Predictably, yet another update: emails between Sanford and his lover have surfaced.
What mind-boggling is that they were discovered quite awhile ago (December 2008!) and not released until AFTER today’s presser…
Statement from First Lady Jenny Sanford
I would like to start by saying I love my husband and I believe I have put forth every effort possible to be the best wife I can be during our almost twenty years of marriage. As well, for the last fifteen years my husband has been fully engaged in public service to the citizens and taxpayers of this state and I have faithfully supported him in those efforts to the best of my ability.
It is for that reason that I deeply regret the recent actions of my husband Mark, and their potential damage to our children.
I believe wholeheartedly in the sanctity, dignity and importance of the institution of marriage. When I found out about my husband’s infidelity I worked immediately to first seek reconciliation through forgiveness, and then to work diligently to repair our marriage.
I believe enduring love is primarily a commitment and an act of will, and for a marriage to be successful, that commitment must be reciprocal. I believe Mark has earned a chance to resurrect our marriage.
Psalm 127 states that sons are a gift from the Lord and children a reward from Him. I will continue to pour my energy into raising our sons to be honorable young men. I remain willing to forgive Mark completely for his indiscretions and to welcome him back, in time, if he continues to work toward reconciliation with a true spirit of humility and repentance.
Bless her heart…
Below the fold, some excerpts of Sanford’s recent interview regarding the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal.This interview occurred just a few weeks ago on June 4th, mind you…
QUESTION: Was impeachment the– looking back, was that the work– the necessary work of Conservatives and the Conservative movement? Or was that a detour and a distraction from what Conservatives really should’ve been– been doing at that time.
SANFORD: It was blown into a huge constitutional issue which if a president’s lying, it’s a big deal. It is a constitutional issue. But it missed the larger point of human nature. You ask any guy, particularly one in office, you’ve been screwing around on your wife — maybe there’s 1 percent or maybe there’s 2 percent or maybe there’s 5 percent. But 95 percent of the time, whoever it is, is gonna say ‘no.’ And so, I think the public said no matter what Clinton did, whether he did or he didn’t do whatever it was that happened with Monica Lewinsky, is that guy gonna stand up and admit it. They said no, he’s not.
SANFORD: The conservatism, if you — if you boil it down to the absolute basic, it is about maximizing individual liberty, maximizing individual freedom, of preserving a political system wherein one is able to make free decisions, some of which will be stupid, some of which will be smart and to live with the consequences of those decisions.
QUESTION: But what– what was your sense that I have to do this, or were you getting political pressure from groups at home to vote for it? Or?
SANFORD: I would say it was– something that people were excited about back home. People were talking about it. Again, the people you hear from at times, they– they can be a vocal minority. But people were incensed. I mean, I think that there were enough sordid details to get people genuinely ticked off at– the irreverence for the office.
Counting down until the past week’s bizarre behavior and actions force Sanford to resign…