Sanford Admits International Affair After Strange Disappearance

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, South Carolina

I didn’t write about this before because it seemed odd, but there wasn’t a lot of there there.

Now there’s plenty.

From The State:

Gov. Mark Sanford admitted today that his secret trip to Argentina over Father’s Day weekend was to visit a woman he is having an affair with.

“I have developed a relationship with what started as a dear dear friend from Argentina. It began very innocently as I expect many of these things do, just casual email back and forth,” Sanford said. “But here recently this last year developed into something much more.”

Asked if Sanford was separated from his wife, he said “I don’t know how you want to define that. I”m here and she’s there. I guess in a formal sense we are not.”

Sanford said his wife has known about the affair and they have been working through it for the past five months. “What I did was wrong, period. End of story,” Sanford said.

Forget about Presidential aspirations…this guy will probably get booted as Governor since he was hanging out in Argentina on state time. Wow.

More as it develops…


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12 Responses to “Sanford Admits International Affair After Strange Disappearance”

  1. Trescml Says:

    Somehow I am guessing that going to Argentina isn’t going to help he and his wife, “work through it”. This will be too fresh for him to be a legit Presidential candidate for 2012, but I don’t think he will be impeached. His next election would be tricky, but South Carolina isn’t exactly Berkley.

    Part of the problem for Sanford now is this story will drag on for a while now that every media outlet is going to try and find out how many times he went to Argentina and was his staff aware at all.

    Of course Mitt Romney is doing the happy dance at the moment.

  2. Agnostick Says:

    Meanwhile, “Faux News” strikes again!

    Governor Mark Sanford is the 2nd Republican, in as many weeks, to commit “moral implosion.”

  3. Jeremy from NJ Says:

    Agnostick: They do that A LOT! Do you think it’s intentional?

  4. the Word Says:

    Jeremy-
    I think they are trying to make marriage look so unappealing to gays that they won’t need DOMA.

  5. Chris Says:

    Once again, Fox news listed him as a democrat on their news story.

    But who wants to bet that this “woman” will soon morph into just a “man”? I give it two days before he goes into rehab for “alcoholism”. Which is what republicans call being gay and trying to deny it.

  6. Jeremy from NJ Says:

    Ha. Word: I meant Fox does that mislabel thing a lot. I wonder if it’s intentional.

  7. Nick Benjamin Says:

    Right now there’s a clique in Argentina roiling in shock. One of their members met a man on the internet, who claimed to be powerful American politician, and it turned out he was not full of shit.

  8. Tully Says:

    this guy will probably get booted as Governor since he was hanging out in Argentina on state time. Wow.

    Er, he’s on salary. ALL his time is “state time.” He picks his nose and drops steamers on “state time.” So not much of a point, really. Unless the state paid for the trip itself, in which case it is indeed a major point.

    The idea that a sitting guv can just completely disappear for several days and the media somehow won’t investigate until they know exactly where he was and what he was doing? DUMB. DUMBER THAN A BOX OF FUCKING ROCKS. Obviously the little head was doing all the thinking there. Regardless of which head was doing the thinking, if he stands for re-election I’m sure the voters will render a verdict on that.

    (Digression: really, is there a comment catcha AI with a twisted sense of humor? My word…THE SACKFUL)

  9. John Says:

    He is not eligible for Re-election. So the question is does he resign for the good of the party? Give the assistant gov. the chance for the next election cycle and hold the seat? Although I think it’s in pretty safe Rep hands in that state.

  10. Tully Says:

    He’s terming out? Then his future political career is now probably reduced to accepting appointments. And not as IG.

  11. Kyle Brady: A Blog - Michael Jackson: Time to Move On Says:

    [...] in the media:  Michael Jackson is beginning to fade, as there is nothing left to talk about, but South Carolina’s Governor Mark Sanford has taken his place as the nonsense sensationalized news piece du jour.  True, he disappeared [...]

  12. Jules Says:

    It is funny how there is a never ending stream of these stories about politicians. Now we have another Republican, Herman Cain, who basically has fallen due to the same problem. When will they learn to just stop having affairs!!

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