This affair would enhance Sanford's resume if he was a democrat.
At least one state lawmaker called for his resignation. As a congressman, Sanford voted in favor of three of four articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, citing the need for "moral legitimacy."
will this hurt his 2012 presidential bid? At least hes not diddling little boys, thats a plus. Isnt it?
Why should this story matter?
Adultery has absolutely nothing to do with your ability to govern.
But abandoning your post without informing your staff, family or the chain of command is cause for concern.
During Sanford's first gubernatorial campaign in 2002, an 8-year-old African-American girl wandered onto a Sanford family property on Lady's Island and drowned. A source close to the governor said she fell into a "retaining pond." Her family's lawyer, Manning Smith, called it a "pit." Other sources claim that Sanford, who owned a hydraulic excavator at the time, digs holes on his property to unwind.
Gov. Mark Sanford today revealed the newest GOP strategy
for recruiting young males to the party, join the party, get elected,
travel the world, cheat on your wife. The GOP anticipates a %7 increase in party affiliation.
I don't see any reason-- other than the hypocrisy is his public life-- that any of this should matter.