Sanford Wikipedia entry updated

Thursday, June 25, 2009 11:05 AM
Last updated 1:07 PM
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The latest chapter of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s life is still unfolding, but his entry in Wikipedia has already been updated.

On Wednesday, Mr. Sanford, considered a Republican frontrunner for president in 2012, confessed to having an affair with an Argentinian woman. Showing the speed in which history is documented in a digital world, someone updated Mr. Sanford’s entry on the popular open-source Web site Wikipedia to reflect his extramarital affair.

“Sanford's governorship has been put into doubt by extended disappearances he recently revealed to be part of an extramarital affair with an Argentine,” the Web site read this morning. “Until June 24, 2009, he was the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.”

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hotplate
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hotplate 06/25/09 - 10:11 am
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I forgive Mark Sanford. It

I forgive Mark Sanford. It is time for him to concentrate on fixing his marriage and get back to doing the will of the American people.

FlyersFan77
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FlyersFan77 06/25/09 - 10:51 am
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No matter what side of the

No matter what side of the political fence you are on, it has to be a horrible thing to have every detail of your life splayed out to the public. While there is no excuse for cheating on your spouse, it should be a private situation for the family to handle together. Not something that needs to be splashed across every headline and discussed in every workplace. I felt the same way about the Clinton's, the Edward's and now the Sanford's. I hope they can get through this and still remain a family.

tmoh001
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tmoh001 06/25/09 - 11:01 am
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Shame on the Augusta

Shame on the Augusta Chronicle for this blurb. Wikipedia can be updated by anyone and is highly unreliable as source material. What ever happened to hard hitting journalism?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/25/09 - 11:31 am
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While this is an over the top

While this is an over the top blurb, Sanford precipitated the whole mess. A public figure busted in a lie doesn't garner much sympathy.

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MandJ 06/25/09 - 11:33 am
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Whoa! You guys better start

Whoa! You guys better start clearing the shelves in the office for all the Journalism awards that will be flying in for this story. This is news? Seriously? Reporting on Wikipedia?

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JERussell 06/25/09 - 12:13 pm
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Well now, let's hope this is

Well now, let's hope this is the last time we are lectured by the rightwing self-righteous bible-thumping holier than thou super hypocritical right wing fore-flushing frauds about morality and family values.

Now if we can eliminate the rightwing psycho drivel from the flag draped super patriot draft dodging cowards like Cheney, Wolferwitz, Bolten, and the rest of the stupefyingly stupid neo-con crowd, the U S can get back to an era of informed rational thought and action.

No wonder the Party of NO, psycho talk, and old angry white guys is and should be irrelevant.

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