Before Jenny Sanford came along, the options for wronged political wives were pretty poor.You could suffer silently (see Silda Wall Spitzer), deny everything (hello, Hillary), or make catty asides about the harlot who caused your husband to stray (Elizabeth Edwards). Early this past summer, just as the world was savoring the news that yet another conservative Republican politician had tumbled from grace in a manner worthy of the best French farce—“hiking the Appalachian Trail” will never have the same meaning—there emerged an unlikely hero in the mess down in South Carolina.She had kicked the lying bum out of the house when he refused to give up his mistress, but marriage is complex, life is hard, and if he wanted to try and make the marriage work, the door was open. Just as the scandal was finally dying down, she agreed to sit with and set the record straight about what really happened in the low country of South Carolina.
But their injection of millions would have certainly came as a strong show of party support for the returning politician.
Though she refuses to comment on the domestic disputes of the Sanfords, clearly her supporters feel that the new scandals could be a positive for her campaign as a Democratic super PAC spent between $400,000 and $600,000 on Wednesday to run an attack ad against Sanford.
Earlier today, court documents revealed that his ex-wife filed a lawsuit against him for a 'pattern' of trespassing after he entered her Sullivans Island home without her permission in early February.
'Given she was out of town I tried to reach her beforehand to tell her of the situation that had arisen, and met her at the back steps under the light of my cell phone when she returned and told her what had happened.''There is always another side to every story, and while I am particularly curious how records that were sealed to avoid the boys dealing with embarrassment are now somehow exposed less than three weeks before this election, I agree with Jenny that the media is no place to debate what is ultimately a family court matter, and out of respect for Jenny and the boys, I’m not going to have any further comment at this time,' he said.
The Sanfords are conservative Christians, but they're not the teetotaling, proselytizing sort. Ayn Rand is on the bookshelf, but so is Gabriel García Márquez.