I'll say this for Sanford, his is a much more interesting scandal than the usual politician's ignimony.
No lustful assignation with a high priced call-girl, or playing footsie with an undercover cop in an airport bathroom, his is a tragic love story - At least that's how he sees it.
His mistress, the lovely Maria Belen Chapur, is not just the object of a sexual fling, she's Sanford's "soul-mate." And he seems happy to tell this to anyone who will listen while at the same time asserting that it is his duty to try to "fall back in love" with his wife.
Either there isn't a snowball's chance in Hell that his reconciliation with his wife will go forward, let alone succeed, or Mrs Sanford has serious self-esteem issues.
Not since Wilbur Mills' Tidal Basin romp with his own Argentine soul-mate, Fannie Fox, have we been treated to such a romantic melodrama.