South Carolina Governor Admits to Affair
The mystery surrounding South Carolina governor Mark Sanford's recent disappearance has been solved.
“I have been unfaithful to my wife. I developed a relationship with what started out as a dear, dear friend from Argentina,” Sanford said.
Sanford disappeared for several days before the media caught wind of what was going on. Both Sanford’s staff and his wife, Jenny, said the governor had taken leave to do some writing and needed to get some time “to get away from the kids” after a rough legislative session.
Confusion continued as no one seemed to know where the Governor had gone off to, with his staff initially suggesting that he'd gone for an extended hike in the mountains.
“Coverup, coverup. Lies, lies, lies. His staff lied — they didn't know where he was. I don't believe a word that comes out of that office,” said South Carolina Secretary of State Jake Knotts.
Sanford apologized to his wife, Jenny, and his children. “To Jenny, anybody who has observed her over the last 40 year of my life knows how closely she has stood by my side in campaign, after campaign, after campaign,” he said.
“I’ve let down a lot of people, and that’s the bottom line,” he said. “I’m a bottom line kind of guy I’m just gonna lay it out. It’s gonna hurt and I’m going to let the chips fall where they may."
Sanford had been considered a rising star and a potential Presidential candidate in 2012 before news of the affair broke.