Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has endorsed former South Carolina Republican Gov. Mark Sanford, who is running in a Congressional race against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of Stephen Colbert. Flynt called Sanford, who abandoned his duties in 2009 for a rendezvous with his mistress, “America’s great sex pioneer,” praised him for exposing the “sexual hypocrisy of traditional values in America today,” contributed $2,600 and offered to meet him for a photo opportunity. Watch Flynt's endorsement:
FLYNT: I am endorsing Mark Sanford for U.S. Congress because no one has done more to expose the sexual hypocrisy of traditional values in America today. Mark Sanford has demonstrated by his words and deeds that traditional values are shameful and that he will not live by such rules. His open embrace of his mistress in the name of love, breaking his sacred marriage vows, was an act of bravery that has drawn my support. My endorsement has not been an easy decision for me. Even though Mark Sanford has emerged as a sexual leader, he is a liar. He lied to his family. He lied to his wife. He lied to his children, and he lied to the people of South Carolina. Despite his journey down this Appalachian Trail of deceit, I support him for exposing the hypocrisy of traditional values. The liar has exposed the greater lie.