The Democrats’ candidate in the SC1 congressional race, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, has an arrest record. In 1988 she went to jail for contempt of court during a messy divorce. But the media isn’t interested.
Although the media has been all over the extra-marital affair that haunts Republican Mark Sanford, very little has been reported about the 1988 arrest record of his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch. On Sunday, the Independent Sentinel reported that Colbert-Busch spent time in jail on contempt-of-court charges during a messy divorce.
A Google search, however, finds very little reporting on the incident outside of conservative blogs.
According to the Sentinel, she “has been making some hay out of Sanford’s escapades with an Argentinian reporter he is now engaged to. She says things like, ‘This isn’t Argentina.’”
“Maybe Sanford should start saying, ‘I don’t have a mugshot!’” Sara Noble wrote.
Can you imagine the media ignoring the arrest record of a Republican congressional candidate?