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Jenny Sanford Unplugged in Vogue


(Jonathan Becker/Vogue)

South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford likened her estranged husband's affair with an Argentine woman to pornography addiction or alcoholism in an interview in the September issue of Vogue magazine, set to hit newsstands this week.

"Over the course of both pastoral and marriage counseling, it became clear to me that he was just obsessed with going to see this woman. I have learned that these affairs are almost like an addiction to alcohol or pornography. They just can't break away from them," Sanford told the fashion magazine.

Gov. Mark Sanford certainly proved he couldn't break away when he was busted visiting his girlfriend in Argentina in June instead of hiking the Appalachian Trail (alone) as he had claimed.

Other notable quotes from Mrs. Sanford's interview with Vogue include:

"It never occurred to me that he would do something like that. The person I married was centered on a core of morals. The person who did this is not centered on those morals."

"Everybody would like to escape sometimes. I'd like somebody 5,000 miles away I could E-mail. It's not exclusive to men, but I know that isn't realistic."

"I also feel sorry for the other woman. I am sure she is a fine person. It can't be fun for her, though I do sometimes question her judgment. If she knew the newspaper had those E-mails back in December, why did she want him to come in June? But I can't go there too much. All I can do is pray for her because she made some poor choices."

The other woman is Maria Belén Chapur of Argentina, she of the "magnificently gentle kisses" and "erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself)," as her boyfriend, the South Carolina governor, wrote to his paramour in one of his love e-mails to her.

Mrs. Sanford, incidentally, tells Vogue she and her husband didn't share such passion when they met. "We weren't madly in love, but we were compatible and good friends."

As for the future, Sanford, who has been living at the family's oceanfront cottage while Mark Sanford remains in the governor's mansion, says she's open to getting back together with her husband, difficult as it may be. "I am not in charge of revenge. That's not up to me. That's for the Lord to decide, and it's important for me to teach that to my boys," she tells Vogue. "All I can do is forgive. Reconciliation is something else, and that is going to be a harder road. I have put my heart and soul into being a good mother and wife. Now I think it's up to my husband to do the soul-searching to see if he wants to stay married. The ball is in his court."

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 17, 2009; 4:03 PM ET
 
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No great passion, just compatibility and friendship.

huh.

Posted by: bmschumacher | August 17, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

FYI: The Sanford's "cottage" on Sullivans Island is a six bedroom house that was recently listed for sale at four million dollars, repeat four million. Wow.

Posted by: columbiajoe | August 17, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

This will turn the heat up. And where there is heat, there is fire. And where there is fire, there is the devil.

Luv Guv Mark Sanford thus has an easy explanation: "The devil made me do it."

If he was a "lame duck" before, he is surely a "cooked goose" now.

Posted by: benighse | August 17, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Wow, what a sad lack of self-respect. If my husband said he was, "trying to fall back in love with me," as Mark Sanford stated to the press a few weeks ago, I would tell him not to bother! (Pray on that!)

Posted by: ds14 | August 17, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

WOW!
Talk about poor choices. Jenny Sanford is really a pretty lady and seems to have it all together.
Poor Mark, he blew it.
Go Jenny

Posted by: donnajorobinson | August 17, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Lovely, blemish free, like a cardboard cutout.

Posted by: Julysun | August 17, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure that the Gov and his pals at "C Street" will be able to come up with a good explanation why The Lord doesn't want him to stay married.

What a hosebag.

Posted by: bmschumacher | August 17, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

The hypocrisy of these so called "Moral Christian Right" is too much. Lady, get off your high horse and deal with the reality. The man you married (and you have to admit it) pretended to be of high moral values - hence hypocrisy. You all subscribed to this bs because it took you to the top. However, you are now the laughing stock of the entire country. What goes around comes around...

Posted by: hannington | August 17, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the lady is just as big a nutjob as the wingnut governor.

Of course she's holding all the cards now - custody of the children, HUGE child support payments, big alimony bucks for life, 4 million dollar "cottage" to live in - probably with servants, nannies, drivers, etc. No wonder she believes in god so much - she's smart enough to realized how big she will cash in on her husband's inability to control his penis.

Posted by: Heerman532 | August 17, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Jenny actually does have it right in one big way - infidelity is an addiction, fueled by a lack of self-esteem, driven by something horribly broken inside an otherwise decent person that makes them avoid their problems rather than face them.
The biggest difference, of course, being that infidelity requires the involvement of another human being and often masquerades as "true love," when of course it's not.
I know from personal experience.

So, I applaud her for recognizing the root of the Gov's problems and not blaming herself for them, and for not getting enraged and lashing out in a public forum. That takes a strength and maturity that most people don't have, and many who are criticizing her don't want to recognize because they are weaker than she is.

And, may I add the obligatory - she looks HOT in that picture, way to show the world what the Gov threw away!!
:)


Posted by: JMGinPDX | August 17, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

It's key to remember that when a Democratic official is caught in a sex scandal (Clinton, Edwards, Spitzer) an immoral, hypocritical adulterer has finally been exposed for what he always has been. He should be impeached or resign immediately.

When a sex scandal entraps a Republican official (Ensign, Sanford, Vitter), a decent, God-fearing Christian only showed he is human like all of us, and this uncharacteristic lapse in judgment should not overshadow his strong moral convictions and dedication to his constituents. He should be allowed to continue his good work; let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Posted by: bpai_99 | August 17, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Jenny is a product of how woman marry men they know don't love them. Jenny built Marks career and in return he gave her sex. As for Jenny feeling sorry for Maria now that's a joke. Mark claims his love for his soul mate name Maria not Jenny. Jenny is only embarrassing herself and degrading herself. Jenny needs to get her act together and fine another husband she can build a career for and hopefully this time he might even fall in love with her. Now after seeing pictures of both Maria and Jenny, I'd say Mark made the right choice in picking Maria as Jenny looks really hard and old but her photos are doctored up very well. Jenny has more lines in her face then their are roads in South Carolina.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | August 17, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Hermann.....She is the one with the money not the governor. He is teh one who going to have to make a living after this is over.

Posted by: JJLP | August 17, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Hermann.....She is the one with the money not the governor. He is the one who going to have to make a living after this is over.

Posted by: JJLP | August 17, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Sad that there are so many people who have a warped view of a Christian marriage. (and sadder that some of them probably call themselves Christian).

If you have never been cheated on, specifically in marriage, then you cannot imagine the agony and turmoil it puts you through.

Mrs. Sanford is an amazing example of both a Christian view of marriage, and a Christian view of forgiveness. The bible encourages us to always try to keep forgiveness as an option, even in adultery.
It would be easy for her to say "the heck with him, i'm kicking him out the door". It takes an incredible amount of courage, and Christian love, for her to speak publically as she has done.
Brava, Mrs Sanford.

Posted by: phil33 | August 17, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

"We weren't madly in love, but we were compatible and good friends." ....This is the saddest thing I have heard and hardly a reason to marry. That's what you say about your dog...though Mark Sanford certainly behaved like one.

Jenny: Please reconsider reconciling with someone who has to "try to fall in love with you again." Take a lesson from Donna Hanover; after Rudy dumped her, she reconnected with a boyfriend from college and found someone who knew her and loved her. You deserve so much better - please stop settling for less than you should have. Your self-esteem will leap off the page, no more Jenny, the victim.

Jenny: Do you really want to grow old with Mark, whose "love of his life" is not you?

Posted by: carolineC1 | August 17, 2009 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Just because her husband had to blabber all over the nation about his feelings, did the estranged Mrs. Stanford have to mimic him?

She has a family money and she was a banker, once upon a time. She'll do okay for herself.

But why do we as a nation have the NEED to tell personal information to everyone?

Posted by: Chatelaine | August 17, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

As a therapist, I can tell you that an affair is like an addiction, until the couple has a chance to spend huge blocks of time together without the thrill of sneaking around; then, as real life begins
to intrude and normal everyday annoyances
emerge, the fantasy quickly turns into harsh reality. I'd love to be a fly on the
wall when the moonstruck Sanford returns home to his lovenest only to be told that
the toilet has overflowed and there's raw
sewage all over the apartment. As for Jenny Sanford, she should hire a good divorce attorney, make sure that Sanford
doesn't hit her up for alimony, divorce the weasel and move on.

Posted by: jzrcsw | August 17, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

phil33 writes: "Mrs. Sanford is an amazing example of both a Christian view of marriage, and a Christian view of forgiveness."

You can add Christian view of a doormat to your list!

Posted by: Zebragirl | August 17, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

So we have the emotionally sterile Jenny Sanford married to the emotionally immature Mark Sanford.

There ought to a pre-marital test that will identify these social misfits and prevent them from ever having children and perpetuating his infantile and her "cold fish" behavior.

Posted by: WhatHeSaid | August 17, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Compatible and good friends, eh? I am compatible and good friends with the guys on my bowling team, but I did not think to marry them. An even more common cause of infidelity than low self esteem is a loveless marriage. Jenny Sanford never had a marriage. She was in a business relationship. Mark could have had as much passion with her as he would get with an inflatable doll.
Jenny seems to have been the first one to break the marriage vow. I seem to recall something about love in there, at least in the church I was brought up in.

Posted by: 86sean | August 17, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Interesting story and insight - like the reference to not being into revenge, but to forgive. Best wishes to all parties.

Posted by: onthejourney | August 17, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

What does she say about her husband's membership in this wacko church?:

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/07/21/c_street/

Posted by: onestring | August 17, 2009 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, this is not about pornography, alcoholism, sex, religion, forgiveness, or any such thing-- to the public. Sanford left the state without a forwarding address and without delegating authority in his absence in case of emergency for several days. They just had a forest fire emergency prior to his leaving on his escapade to Argentina. What was he thinking of-- except himself?

In fact, dragging in these other issues shows just how far the religious right has confused the idea of separation of church and state, the private interest and the public interest, personal forgiveness and public responsibility. What a mishmash.

A mocrocosm of what's wrong with the Republican party that has crossed and confused so many lines about what it public and what is private-- that it now exists in a Bizarro universe (you know the folks from Htrae)-- where everything is personal and subject to religious forgiveness. As if we lived in a theocracy, which apparently some folks think we do.

In some ways, I think Sanford and his wife may be made for each other. But, out of sight out of mind, would be preferable to me.

Posted by: Jeff-for-progress | August 17, 2009 8:44 PM | Report abuse

I agree that Jenny Sanford appears to be a cardboard cutout.
Her husband is pathetic.
They deserve each other - I hope they reconcile for the good of the rest of us (so we don't have to hear about them anymore).

Posted by: jgwlaw | August 17, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

You know what, this lady is passive aggressive and she should just can the guy and move on--it will backfire on her if she decided to be a martyr--ok, 4 sons, but they get it. Let him go!

Posted by: msjmb1 | August 17, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

She should dump the skunk and move on. Unless he gets counseling for his "addiction," nothing will change.

/end

Posted by: itsagreatday1 | August 17, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Jenny- please come on my show! You can say anything. That dirtbag shamed your family. He's a Goldman Sachs and C Street DC "Family" cult disgrace. You can speak freely or give him his just desserts. At least three of us are consenting volunteers. This really is an option. You'll feel happy and alive again and truly give him what he deserves. Rev. Bookburn - Radio Volta

Posted by: revbookburn | August 17, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Jenny, if you really love him, let him go. It's best for the boys and you to be free of him and for him to be free to go experience life with his "soulmate". It won't be long before he realizes what a huge fantasy it has been to believe that she was the love of his life. The divorcee has plenty of issues and her self esteem has got to be zero or she would not have latched onto a married father of 4. It's easy to display only the good side during those clandestine moments. She will not be as generous as you have been, allowing him so much space and it will stifle him. He will also find out her shortcomings and will eventually cheat on her. He will have no friends, no career, and no family. Let him go for now and if you truly love him, I guarantee he will be back.

Posted by: candida1 | August 17, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Read the book "The Other Woman" by Joy Fielding, it will give you great comfort.

Posted by: candida1 | August 17, 2009 10:53 PM | Report abuse

It's time for her story to come out in her own words... on video: http://thediscust.com/?p=910

Posted by: bbarrie | August 17, 2009 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Follow up to the Edwards comparison. Edwards affair was with a much younger woman, whom he put on his campaign payroll, in a position for which her credentials were questionable at best. They both abused both public and private trust. They are not the first and will not be the last.

Posted by: AuditorNY | August 18, 2009 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Follow up to the Edwards comparison. Edwards affair was with a much younger woman, whom he put on his campaign payroll, in a position for which her credentials were questionable at best. They both abused both public and private trust. They are not the first and will not be the last.

Posted by: AuditorNY | August 18, 2009 12:41 AM | Report abuse

She proves to be very capable in thinking while very upset. Her husband clearly doesn't have the talent of thinking through his passions:
http://www.pandalous.com/topic/thinking_through_passion

Her suggestion of getting back together is very nice, but he did not only have an affair but said some things. Given all that he said about the other woman being his soul mate, is getting back together really that good of an idea?

Posted by: George251 | August 18, 2009 1:13 AM | Report abuse

PS

Although, I may be somewhat harsh on Jenny, who appears from the Vogue account in some ways to be quite nice-- as a private citizen.

Posted by: Jeff-for-progress | August 18, 2009 5:15 AM | Report abuse

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

The colder the better.


Posted by: dadada | August 18, 2009 5:22 AM | Report abuse

I love the outrage from the left. Of course these same present day moral compasses thought Hillbilly Clinton's BJ's were "his" business. A bit hypocitical kind of like how the National Organization of Women stuck up for all women at the time (except Monica of course) until doing so would benefit their goals. Libs apparently could care less that Hillbilly Clinton, the lying POS, needed the feds to spend $50 million to get him to confess and the ONLY reason he did that was he was out smarted by a 20 year old who new he was a scumbag, trailer trash, low life that would try to crucify her if the affar came out.

Yeah - good old lib--tards who have Kennedy, a murderer and Robert Byrd a Keagle in the KKK as their longest serving Senators.

Posted by: Bcamp55 | August 18, 2009 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Most of the comments on this blog make it abundantly clear that "personal dignity" is not know to many in this country. Jenny Sanford refuses to stoop to adolescent name-calling like many on this blog and she is vilified for it.

Posted by: gdmurray186 | August 18, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

I love the outrage from the left. Of course these same present day moral compasses thought Hillbilly Clinton's BJ's were "his" business. A bit hypocitical kind of like how the National Organization of Women stuck up for all women at the time (except Monica of course) until doing so would benefit their goals. Libs apparently could care less that Hillbilly Clinton, the lying POS, needed the feds to spend $50 million to get him to confess and the ONLY reason he did that was he was out smarted by a 20 year old who new he was a scumbag, trailer trash, low life that would try to crucify her if the affar came out.

Yeah - good old lib--tards who have Kennedy, a murderer and Robert Byrd a Keagle in the KKK as their longest serving Senators.

Posted by: Bcamp55 | August 18, 2009 9:31 AM
-------------------------------------------
And all the time that Newt was leading the charge to impeach Clinton, who was FORCING the Feds (R's) to spend $50 mill to prove that he got a blow job, Newt was busy getting his own. While his wife was being treated for cancer.

As for killing people, wasn't it that spectacularly clueless Stepford wife Laura Bush that killed her boyfriend ? With a car, no less ?

Glass houses, @sshole.

Posted by: dennissuper | August 18, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

So my long-standing opinion that being a "best friend" of the opposite sex is not the basis for a successful marriage. That six-bedroom "cottage" valued at $4m...well, everyone here needs to know that it is JENNY who is wealthy; she is the heiress of the Skil tool fortune and met Sanford when she was a stockbroker in NYC managing her family's fortune. She is not going to use her husband's infidelity as a way of "getting" his money, alimony, etc., as at least one very ignorant poster here posited. It is JENNY with the money and Mark who will probably want some of it.

Posted by: toni5 | August 18, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I also recognize the different standards applied to Dems and GOPers. Yes, the Dems are weak, immoral scumbags. The GOPers are "only human" who are trying to "do the right thing."

Sanford has already ADMITTED to doing WAY more than Clinton ever did, and Clinton was IMPEACHED! Sanford deserted his post, left no word as to where he was, parked a car with camping gear conspicuously displayed at the ATL airport and went to Argentina to meet a woman that he spent the state's time and money to see on numerous occasions. He used state business as nothing more than a pretext to be with her. He lied to his staff by telling them he was hiking when he was IN Argentina. In a state where adultery is against the law!

I understand that spouses are human beings and that people and marriages change. People fall in and out of love. Things happen. But to announce publicly, or ANYWHERE within earshot of your children, that you don't love their mother, perhaps never did, and have found a soulmate in Argentina...REPREHENSIBLE. Even if it's the truth, YOU DON'T LET YOUR KIDS HEAR THAT.

Posted by: toni5 | August 18, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm. Let's face it. Whatever the party, anytime a high profile wealthy person gets caught up in human drama, it makes a fabulous soap opera for us all. WE didn't make them blab all the way from hell to creation.

One can't help wondering if Mrs. Sanford is positioning herself for a political run of her own.

There's gotta be somethin' higher-calling than revenge, right?

Posted by: dadada | August 18, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I commend Jenny Sanford for not standing by her unfaithful husband when he announced his adultery, and I praise her for moving out! It's great that she forgives him, but I think she needs to MOVE ON and find someone else who's worthy of her! She should NOT take him back, if he later decides to come back! She should divorce him! How can she be w/ him when he's already tainted w/ another woman?!? Perhaps she's more wealthy than him, so if she divorces him, she'll have to give him 50% of her assets? if that's the case, then I understand why she's staying w/ him. BUT if she can divorce him & not give him a cent, then she should forgive and move on to maximize her life. She deserves to be w/ a man that's capable of loving her and being loved by her!

Posted by: beautyfashionsense | August 18, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

I dunno. Sounds like Mark may have foudn the lvoe of his life. This happens - and Mrs. Sanford readily admits she and her husband weren't (aren't) madly in love. So be it.

Don't curse him. Just don't talk to Vouge about it - that doesn't help the children. Instead, choose between a loveless marriage for the sake of the children, or a harmonious divorce for the sake of the children. Either choice has its positive and negatives. But she is mistaken - love is not like alcohol or pornography - it's actually one of the prime, most universal motiviating factors in life.

Posted by: mblive | August 18, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

also, marc sanford committed adultery, so by law, jenny should hv custody of the kids and by law, marc should not be receiving any payments/assets fr jenny if she is more wealthy than him!

jenny, pls leave this unfaithful tainted man! he dipped his little friend into someone else's filthy bucket, so please let him, his little friend in the bucket float free in the argentian well. Jenny, please maximize your life, teach your boys the importance of solid moral values, how how pivital it is that they do not make a mistake close to their father's. Jenny, you're attractive, smart, classy, sophisticated and you deserve a strong confidant loving honest faithful gentlman, not a spineless unfaithful man that cheated on you and your children!!!

Posted by: beautyfashionsense | August 18, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

yes true thar marc sanford found the 'love' or 'lust' of his life, but he should do the right thing by breaking it off w/ his wife first, or seperating from her first, before he commits adultery. he wanted the best of both worlds, a family and a mistress and he used tax payers hard earned $$$ to finaance some of his adulterous liaisons. Honesty/faithfuless/commitment/loyalty are invaluable and if marc sanford cannot engage in, then he needs to leave jenny sanford and spend his life w/ his so called 'love' or mistress!!! how dare he talk dwn on clinton's spineless oral sex w/ a 20yo intern, when he himself is such a hipocrate to commit adultery esp w/ he has 4 young children and a faithful wife. if he's not happy,then he should've seperated fr his wife or apply for divorce!

Posted by: beautyfashionsense | August 18, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I agree with ds14. Someone once said to me that she had tried to like me. My answer: "Don't waste any of your time on my behalf!"
It was a very codescending remark that Sanford made to his wife. Has she no pride?

Posted by: lmurphy006 | August 18, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I live in Columbia, and spend much time dowtown, by Sanfords grace-ING ground. Jenny Sanford is extremely gorgeous. And Sarah Palin is the cutest/loveable Republican this side of the Mountain divide. It just shows how beautiful our New Age of Classic American Gals are. Sarah Palin and Mark Sanford and all the above of the 2010 ERA for the GOP in trad. "Keeping it Classic" should all be Pres/VP and Cabinet. BRING BACK THE GOP!!! Look at Jenny, shes Sanford's girl.

Posted by: RyanOfColumbiaSC | August 18, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I've learned from some women friends of mine that a life interrupted by an unfaithful spouse can be put together.
After it all sinks in one has to pick up and say I'm free and I am woman hear me roar. Yes I can,to quote Mr Obama.
Go for it!

But I'm a man, so what do I know?

Posted by: depaulconsiglio | August 18, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Damn ya'll, what can you say about a situation like this that ain't been said in some form or fashion. Well lets see; first of all if you ain't a Christian you can't possibly understand her perspective cause it is part of being Christian to be able to. Adultery is not the "unforgivable sin" but it is one of the most difficult to recover from since we are able & commanded to forgive. The hard part is forgetting which is virtually humanly impossible. She has made the choice to let love cover this part of the multitude of sins. Read 1st Corinthians 13 & it will help you understand.She is also right about vengeance. Mark has a lot to do to save the relationship but has to realize that due to the severity of the damage it may not work. We are free to choose almost anything but never free from the consequences of those choices. Jenny has made the right choice(s)!

Posted by: homebisket | August 18, 2009 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Wait 'til the mistress starts talking.....Chapur? Chapur? Your turn!

And then it'll be time to hear from Senator Ensign's wife....and then his mistress...and Chip Pickering's mistress...and....(on and on...)

Posted by: benighse | August 18, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Sanford should have listened to Vitter, who claimed it isn't adultery if you pay for it. Then Sanford wouldn't be a sinner; he could be sharing his conservative values with South Carolinians.

Posted by: matthewjblack | August 18, 2009 11:17 PM | Report abuse

What bs that should be called news .First of all let me that say, I don't care for Sanford politically ,However this should be a private matter none of are business.This story has past from news to voyarism .These to people should be left alone to work out their problems

Posted by: dhsobel | August 19, 2009 5:46 AM | Report abuse

Forgiveness and reconciliation are all admirable. But what about going back and living with a total WHACKO?

Posted by: Chagrin1 | August 19, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

dhsobel, you are correct, of course, except for one thing.

They are public people who are choosing to make their privates public. They just won't shut up!

Whatever their reason (they're crazy or they're angry or they're setting up political points or they're proselytizing or they're shopping a book or ... or ... or...)

Posted by: dadada | August 19, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

yes true, that these ppl's lives should be left 'private,' however, they are public officials. Marc Sanford serves the public and he USED PUBLIC TAX PAYERS hard earned $$$ to pay for some of his sexual trysts. If he is not a public official, if he's not a politician that requires votes of the US citizens & if his salary is not paid by hard earned tax revenues, then yes they should keep it private.

Posted by: beautyfashionsense | August 19, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Controversial comments from an infidelity expert on selected points from Jenny Sanford’s interview with Vogue magazine. http://bit.ly/zjprz

Why Jenny’s curiosity about her husband’s mistress is normal, her amazing insight into the dynamics of her husbands affair, a husband’s susceptibility to extramarital affairs, emotional infidelity and how it begins, should a wife seek revenge, how far should a wife go to reconcile with a cheating husband, and more. http://bit.ly/zjprz You can also access this article through my Infidelity News and Views Blog.

Posted by: RuthHouston | August 19, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Controversial comments from an infidelity expert on selected points from Jenny Sanford’s interview with Vogue magazine. http://bit.ly/zjprz

Why Jenny’s curiosity about her husband’s mistress is normal, her amazing insight into the dynamics of her husbands affair, a husband’s susceptibility to extramarital affairs, emotional infidelity and how it begins, should a wife seek revenge, how far should a wife go to reconcile with a cheating husband, and more. http://bit.ly/zjprz You can also access this article through my Infidelity News and Views Blog.

Posted by: RuthHouston | August 19, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

a glimpse at the reptilians... kissing through the veil. Not sure they were ever compatible except politically.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | August 19, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

In response to "ryanofcolumbia"-Are you insane?? This is NOT about looks-Or perhaps it is, after all,but not in the same sense you refer to.

I also live in Columbia and am a native of SC. Just to let all of you know, not everyone in SC is of the same mentality as ryan. Many here are disgusted and embarrassed(again) by the antics of yet another GOP idiot. As for Jenny, this is all about image(her own)and her recovery from being slimed. Be well assured, she will do just fine for herself(and her millions).
As for the rest of us, we seem to be stuck with Mark, the WORST governor in recent SC history....

Posted by: lblack57 | August 20, 2009 12:07 AM | Report abuse

It is self-protective for Jenny Sanford to attribute her husband's passion for another woman to an "addiction" than for her to acknowledge passion never existed in their marriage, which suited her just fine, but which left him wanting. Their marriage served a useful purpose for both...children, political career, financial partnership..but it ceased to meet his emotional and sexual needs, so he fell in love with someone else. End of story.

Posted by: arussell91 | August 21, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

As as married South Carolina man, I am very impressed with our first lady. She is quite attractive and has the attitude that this event will not identify her as a victim although she is. Thank goodness she chose to not be in front of the camera with her husband when this was revealed unlike so many other women in the public eye and she has said "I'm out of here until you get your act together"

Posted by: stevewalker | August 22, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

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