Governor’s wife had booted him two weeks ago

During that strange press conference in Columbia, S.C. this afternoon, Gov. Mark Sanford was asked if he and his wife Jenny had separated. He said that “in a formal sense we are not.”

The State newspaper just published the following:

Jenny Sanford, in a statement issued late this afternoon, said a “trial separation was agreed to with the goal of ultimately strengthening our marriage.”

“When I found out about my husband’s infidelity I worked immediately to first seek reconciliation through forgiveness, and then to work diligently to repair our marriage,” she said in her statement. “We reached a point where I felt it was important to look my sons in the eyes and maintain my dignity, self-respect, and my basic sense of right and wrong. I therefore asked my husband to leave two weeks ago.

“During this short separation it was agreed that Mark would not contact us. I kept this separation quiet out of respect of his public office and reputation, and in hopes of keeping our children from just this type of public exposure. Because of this separation, I did not know where he was in the past week.”

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56 comments Add your comment

herbK

June 24th, 2009
5:44 pm

I simply love watching deadbeat politicians lie through their a$$. Trash is always available, but unfortunately, we wind up paying for it. Hopefully, sanford experiences the worst life has to offer.

saywhat?

June 24th, 2009
5:49 pm

Another Republican vote for the sanctity of marriage!

JDJ

June 24th, 2009
5:52 pm

Appalachian Trail . . . . Argentina . . . close! I can see how he’d get it confused . . .

Jay

June 24th, 2009
5:58 pm

Apparently the governor’s travel was paid for with taxpayers money.
Talk about a “stimulus” package.

DannyX

June 24th, 2009
6:01 pm

This would be a great place for Ralph Reed’s “Faith and Freedom Coalition,” very first action!

Just yesterday Reed announced the mission of his brand new Christian charade. “We are advocating time-honored values, protecting the dignity of life and marriage, reducing taxes, and insuring fiscal responsibility in Washington,…” Reed said.

Take on this adulterer Mr Reed!God created Adam and Eve, NOT, Adam and Eve and Mistress! Adultery is a CHOICE.

What family values? Sen Craig? Sen Vitter? Sen Ensign? Gov Sanford? Rev Haggard?
Here’s your chance to “protect the dignity of life and marriage,” Mr Reed! “Time honored values?”

Do it for the children! Stop the evil Republicans!

herbK

June 24th, 2009
6:01 pm

HEY! You can’t dump your wife………
Until she gets cancer and you tell her on her deathbed. No problem then. Go newt.

Highlander

June 24th, 2009
6:07 pm

Is this a great country or what?

herbK

June 24th, 2009
6:15 pm

“Is this a great country or what?”

It use to be – it’s a dump now.

CB

June 24th, 2009
6:34 pm

To all you Democrats out there…..GET A F&*%ING LIFE!!! It has nothing to do with him being a Republican. Yeah, the guy was unfaithful. BUT, the only, for a lack of a better word, respectful thing he did was came out with it on his own accord. That is a hell of alot better than the Dems that wait until the media digs up the truth. Clinton, Edwards, Kennedys. When it comes down to it, this has nothing to do with political alliances, but with personal choices. So stop that crap saying he did it because he is an evil Republican. At least he didn’t lie to the nation and say he had no sexual relations with this woman and then a few months later admits to sticking a cigar in her.

cg

June 24th, 2009
6:43 pm

So, CB, why is it then that an overwhelming number of the recent prominent cases of infidelity by politicians have been Republicans? It seems to me that there is a statistical weight on the Republican side on this issue. Infidelity and other peccadillos are certainly human problems shared by all political parties, but I can’t help thinking that the Republican moral defense of the sanctity of marriage, among all other elements of the party platform–abstinence for the unmarried, no gay adoption or marriage, individual responsibility–points to a level of unsustainable hypocrisy on the individual behavioral level. It’s precisely because Republican politicians are so rabidly defensive (actually, offensive) about these issues that they inevitably become a source of moral destruction for them, as temptation grows in the face of repression.

dave

June 24th, 2009
6:46 pm

The entire situation is just too bad for all concerned. If you’ve ever made the kind of mistake he’s made, you understand. If you haven’t, take some simple advice (from a fool who has been in his position) walk away from the opportunity, just walk away.

GOP Girl

June 24th, 2009
6:48 pm

errr….CB, I like Markey Mark…however, the word on the street is that the SC news had this story 5 months ago, but just had not saw fit to print it yet. I don’t really think he came “out” on his own accord. First the press knew, then his wife sent him packing. This was damage control.

Fred

June 24th, 2009
6:51 pm

So disappointing! I was so hoping he was a straight shooter. Alas, I was wrong about him and my prediction.

I guess this explains SC electing Lucy Graham, and voting for Jaun McAmnesty.

Cindy

June 24th, 2009
6:55 pm

ooh, dave . . . sounds like the pleasure ain’t worth the pain . . . sorry.

Jackie

June 24th, 2009
6:59 pm

Good job republicans! You all are doing a great job showing your true selves; I know I was growing tired of your listening to your conservative, bible belt and divisive mumble jumble. Now if only we can get a story on John Boehner, Sean Hannity, and Mitch Mcconnell.

herbK

June 24th, 2009
7:09 pm

Well folks, as you can see, we’re getting a wide variety of comments. Kornfeld says it won’t last long, nor should it. Seems like Jim is covering all opinions, and with mental midgets like cb, the ralph ’satan’ reed fanatics, and your normal loony gop members, it should make for an evening of fun & frolic. Get some popcorn & beer & stay tuned!

Chris Salzmann

June 24th, 2009
7:22 pm

Governor Sanford is still a prime contender for 2012. After all, he’s obviously an expert in foreign relations, definitely favors off shore drilling and, contrary to his past actions, is not completely averse to stimulus. His corporate sponsors will like the outsourcing part of this story too :-)

Artie

June 24th, 2009
7:37 pm

Conservatives my ass!!!

Childers

June 24th, 2009
7:38 pm

Articulately delivered cj.

herbK

June 24th, 2009
7:43 pm

Wow, either Chris Salzmann is an idiot or a liar. Sanford has already proven he has NO ethics nor decency. He’s lied to his wife & has lied to the voters, yet morons like salzmann thinks he is capable of being a ‘contender’. Yet turdballs like salzmann actually believe garbage like sanford are valuable ‘public servants’. Sanford should immediately be arrested & jailed for dereliction of duties. All of his assets should be seized until the charges are resolved via trial.

John Coltraine

June 24th, 2009
7:53 pm

Have you seen pictures of The Gov’s wife—she is one hot piece. Must have been a real cold fish in the boudoir though for ol’Marky to be getting some strange.

Either that, or The Gov didn’t have enough lead in his pencil to keep her satisfied and so he needed to prove his manhood with a Latin honey who knows how to fake it.

My bet–he is a limp dic*.

JC

Chris Salzmann

June 24th, 2009
8:01 pm

herbK June 24th, 2009 7:43 pm SAID: Wow, either Chris Salzmann is an idiot or a liar. Sanford has already proven he has NO ethics nor decency…….

CHRIS SAYS: Dude, I guess the dry sarcasm of my little piece went way over your little head. I guess you’ve proved yourself to be the idiot. LOL, do you understand humor if it involves any more than a pie in someone’s face? I guess I have to draw a picture to help you understand the humor:

1) Expert in “foreign relations”: His mistress was Argentinian which is in Latin America (also called South America). Some would call that “foreign”. This is called a “double entendre”

2) definitely favors off shore drilling: Sanford seems to have taken a few trips to Argentina to visit his mistress. “Drilling” here refers to (what I thought) was the obvious and is (again) called a “double entendre”. But then maybe you haven’t done any “drilling” yet so you woudn’t know. How old are you? 10?

3) not completely averse to stimulus: This is (again) called a “double entendre”. If you recall, he was against the federal stimulus package. In this case stimulus refers to (what I thought) was the obvious.

4)like the outsourcing part: Again, a double entendre. He was obviously getting his “nookie” outside of the US of A hence my jibe at outsourcing.

Go back to school and learn to use your mind. Your knee jerk, mindless reaction is worthy of a neo-conservative Republican.

John Coltraine

June 24th, 2009
8:11 pm

Chris—I got it the first time—nice work.

John Henry Nations

June 24th, 2009
8:12 pm

John Coltraine

June 24th, 2009
7:46 pm
It just hit me—Republicans are repressed sex addicts that keep thier base desires buried for so long that it finally erupts–sorry, no pun intended—in a weird reaction like The Gov’s.

Democrats on the otherhand are fairly open about their sexual deviancies and give in to thier carnal desires, evidently, quite frequently.

After much contemplation—and many beers—I am hereby, immediately, switching my political affiliations. I will leave you guessing as to from which to whom (is that grammatically correct, Mom?).

Is this a great country or what!!!

herbK

June 24th, 2009
8:19 pm

No chrissy, your so-called sarcasm went over no one’s head. Poor attempt at sarcasm, but by God, you tried. You, like the 4 points you are attempting to make, hold no relevance nor importance. Even though the coldtrain was impressed, no one else was, but that was what YOU should have expected. No one cares about sanford, and with good reason (read prior post), so just to clarify, nothing you said was worth saying, nor made ’sense’. But you knew that.

Chris Salzmann

June 24th, 2009
8:26 pm

herbK June 24th, 2009 8:19 pm SAID: No chrissy, your so-called sarcasm went over no one’s head.

CHRIS SAYS: I give up!!! Sorry Herb, but you’re an idiot and a sad one at that. Some on this board obviously got it. You didn’t……….but then there are (obviously) idiots and morons even among us liberals. You are a living testament of that.

Chris Salzmann

June 24th, 2009
8:31 pm

herbK June 24th, 2009 8:19 pm SAID: No one cares about sanford, and with good reason (read prior post), so just to clarify, nothing you said was worth saying, nor made ’sense’. But you knew that.

CHRIS SAYS: Oh, you thought I give a crap about Sanford???? ROFLMAO. Didn’t make sense to you? Obviously not, but I believed that if could read, you must have a tiny amount of intelligence. Dude, you’re a gift that keeps giving!!!

You sure you aren’t a Republican??? Like them, you obviously don’t know when to stop digging…….

herbK

June 24th, 2009
8:32 pm

“CHRIS SAYS: I give up!!! Sorry Herb, but you’re an idiot and a sad one at that”

Truly the sweetest thing you’ve said to me all week. , …. flowers?

You are the living testament as to why abortions are logical, even for the right to life crowd. For that, I thank you. As an abject moron, you have a long ladder to climb. Wear good shoes.

herbK

June 24th, 2009
8:36 pm

saltsmann, no, no repub nor demo. Do you have a certificate proving you’re not an idiot? Sure?
Have you ever met your parents? How deep do YOU dig before you realize you are in the deep poo?
Kornfeld sez: No man a moron, until all qualifications are met. Meet salzmann, our CEO.

herbK

June 24th, 2009
8:38 pm

chrissy sez: “Sorry Herb, but you’re an idiot and a sad one at that”

Not true, actually in a good mood, thanks to Tolle. Thanks for playing.

tonto

June 24th, 2009
8:55 pm

HerbK has bad case of short pencil syndrone.

Chris Salzmann

June 24th, 2009
8:59 pm

herbK June 24th, 2009 8:36 pm SAID: ….Have you ever met your parents? How deep do YOU dig before you realize you are in the deep poo?

CHRIS SAYS: So now you attack my parents??? You’re a sicko, Herb, and a pathetic excuse of a human being. Sorry dude, but you’ve already proved yourself an idiot since NO ONE on this board seems to be jumping to your defense.

herbK June 24th, 2009 8:32 pm SAID: …You are the living testament as to why abortions are logical, even for the right to life crowd.

CHRIS SAYS: So anyone require proof of a sick and sad mind??? Go need to go back on those meds, Herb.

HERBIE

June 24th, 2009
9:07 pm

Any body that talks bad about someone else’s mother is a big jerg in their own mind!

HERBIE

June 24th, 2009
9:08 pm

HERBIE

June 24th, 2009
9:08 pm

I think Herbk is in deep poo himself.

dave

June 24th, 2009
9:20 pm

Enter your comments here

Michael

June 24th, 2009
9:22 pm

herbk is either 10 or an idiot, or both.

Roy Barnes

June 24th, 2009
9:28 pm

So this is what GOP fun-raising is all about!

Sane Jane

June 24th, 2009
9:33 pm

Chris, my girlfriend and I just had serious lolz reading your piece. As in, laughed out loud and everything. And then herbK ruined it.

RGB

June 24th, 2009
9:36 pm

Republicans typically boot their politicians who display such a flagrant lack of integrity.

Democrats typically promote theirs.

CHAIRMAN Barney Frank.

catlady

June 24th, 2009
9:43 pm

Jenny better dump him quickly and expensively and get on with her life. Be sure he has to work 2 real jobs to support his children. And get him out of the statehouse before he brings his honey there (assuming he hasn’t already). Poor, poor Governor Sanford. Crying his eyes out in the arms of his mistress.

And no, it wasn’t courageous. He knew the jig was up; there is no heroism in surrendering if you are surrounded by hundreds with guns. Nothing courageous about lying, sneaking, adultering, etc.

Chris, I thought your post was funny.

confederated GOP lost in space

June 24th, 2009
9:55 pm

The GOP is lost in space. right wing nut better know as nations killer’s. But they are very diverse. there Party members love sex from men, boys, and women. maybe this is why they don’t need a stimulus package?

mecq

June 24th, 2009
10:38 pm

Who cares who he boinks….His political affiliation has nothing to do with his moral compass.

Fishawk

June 24th, 2009
10:55 pm

Another Republican’s pent up sexual frustration. God may indeed forgive him. I doubt the Republicans will. Jenny, have some sex with your husband; he may not stray.

Loving The Loving

June 24th, 2009
11:09 pm

It’s just all too funny. The Rs love to talk about Pelosi’s “San Francisco” values with a wink in their eyes. I think we need to start talking about the R’s family values, or lack thereof, in South Carolina. Yea… run him for president and see what happens to the Rs again in 2012. Go Barack. He’s got some family values for sure! Eat your heart out you sexually addidcted republicans.

Loving The Loving

June 24th, 2009
11:14 pm

I do have to agree with MECQ. If it weren’t for all the partisanship in the USA, I would not care. I would say live and let live. Have sex with whomever you wish. BUT…the Rs have made it such a big deal, they deserve what they get. The Rs are just such fakes when it comes to this subject. Keep it unzipped, and we’ll have the White House for four more. Sorry.

Kerry Barton

June 24th, 2009
11:16 pm

Honestly, I feel bad for the wife and kids or the children of any of these elected officials. I think these officials should all resign regardless of the party it’s just wrong. They go out put themselves on a pedestal with the wife and kids in tow and we just fall for the little picture perfect family. It’s almost become a way of life for politicians just simply DISGUSTING!

Cons are Morons

June 25th, 2009
1:17 am

Drives four hours and flies halfway around the world for some tail. Myrtle Beach hooker will run you forty, fifty bucks tops.

So much for conservative fiscal responsibility.

Cons are Morons

June 25th, 2009
1:20 am

Jackie, any sex scandal involving McConnell, Hannity, and Boehner will most likely involve very young boys and dirty underpants.

Hypocritical freaks.

herbK

June 25th, 2009
7:03 am

Great drivel from the saltsmann/tonto/sanejane/herbie crew, yet nothing original or humorous. Again, folks, practicing mental masturbation and spewing blanks on a blog proves the Gawga Edukashun system doesn’t work. Don’t let your kids turn out like these losers.