To Quote Jay Leno (who was interviewing Hugh Frant at the time over that transvestite hooker thing) . . .
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!?!?!???
COLUMBIA, S.C. – After going AWOL for seven days, Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. Wiping away tears, he apologized to his family and gave up a national Republican Party post, but was silent on whether he would resign.
Y’know, at first I thought this was just a communications screw-up in his staff — until he was missing through Father’s Day and his wife didn’t even know where he was.
And i wouldn’t worryabout that “resignation” thing — in South Carolina, you can pretty much impeach the Governor for eating a ham sandwich if you want.
What the frack???
And the “resignation” thing may be problematic. he may not have a choice.
“I’ve been unfaithful to my wife,” he said in a news conference in which the 49-year-old governor ruminated on God’s law, moral absolutes and following one’s heart. He said he spent the last five days “crying in Argentina.”
Aw geez. Maybe he should look up Perez Hilton so they can weep a river together.
Sanford, who in recent months had been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2012, said he would resign as head of the Republican Governors Association.
All gone now. Kiss that goodbye. Who’s gonna elect him to ANYTHING now?
By leaving the country without formally transferring power, critics said he neglected his gubernatorial authority and put the state at risk. It wasn’t clear how his staff could reach him in an emergency.
Or whether he’s a complete nutjob, or just a few peanuts short of a Baby Ruth.
At least one state lawmaker called for his resignation. As a congressman, Sanford voted in favor of three of four articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, citing the need for “moral legitimacy.” A newspaper published steamy e-mails between Sanford and the woman. He did not identify her, nor did he definitely say.
And this is where the Democraps and the press start to pile on, but good. Start drafting that resignation speech now, Mark.
Sanford described the woman who lives in Argentina as a “dear, dear friend” whom he has known for about eight years and been romantically involved with for about a year. He said he has seen her three times since the affair began, and his wife found out about it five months ago.
“What I did was wrong. Period,” he said. His family did not attend the news conference, and his wife Jenny Sanford said she asked the governor to leave and stop speaking to her two weeks ago. The governor said he wants to reconcile, and his wife’s statement said her husband has earned a chance to resurrect their marriage.
Yeah, I’ll bet he does. (Sigh.) But the Republicans won’t let him. See, here’s the thing that delineates Republicans From Democrats. When a Democrat is caught in an extramarital affair, we start hearing about alternative lifestyles, differing perceptions of marriage, and how high the divorce rate is today. When a Republican is caught, the loudest howls are from their fellow Republicans, who have very little tolerance for this kind of crap.
Buh-bye Mark. Nice knowing you.
Nutjob. (But at least we found out before the 2012 primaries . . . )