South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admi...

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits to extramarital affair

There are 75 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 24, 2009, titled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits to extramarital affair. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

South Carolina 's wandering governor, Mark Sanford, said today he had an affair with an Argentine woman and that was why he disappeared without telling anyone he went to South America.

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White Plains, NY

#1 Jun 24, 2009
He should resign as governor, just like Spitzer and McGreevy did. He abandons his state. lies about where he was going so he could get his jollies. What kind of leadership is this.
Tapped Out Tax Payer

United States

#2 Jun 24, 2009
What kind of a corpse does your wife have to be in bed for you to fly thousands of miles away for a fling? I almost feel sorry for the guy. Not really though.......... typical scum running on values and then proving he has none.

El Dorado Hills, CA

#3 Jun 24, 2009
Why are we so crazy about these kinds of things? I wouldn't vote for him for anything, but because of his political, fiscal and social views, not because of an affair. Dammit, it happens and people ought not have to crucify themselves. On the other hand, of course, Republicans will be Republicans.

United States

#4 Jun 24, 2009
Who cares??? Why is this news?? People who find this newsworthy need to get a life. Stop getting your stories from the National Enquire.

Glencoe, IL

#5 Jun 24, 2009
i think he is a buffoon and a prescription drug addit.
Brookfield Bill

United States

#7 Jun 24, 2009
Just another case of South Carolina seceding from a union!

Now we really know why Governor Sanford was afraid of the federal government interfering in state affairs!

What a hoot.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#8 Jun 24, 2009
another dope of a GOP .. four kids at home are now screwed up .. a liar and homewrecker .. he should fall on a sword

Chicago, IL

#9 Jun 24, 2009
Republicans are funny.

Since: Mar 09

Gastonia, NC

#10 Jun 24, 2009
Something is fishy! Couldn't he just have a girlfriend a lil closer than Argentina? Why run? why not just take a vacation? Hummm something is definitely amiss.

Washington, IL

#11 Jun 24, 2009
Oh yes the family values GOP is at it again, this is hilarious! When will they learn to keep their freaking mouths shut about morals, inegrity and oh yes those family values.
swen rettel

United States

#12 Jun 24, 2009
when you are living a lie you leave yourself open for almost anything and being a government offical you cannot do your job properly like leaving the country and not telling anyone. he was the govenor and he has to act responsibly. resighning was the proper thing to do, just go away.As far as his family thats there bussiness.
swen rettel

United States

#13 Jun 24, 2009
one more thing, he was a republican. now for the democrates, president kennedy senator kennedy president clinton and last but not least john edwards. and those are the ones that come to mind without any research. so if you live in a glass house you better change your pants in the basement.
john cosgrove

Bronx, NY

#14 Jun 24, 2009
that is bizarre

Since: Nov 07

Mount Prospect, IL

#15 Jun 24, 2009
And Fox News tries to label him as a Democrat. Again conservatives like to dodge responsibility for their actions and accuse the other side of immorality.

Chicago, IL

#16 Jun 24, 2009
His office says he is hiking in the mountains to clear his mind and upon his return he says he was in Argentina with a woman that isn't his wife.

Sounds like he has a multitude of problems and needs to take some time to sort them out.

This level of dishonesty is not what voters want.
Immigrant Son

North Chicago, IL

#17 Jun 24, 2009
Crash, gurgle, hiss, boom. Unless he is as smooth as slick Willie or converts to a Democrat, his career is over.

United States

#18 Jun 24, 2009
I guess he wasn't lying.

" I wanted to do something Exotic"
Fly Me to Argentina

Barclay, MD

#19 Jun 24, 2009
#1 this shouldn't be news - who give a crap about this?

#2 The women of Argentina are awesome. It's easy to fall for someone down there and they are much better than bitchy/greedy American women in every respect.

#3 He's right, Buenos Aires is a wonderful place!
Fly Me to Argentina

Barclay, MD

#20 Jun 24, 2009
The repubs do need to just stop talking about all their morality and family values crap. People cheat, they do drugs, they have sex before getting married. It's life. Next they'll be quoting that Iranian dude and saying there are no gay people here. Nobody cares what the republicans do, if they are gay, cheat, hit the bottle or whatever, just stop chastizing anyone who does if you can't stick to the ethics you crow about all the time.
Red Blooded American

United States

#21 Jun 24, 2009
As the liberial mamby pambies line up to bash the GOP...I have two words for you-Bill Clinton. People in glass houses should not throw stones. At least he was not in his official office when he did it. Cigar anyone?

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