Friday, June 26, 2009

Interesting focus on Jenny Sanford, compared to other political wives who've suffered a similar fate

I found Monica Davey's report in the New York Times of interest. Here's a nice quote:
To one reporter who wondered what might come of Mr. Sanford’s political career, Mrs. Sanford answered sharply: “His career is not a concern of mine. He’s going to have to worry about that. I’m worried about my family and the character of my children.”
Another story in the Times, this one by Leslie Kauffman, contrasts Jenny Sanford with Silda Wall Spitzer and Dina Matos McGreevey, wives of other recently unfaithful (now former) governors. Here's an excerpt:
Jenny Sanford, the first lady of South Carolina, left her husband alone to burble at length about his yearlong affair with a woman from Argentina. Instead Mrs. Sanford released a statement that was hard hitting and to the point: she said she wanted her marriage to continue but demanded nothing less, as her price, than her husband’s “repentance.” On Friday, she told reporters she had known of the affair since January but had waited for her children’s school year to end before separating from him.

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