So says Gov. Sanford, who says he spent the last "five days of my life crying in Argentina."
I must say I'm thoroughly bored with these politicians and their sexual affairs, but at least Sanford was a bit weird — disappearing, getting the staff to lie, absconding to another hemisphere, crying....
Mr. Sanford is the third sitting governor to become the central figure in a major scandal in recent years. Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer, Democrat of New York, resigned a few days after his involvement with prostitutes was revealed in March 2008. Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, Democrat of Illinois, clung to office for weeks after being accused by prosecutors of influence-peddling, including trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama; he was impeached and removed from office by the state legislature on Jan. 29.Scandal? What scandal? An extra-marital affair is not a scandal, not in the political sense anyway.
UPDATE: Gah! Emails:
I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I love the curve of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the night’s light - but hey, that would be going into sexual details ...Wouldn't want to go into sexual details. Imagine them published in the newspaper.
And John Kerry shoots off his moronic mouth:
"Too bad, if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin."I love the way he thinks we might not be quick enough to pick up who the Governor of Alaska is. What an idiot!
IN THE COMMENTS: Pogo said:
Well, at least we can add "He went hiking on the Appalachian Trail" to the list of infidelity metaphors.And crying in Argentina.
"Don't cry for me Appalachia! The truth is I never hiked you..."AND NOW: A word from the wife:
-@burckart on Twitter
(via Freeman Hunt's twitter feed)
I believe enduring love is primarily a commitment and an act of will, and for a marriage to be successful, that commitment must be reciprocal. I believe Mark has earned a chance to resurrect our marriage.
Psalm 127 states that sons are a gift from the Lord and children a reward from Him. I will continue to pour my energy into raising our sons to be honorable young men. I remain willing to forgive Mark completely for his indiscretions and to welcome him back, in time, if he continues to work toward reconciliation with a true spirit of humility and repentance.