The great mystery has been solved and surprise, surprise - it's all about sex. Mark Sanford, South Carolina's chief exec. is now back home admitting he's been a very bad boy. After disappearing for five days on an "adventure trip," or so he told his staff, Sanford confessed to having an affair. No wonder he had such a great tan – he was in Argentina. Is it me or doesn't that seem like an awfully long way to go for a roll in the hay?
At yesterday's press conference he apologized to his wife, Jenny, his four sons, his "parents-in-laws", his staff and the rest of the country.
"As much as I did talk about going to the Appalachian Trail, that wasn't where I ended up," he drawled. No. With his four kids at home and his wife managing his campaigns, Sanford developed a relationship with a "dear, dear friend from Argentina." A married lady he'd known for eight years.
Can you just imagine what would be going on if Mark was Margaret, a female governor who did the same thing? With men it's still more accepted. It's just what men do. Sanford even turned to God to defend him saying, "God's law is designed "to protect people from themselves . . . It's not a morally rigid list of do's and don'ts just for the heck of do's and don'ts." Oh pleez!!
Our politicians sure do know how to serve the people don't they. We had McGreevey who hid the fact he was gay. Then there was Spitzer and his ladies of the evening and now Stanford who wins a special spot in the Horny Governors Hall of Fame.
Is it totally unrealistic to expect people to honor their rwedding vows? It sure looks that way. Maybe marriage isn't everything it's cracked up to be and we have to establish a whole new set of rules.