Governor Says He Had Extramarital Affairs.wsj.net
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online.wsj.com — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday he had had an affair, ending days of speculation about his whereabouts.

"The bottom line is this - I've been unfaithful to my wife," the governor said during a news conference in which he paused several times to compose himself. He admitted lying to his staff about his whereabouts and said he had been in Argentina with a woman whom he didn't name.

He said he has known the woman for eight years and that the relationship turned romantic within the past year. He profusely apologized - to his wife and four sons, his staff, the people of his state and "people of faith" around the country. "There are moral absolutes," he said, adding that he is remaining with his wife, whom he said has known about the affair for several months.

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Posted 1981 days ago
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When I saw he was AWOL an affair is the first thing that popped into my head.

And he was one of the most vociferous opponents of John Edwards when that affair became public knowledge. Oh how the "mighty" hath fallen!

Another Grand Old Prick that just needs to fade from government life. - I say good riddance! Hypocrite!!!
Posted 1980 days ago
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Years ago Rep. Sanford voted to impeach President Clinton.

Hypocrite.
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He should not resign for being human - he should resign for being a hypocrite. A person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, and gets elected based on these qualities which turns out to be a lie should resign.

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