Yet another apology from Mark Sanford

And you thought you’d heard the last apology from Mark Sanford. But no.

The governor of South Carolina has penned a long, mea maxima culpa — an op-ed piece — in today’s The State, the Columbia newspaper.

A few tidbits:

I have struggled with how best to convey my regret in letting so many down, and in that regard I realize this column does not do justice to the process of saying “I am sorry.”

A hand-written note or phone call would ultimately be more appropriate, but given the number of people I need to apologize to, I write this to begin the journey of trying to get things more right with you and others….

If you ever have the misfortune of being at this point, whether self-induced as in my case or not, it will give you an indeed amazing perspective on life and on what really matters. I read notes from someone who worked in a sandwich shop I ate at 10 years ago, from 7th-grade classmates, from state employees and more….

I’ve been humbled and broken as never before in my life, and as a consequence have given up areas of control in a way that I never have before. And it is my belief that this will make me a better father, husband, friend and advocate.

You do doubt wonder where this is headed. Many people do. Grayson Daughters, an Atlanta videographer, posted the following this morning on her Facebook account:

Fully multimedia stringer (with DV gear) available to go to SC in case of Sanford resignation/The Family eruption. DM for details.

For instant updates, follow me on Twitter.

9 comments Add your comment

Bill White

July 20th, 2009
12:10 pm

This is a beautiful heart-felt apology. Unfortunately, the liberal media is taking this to the extreme and is calling for his head on a platter. The good news is that Governor Sanford is standing up for his marriage and values. He will come through this with few scars. I don’t think the Communist Columbia newspaper will be able to chase the honorable governor out of town. I love this governor, his gorgeous wife and boys. I am praying for them. They are definitely invited to come over for prayer and pie at my house in Hattiesburg.


July 20th, 2009
12:24 pm

Obviously you have had way too much of the religious right kool-aide. The guy needs to resign immediately. Sanford has stated that he is not giving up his affair nor the women. Hope Mrs. Sanford rocks his world and leaves him. And yet another example of the hypocrisy that surrounds religion in this Country and further proof that religion and politics don’t mix and shouldn’t-ever!

John Nardo

July 20th, 2009
12:29 pm

Dear Bill White,
When the Sanfords come to your house for prayer and pie, let them move in upstairs and stay for a while [like 18 months or so]. Just as he needs to get away from the creeping Red Menace in Columbia, the people of South Carolina would be a lot better off if he’d settle out of state for the rest of his term. Maybe Chip Pickering over in Jackson could get Sandford employment at his new girlfriend’s telecom company. Or perhaps Senator Ensign’s parents could get him a job dealing blackjack at one of the casinos in Biloxi.


July 20th, 2009
1:41 pm

Sanford’s got a lot of nerve unburdening his feelings on the people of South Carolina who he’s screwed from Day One. His disdain for them has been evident in how he has managed (er, mismanaged) their business. Beside the people of South Carolina the other real victims are his wife and four children. What an ego. Of course he and a few of his right-wing Christians lunatics, like Bill White above, believe God is on his side and that he’s “forgivable” and, anyone with the nerve to criticizie Sanford for his selfish and untrustworthy behavior just has to be a Communist. Get a life, White. You and the other nutjobs like you are the reason the Republican Party and whom they support can run on a family values platform even when they lack the morals to value their own families.

Conservative Georgian

July 20th, 2009
1:49 pm

If you have seen any of Bill White’s writings, then you realize the term hypocrite is not a strong enough term to use in describing him.

Chris Broe

July 20th, 2009
1:53 pm

Sanford, who went foolishly incommunicado while going full commando, should finally stfu.

He’s no Tommy Watson, but he is good with his putter.

Sick of the story yet? I’ve noticed that most of the people I’m meeting here on the beach are broken. The tourists, the locals, and the governor. America is broken. We’re broken. All of us. We all have some thing that has clobbered us. All.

So, look how obnoxious it sounds to hear someone sniveling about it. Enough, guv.

Surf’s up! Got a new board. Surfer mom’s everywhere, man. This is the best summer ever! Working on waterproof beer hat.

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 20th, 2009
1:56 pm

Bill White – Do you think overcompensating so much in support of what is obviously the spirit of Anti-Christ, frees you of the need to get right with G-d and your family, and get “real?”

Mark Sanford’s a grown man and has proven time and again he has a reprobate mind.

Your unfettered support for him makes it pretty clear you’re cut from the same cloth.

He needs to resign and “your gorgeous Delores” needs to make sure she and the kids are protected when you finally come out and reveal what you’re trying so hard to hide.


July 20th, 2009
2:01 pm

Bill White, you’re deluded. The media published something HE wrote, hence the appearance of his blubbering ego in the news again. Most of us couldn’t possibly care less about the state of his marriage or his contrived public contrition. The only pertinent question is whether he was or is actually DOING THE JOB for which he collects a paycheck.


July 22nd, 2009
7:15 am

Go with it and don’t waiver. I would respect Sanford more if he married Maria and then moved on with his life. Of course, I would hope the xMrs. Sanford then gives Mr. Sanford a chance at true penance at the divorce settlement. The guy is a hypocrite and lucky he has two women that would want him. As it is he owes an apology to the woman in Argentina.
And what is this fascination with how his wife and kids look? Who cares? I’ll take a pimple and integrity over that phony thin facade any day. That is how a “Stepford Wife” and kids look.