Turns out Sanford wasn’t exactly practicing his milonguero skills:
South Carolina Gov. Admits Being ‘Unfaithful’ to His Wife
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he has returned from a trip to Argentina. He was not hiking on the Appalachian Trail, as his aides told reporters to explain his mysterious absence.
In a stunning confession, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday to being “unfaithful” to his wife during a press conference meant to account for his mysterious week-long absence.
“I’ve let down a lot of people. That’s the bottom line,” he said. “I’ve been unfaithful to my wife.”
Sanford, who just returned from Argentina, said he developed a “relationship with what started out as a dear, dear friend from Argentina.”
The governor “apologized” profusely to his family, his staff and the people of South Carolina.
That about ends his political career, at least for the time being.
And thank you to Mrs. Sanford for not standing by him like a Democrat wee wifey.
“I’ve let down a lot of people, that’s the bottom line,” Sanford said at a news conference. He said he’s known the woman about eight years, but their relationship turned into something more a year ago while he was on an economic development trip to Argentina.
Sanford, a 49-year-old father of four, choked up during remarks to reporters. He said his wife has known about the affair for the last five months.