As reported on June 24, 2009 by Jim Davenport on Yahoo.com
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he's been having an affair with a woman from Argentina and will resign as head of the Republican Governors' Association.
The married father of four emotionally apologized to his wife, staff and others at a news conference after returning Wednesday from a trip to Argentina that followed a days long absence. His staff had said the Republican was hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
Sanford says he met the woman about eight years ago and it became romantic about a year ago. He says his wife and family have known about it for the past five months. Sanford says, "I've let down a lot of people."
Editor Rozek’s Note: uh…do you think? You let down a lot of people? If I had a dollar for every politician who was “hiking on the Appalachian trail”, I’d be a millionaire. That trail must be packed! People! This isn’t just a politician thing ya know? Why do we keep asking these guys to resign? Is it because we’re upset that they did something unethical or wrong?...or is it because we’re embarrassed that the people running our country can’t do it without getting caught? Mrs. Sanford says to her kids, “Okay kids! Let's go to the park. Daddy is showing you how to treat women in the future by enforcing the fact that he can’t respect Mommy and their commitment to their family!” …This is why I’m building an ark!...the Appalachian trail?...you couldn’t even come up with the one about having a “dental conference” like everyone else?