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By mmhiga - Posted on 30 June 2009
It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.Lewis Black
I think we can all agree that the affair itself, while certainly disappointing, has nothing to do with calls for him to resign. He abandoned the state, leaving no contact info, lied about his whereabouts, and now more lies. It's bad enough his wife can't trust him, but how can anyone trust him as governor? I felt the same with Pres. Clinton. After he pointed his finger at us, denying "sexual relations with that woman" and the lie was revealed, I lost all respect. I was never a big fan to begin with but I just thought, "Well, if he so forcefully lied about that, where will he stop?"
If Sanford had any moral compass, he'd gracefully resign.
Embattled South Carolina Governor Sanford admitted he has "crossed the line" with other women, but denied he "crossed the sex line."
Revelations from the Governor's private life seem to be spewing out at a rapid pace now.
Good Golly Miss Molly... he sure likes to ball!
but denied he "crossed the sex line."
Depends on your definition of "sex." Here we go again wth the semantics? Do you think other women will come forward? He should have resigned while he had an ounce of dignity. This may get ugly. His poor children...you can only shelter so much.
Here we go again was my exact thought Izzy!!
His poor kids, and his poor wife..having him publicly state that Maria is his soul mate, and how he is in love with her, but trying to learn to love his wife again. She would be a fool to ever take him back again, IMO, and I seldom judge this sort of th1ing...but I just did.
Hi Suzi : I guess I didn't realize that you were trying to point out that Mrs. Sanford was not enabling him. That's a very good point. I think the problem is we get into a situation where people's memories change about who said what and who did what.
But we know what he did in his Governor position that proves he is unfit for office.
I also get frustrated when I see wives (or husbands-which I have seen more of within my inner circle of friends, to be honest) enable the cheating spouse. I know one woman whose husband basically said he needed time to see other women, she gained too much weight after the baby, and she is not to see other men and just wait until he "might" be ready to return-and she is fine with that!!!! Even his family is pleading with her to give him the boot! In politics or business, there is no question some stay for the power or money, some have an "understanding." I really don't know where Jenny Sanford stands in terms of what she knew. I base my admiration for her on seeing her reaction to what has come forth in the past week. She seems pretty strong and not a push-over. I wonder how she reacted to his latest interviews. If I heard my husband talk about trying to fall back in love with me (as if it's torture!) while speaking so passsionately of his love story and soulmate, he'd probably have a black eye the next day (and I'm not a violent person by nature!) For someone who pretends to be Mr. Romantic, could someone please enroll him in a class called "What NOT to say to your wife after revealing a steamy love affair" or "You Had an Affair: Now Shut Up!"
On one of the NYC visits with Maria, his spiritual advisor tagged along, probably pushing him to break up with her. That must have been awkward. "OK, Reverend, I'm finally going to end it" He then walks into the hotel at 6pm and returns at noon the next day glowing and exhausted! Time for more prayer!
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