Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sandford Met...Guess Who?

I was right the first time. Mr. Sanford met a woman in Argentina. This, from Huffington Post's report on his 2 p.m. press conference:

UPDATE: Sanford apologized at a press conference to his family, and his staff at a press conference for "the way that I let them down." He said he had a conversation with his father-in-law a few weeks ago about where "my heart was ... laying my cards on the table."

"There are moral absolutes, God's law is indeed there to protect you from yourself. There are consequences if you breach that. This press conference is a consequence."

"I've been unfaithful to my wife and I've developed a relationship with what stared as a dear, dear friend from Argentina," he finally said.

Poor, poor Mr. Sanford. Did he really think he would get away with it? I wonder if his staff actually knew and was covering for him. I guess his past one man getaways, that his wife thought were head clearing, were forays to Argentina to meet his "girl." According to, his wife has known about the affair for five months. I hope she was worth it, given the fact that he left his young sons on Father's Day to meet his mistress. Pure unadulterated stupidity...but as a have said, he is a Republican and a stupid virus has infected them lately.

Speaking of stupid. Sandford said, “I’ve spent the last five days of my life crying in Argentina. I am committed to trying to get my heart right.” That is the first time I have heard it referred to as "crying," but I will say this for Sanford, he would make a comedian a great straight man. Can you imagine what Letterman, Stewart, Colbert and the other will do with that line?

So...another of the "Family Values" Republicans bites the dust...but he has dropped God's name, in the proper place at his first admission, so all will be forgiven. Well...first there will be the obligatory press conference with his wife standing stoically beside him, supporting him through his "mistake." Then the meeting with some big name preacher, where he will be exorcised of the evil demons, which the devil allowed to take over. Then all will be forgiven.

Sanford has stepped down as Chairman of the Republican Governor's Association. It remains to be seen whether he will step away from the Governor's office. My guess is that he will not. We'll just have to wait to see if his wife steps down from the marriage.

1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

Makes me sick. Who DIDN'T KNOW he was screwing around? The only surprise was that it wasn't with a dude.