answer to everything. ask no questions. just move on. its always that way with the repugs. unless it is a Dem.
As a fellow moderate Republican, we should all just forget Wilson, period. He's just another phase and we all know that. So let's get back on topic with healthcare reform.
As a certified medical billing and coding specialist as well as a certified medical assistant, I can assure you that the insurance companies are far worse than the government and someone needs to put them on a leash.
why is it that whenever a republican makes a turd out of himself, it's "Time to move on" but if it's a liberal, they're a turd forever.
Good ole boy double standard
Come on Republicans can't you come up with anything better than whinning and complaining, come up with something constructive instead of all the blame pushing off on this administration and take the blame that your last President put on the backs of this president and every american in this country.......
Why should he move on when he is raking in the cash? Unfortunately, it's hard to bring in campaign cash as a result of an extramarital affair Mr. Sanford.
Sanford must be grinning from ear to ear knowing that his misery now has company. They are two peas in a pod and I for one can feel South Carolina's pain.
Is this guy serious.
While I think what Joe Wilson did was the hight of disrespect to the President of the United States, it is time to move on.
I just don't like hearing it from a "LYING" Governor who abandoned his wife, children and the state of South Carolina to run off to Argentina to be with his mistress. He shouldn't even be in office anymore let alone be telling the American people when to get over something. What a couple of jerks. Wilson and Sanford...
this man's an idiot. you compare your whoring around and disrespecting your family to another idiot who can't accept that the man elected President doesn't look more like him.\
It's time for Mark Sanford to move on!....and RESIGN and go be with his Argentina lover! That's where his "family values" heart is, NOT his wife & kids and definitely NOT with the people of South of Carolina!!
It's time for Mark Sanford to move on!….and RESIGN and go be with his Argentina lover! That's where his "family values" heart is, NOT his wife & kids and definitely NOT with the people of South of Carolina!!
That's right, Governor. We want representatives who show integrity. Unfortunately, South Carolina is one state that's not .
Why do you have a different standard for Democrats than yourself? You should have stepped down for the good people of South Carolina. Joe Wilson doesn't have to step down. But he violated the rules of Congress and should have admitted he was wrong to fellow members.
yeah every time the Rush Limbaugh Party does something wrong they always say move on lets forget about it. They should practice this advise when the other side does it.
You did not feel that way when Clinton was in office, it goes to show; be not the first to throw a stone, then ask not to be thown at!!!!
Sanford on Sanford: me, me, me, me, me.
That picture says it all. three angry rednecks.
When gov. sanford said it, I thought it. Should I apologize?
Who is Sanford to give advice and lectures? The man is morally bankrupt. The fact is,.. we can all move on,... but Joe Wilson still is and will always remain a snake, waiting for the next opportunity to bare his fangs.
Are you kidding? What else are these pathetic democratic jokers going to do to distract us from their actions to void the Constitution, create a socialist state and spend $$$ we don't have on their pork?
South Carolina deserves better than these clowns...from one who knows...Ms. Cloughn.
"It's time to move on" also rings true of the SC governorship.
Sanford has no right to comment on Joe Wilson. Sanford is a jerk, a philanderer, and a hypocrite. Joe Wilson was passionate about an issue, and let it get the best of him for a moment.
Sanford should be out of office. Wilson should move on, and you should too, by the way, CNN. Obama is over it. Why aren't you?
I can't figure out why Sanford is still in the news. He's got the same sticky personality as Blagojevich. He needs to be gone.
So, Mr. Sanford you moved from Feeling Sarah Palin's pain to feeling Joe's pain. Gimme a break! ... and As far as Joe Wilson is concerned this would of all been over, if he would have apologized the right way. He broke the House rule and the Democrats took the right measures to punish him. I think he would have apologize if it hadn't been for his fellow Republicans telling him not to.