Friday, June 26, 2009

Jenny Sanford, Finally A Politician's Wife Who Stands Up for Herself and Her Family

Ms Jenny Sanford stands alone among the wives of cheating politicians. She did not stand grimly beside her dirtball spouse as he owned up to his infidelity. She kicked him out of the house a couple of weeks ago. Today, in an interview she said that Sanford had been "told in no uncertain terms not to see her (the other woman)." Obviously, he could not stay away.

She said that he would not be staying with her now. She was also quoted by one source as saying that he had to take care of his career himself, when she was asked about the possibility of his resigning. This woman is strong and she knows where she needs to be. She is not going to take anything off him. She made him by managing his elections, and she will contribute no more, it appears. Great!

Ms Sanford is a wealthy woman and a professional businesswoman in her own right. She does not need the Governor. She is an heir to the Skil tools fortune and a former Wall Street VP. She will take care of herself and her sons, while her husband figures out on his own where he is going from here.

So far this has got to be the best story of a fallen politician's wife. I like her strength. I do not think she is going to take him back unless he makes a major change in his ways and stays true to his word, something he has not done so far. It is a shame for his sons. Obviously, he cared more about this woman in Argentina than he does them. His wife is right to put them first and ensure that they are being cared for at this time.

This must be a most difficult time for Ms Sanford and her sons. She is doing the right thing by standing up to her husband. I certainly hope that she continues to be strong and resists his shallow promises. She will gain nothing by giving in. Not for her sake or for her sons' sake.


Diane J Standiford said...

Indeed! Kudos to her.

Inspector Clouseau said...

There is a very simple reason why disgraced politicians should immediately resign no matter what the offense, or the talent they may possess which could benefit society: in this partisan, acrimonious, political environment in which we currently live, and at this point in time in our nation’s evolution, any elected official needs as much support from his constituency which he or she can gather. After the offense, that support base will undoubtedly diminish, and render their service less effective.

As for resignation, you might check out this.