You know you’re in South Carolina when
Prodigal son Mark Sanford gets elected again!
He hiked the Appalachian Trail to political redemption
Because Jesus has granted him a moral exemption.
The party that defends the sanctity of marriage
Has imposed upon Justice a convenient miscarriage.
He abandoned our state with impunity–
Who knew that going AWOL grants immunity?
Second chances and salvation were strategic brilliance
And proved to be the foundation of his resilience.
That not much was made of his dereliction of duty
Turned his malfeasance into a thing of beauty.
He won the vacant seat of a Tea Party Activist
Because the electorate wanted a Conservative Lacktavist.
Let us not gnash our teeth nor pull out our hair
Nor throw in the towel in utter despair.
Let us praise democracy and be of good cheer–
Remember the term is for only one year.
The only problem, I really do fear,
Is that now that we’ve got him, he won’t disappear.
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