Skip to comments.Jenny Sanford "may forgive" governor
Posted on 07/02/2009 1:31:17 PM PDT by meandog
The wife of embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford called his affair with an Argentine woman "inexcusable" but said Thursday she is willing to forgive him.
Jenny Sanford's e-mailed statement was her first public comment since her husband told The Associated Press earlier this week that his mistress is his soul mate but he is trying to fall back in love with his wife.
"My forgiveness is essential for us both to move on with our lives, with peace, in whatever direction that may take us," Jenny Sanford said in the statement. "Mark has stated that his intent and determination is to save our marriage, and to make amends to the people of South Carolina. I hope he can make good on those intentions, and for the sake of our boys."
She said it is up to South Carolina voters and elected officials to decide whether they can "give Mark another chance."
Sanford returned last week from a secret trip to Argentina to see his mistress, Maria Belen Chapur. His staff had told the public he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, and he later apologized for misleading them.
Jenny Sanford told The Associated Press then that she learned of the affair in January when she discovered a letter Sanford had written to Chapur. She said he had repeatedly asked permission to go Argentina to see Chapur, but she denied it.
Spokesman Joel Sawyer said Thursday that Mark Sanford plans to spend the holiday weekend with his wife and sons in Florida, where his in-laws live.
"He remains committed and determined to repair the damage he has done in his marriage and to building back the trust of the people of South Carolina," Sawyer said.
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Don’t take that forgiveness, Mark.
It’s a license for her to make you miserable for the rest of time.
Forgiveness is for the forgiver, not for the the forgiven. Forgiveness allows the forgiver to move forward. It may take a long time, if at all, for the wife to ever trust her husband again.
He should push through polygamy in his state.
He has boys to take care of.
Much easier if they live in the same house, albeit in seperate bedrooms.
This is closer to “bottom story of the day” territory than it is to breaking news.
He is already a miserable creature and his wife has nothing to do with it.
Come on Jenny! Sarah Palin never would've taken this from Todd.
I guess having 4 boys to raise makes forces your hand to take the weakling back in.
Oh please, just cut his nuts off and lets go on to the next story. Anything, as long as I don’t have to continue to see this crap.
She can forgive him and not stay married...
Forgiveness cannot be accomplished even by the forgiver until a pennance is paid! Christ himself proved that!
“He is already a miserable creature and his wife has nothing to do with it. “
How do you know? She is probably a better politician than he is. We don’t know whats going on in their family. We only know he’s been acting the fool. She comes across as very noble and perhaps she is. However there have been numerous stories about how great a politician she is.
If theres any doubt remember they are politicians, the exceptions are rare.
We have a winner!
Yeah, shame on her for being Christ-like.
Pfft. She’s as much a fool as her husband.
Though as a serial adulterer he’s very likely to do it again. Her call though. God help the kids.
What is wrong with you, Mrs. Sanford???? He doesn’t want or love you and he told the whole world that he is in love with another woman. Where is your pride???
This is playing out in public. How humiliating for them both. If I were her, I’d not be ready to deal with the subject of forgiveness until later— too many emotions to deal with now.
This is just a rotten situation all the way around.
They are both serious Christians and can, with some counseling, work this thing out. People make mistakes all the time and somehow the world keeps on turning (hey...that sounds like a soap opera)