South Carolina governor Mark Sanford had an interesting week.
First he got the good news that he was not going to face impeachment. Instead, a legislative panel decided a firm rebuke would be enough punishment for his transgressions earlier in the year — namely, for when he disappeared for a few days to go see his non-wife “soul mate” in Argentina.
Then he got the bad news that his wife of 20 years, Jenny Sanford, had filed for divorce, citing his adulterous affair as grounds.
here’s the news story from South Carolina’s The State.
And here is the text of her brief statement, from the Charlotte Observer.
(An interesting bit of trivia: Jenny Sanford’s grandfather founded the Skil power tool company.)