Gov. Mark Sanford Admits Hiking Trip Was Really an Affair

Bummer.
He seemed like such a great guy.
But, this was really stupid. He flew to Argentina to be with a mistress… over Father’s Day.
What was he thinking?
The State reported:

Gov. Mark Sanford admitted today that his secret trip to Argentina over Father’s Day weekend was to visit a woman he is having an affair with.

“I have developed a relationship with what started as a dear dear friend from Argentina. It began very innocently as I expect many of these things do, just casual email back and forth,” Sanford said. “But here recently this last year developed into something much more.”

Asked if Sanford was separated from his wife, he said “I don’t know how you want to define that. I”m here and she’s there. I guess in a formal sense we are not.”

Sanford said his wife has known about the affair and they have been working through it for the past five months. “What I did was wrong, period. End of story,” Sanford said.

Sanford arrived in the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this morning, having wrapped up a seven-day visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, he said then. Sanford said he had not been hiking along the Appalachian Trail, as his staff said in a Tuesday statement to the media.

This was a self-sabotage.
Unfortunately, Sanford brought several people down with him.

More… The Anchoress speaks for many of us: “Now, go away, sir. Bravo to your wife for not standing there with you, allowing the cameras to chronicle her misery.”

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