Archive for Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cheating governor’s wife files for divorce

December 12, 2009


— South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford may keep his office, but he is losing his marriage.

First lady Jenny Sanford capped a tumultuous week by filing for divorce Friday, two days after state lawmakers stopped short of recommending her husband’s removal for a top-secret June rendezvous with his Argentine mistress. He will not say whether he is still in contact Maria Belen Chapur, the woman he famously called his “soul mate.”

Jenny Sanford, a former Wall Street executive who helped launch her husband’s political career, said Friday their 20-year marriage could not be repaired.

“This came after many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation, yet I am still dedicated to keeping the process that lies ahead peaceful for our family,” she said in a brief statement released as her divorce complaint was filed in family court.

Her husband, who a day earlier told reporters he still hoped they could reconcile, blamed himself for what he called “the moral failure that led us to this tragic point.”


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years ago

"two days after state lawmakers stopped short of recommending her husband’s removal "

My bet is that he wasn't removed because of some dirt he has on top SC lawmakers. And from what I understand of SC politics, there's plenty of dirt to be known.

tomatogrower 8 years ago

I hope she takes him for all he's worth. Go for the max on the child support lady.

Olympics 8 years ago

Another c-street 'church' republican sex scandal.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years ago

"I hope she takes him for all he's worth."

... 'twould seem that isn't much.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years ago

I think the governor's wife thinks his dangling modifier was misplaced.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 8 years ago

Granted, I've misplaced my modifier, and I've been looking for it since last evening....

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years ago

Have you looked in Argentina? I hear that modifiers often go there looking for their "soul mate."

tomatogrower 8 years ago

His dangling modifier should get the chopping block.

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