Mark Sanford Ate Piglets From His Pork Protest

'Pork' and 'Barrel' used to fatten politician after all
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2013 1:01 PM CDT

Remember Pork and Barrel, the two piglets Mark Sanford brought to the South Carolina statehouse to protest pork barrel spending in 2004? Well, "unfortunately, they were barbecued," he told the groaning hosts at MSNBC's Morning Joe today when asked about the pigs' whereabouts, as picked up by Talking Points Memo. "I hate to let you in on it." It's been quite the 24-hour news cycle for Sanford, who won the Republican runoff for a congressional seat in South Carolina last night and will be facing Stephen Colbert's sister in the general election; Republicans are reportedly concerned about his chances. (More Mark Sanford stories.)

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