Oh, boy. Jenny Sanford asked her husband to leave.

See full size imageThat was two weeks ago (it says so here), and that’s why when she was asked, she really didn’t know the whereabouts of her husband, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

(He was in Argentina having an affair, which you would know if you would just stop going out and living your life and — instead — strap yourself to your computer or television like the rest of us.)

Good luck getting on her web page (www.sc.governor.com/about/jenny). The server’s pretty busy. So I guess the governor’s request to leave his family alone at his confession/press conference is being ignored. Already, her Wikipedia entry includes her husband’s announcement of infidelity.

She released a statement, that included this:

I believe wholeheartedly in the sanctity, dignity and importance of the institution of marriage. I believe that has been consistently reflected in my actions. When I found out about my husband’s infidelity I worked immediately to first seek reconciliation through forgiveness, and then to work diligently to repair our marriage. 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. I therefore asked my husband to leave two weeks ago.

The idea was that they’d reconcile, she said. And then, in her statement, she quoted Psa. 127, the chapter about having the Lord build your house, and treating your children as rewards.

Why does this feel like it’s happened to real people, as opposed to plastic political figureheads?

4 responses to “Oh, boy. Jenny Sanford asked her husband to leave.

  1. Does that Mark and Maria were in love make a difference? Does that make it all more epic and tragic rather than small and sordid?



    • Excellent questions, and excellent post. Does he get a bye — somewhat — because he had real feelings for this woman?

  2. Of course she would want him to leave, she has nothing to lose and money to gain.

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