What is it about these affairs?

Another high-profile marriage struck by infidelity . . . Governor Mark Sanford – conservative, bible-thumping, Southern, Republican – admitted this week to cheating on his wife with an Argentinian woman. It began innocently enough with emails, etc., and then escalated into so much more. That’s what happens.

I love, though, that, for once, his wife wasn’t standing beside him. It seems that his political career wasn’t as important to her as holding onto her own moral compass was.

“We reached a point where I felt it was important to look my sons in the eyes and maintain my dignity, self-respect, and my basic sense of right and wrong,” Jenny Sanford stated.

Good for her. Basic sense of right and wrong.

I like that.

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2 responses to “What is it about these affairs?

  1. Joni

    I totally agree. Self respect is a big thing and trust is also major. Without those things, people have nothing. The senator’s last remarks, calling his mistress “his soul mate” and admitting that this was not the first relationship outside of his marriage, do not seem to want to further his “goal” of reconciling with his wife. Nevermind that he says he was only intimate with this one woman– even in his arrogant eyes, he knows that they all represent unacceptable behavior outside of his marriage vows. These losers should all form a club and go off to some island far away for their self- pity parties.

  2. Debbie Harris

    Joni – you go girl!

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