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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 11:46 PM
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Sanford Away Again, This Time with Wife
Edited on Wed Jul-15-09 11:46 PM by Stephanie


Argentine Maria Belen Chapur walks to her apartment after shopping at a supermarket in Buenos Aires, Tuesday, July 14, 2009. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford publicly confessed on June 24, 2009 to having an affair with Chapur.







http://www.thetandd.com/articles/2009/07/15//news/doc4a...

Sanford skips state meetings for reconciliation trip
By JIM DAVENPORT, Associated Press Writer Wednesday, July 15, 2009

COLUMBIA South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford headed out of state Wednesday for personal time with his wife, as the two try to reconcile, and skipped a meeting with a top economic adviser ahead of whats expected to be more bad economic news including rising joblessness.



Sanford spokesman Joel Sawyer refused to say where the Sanfords were headed or how they were getting there, but allowed they wont be traveling with their four sons. Sanford is in the midst of trying to reconcile with first lady Jenny Sanford after a tearful confession of an affair with an Argentine woman, Maria Belen Chapur.



This trip is personal in nature, and were not going to offer any further comment, Sawyer said. The governor remains committed to repairing the damage hes done to his marriage, and so it shouldnt be any surprise that spending personal time with his wife is a part of that process.



Sawyer said meetings skipped this week will be rescheduled.



A month ago when the states unemployment numbers came out and set a record, Sanford was with Chapur in Argentina. He later called her the love of his life and his soul mate.



Sanford had no public schedule this week, but had private meetings planned, including one with John Rainey, the chairman of the state Board of Economic Advisors. That state revenue oversight board is expected to reduce its forecast Thursday and likely trigger across-the-board spending cuts at agencies. The states spending has fallen by more than $1.2 billion in the past 12 months, or nearly a fifth.



On Friday, the states unemployment numbers are expected. South Carolinas jobless rate in May was 12.1 percent, a record for the state and the nations third highest behind Michigan and Oregon. That news broke a day after Sanford slipped his security detail and headed to Argentina.



Legislators arent criticizing his effort to repair his marriage, but question his timing and ability to keep his eye on the states affairs.



The reconciliation effort doesnt negate the fact that weve got some serious, critical problems in the budget that is hemorrhaging every day because of the employment situation and the weak economy that requires our best efforts, said state Sen. Larry Martin, a Pickens Republican who has called on Sanford to resign.



I think his preoccupation with his personal life right now is certainly expected but doesnt serve the state very well, Martin said.

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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 11:54 PM
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1. but she's not his soul mate
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 11:56 PM
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2. He's probably hoping for a threesome...
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 11:58 PM
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3. What does <0 mean?
Edited on Wed Jul-15-09 11:58 PM by Stephanie
Is someone unrecommending before anyone's even recommended? Nice!
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 11:59 PM
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4. Is he trying to break Bush's record for vacation time I wonder?
Edited on Thu Jul-16-09 12:01 AM by aint_no_life_nowhere
All of this personal time between his international sex tourism and his make-up sex with his wife is fine but what about personal time with the details of his job, working on the problems of the people he represents and who pay his fine salary?

But at least he's having sex on his many vacations. Bush was just getting drunk and choking on pretzels and lying in his pee.
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 12:03 AM
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5. HIS wife, I trust... (n/t)
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 12:06 AM
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6. I don't think he cried enough.
Eyes not red enough, no.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 12:08 AM
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7. He's cheating on his mistress with his wife?
That low-down dirty dog!
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 12:10 AM
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8. More sparking!
Sparky Sanford
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 12:18 AM
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9. Did he go hiking again?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 12:21 AM
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10. He's gone missing again, anyway.
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 12:57 AM
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11. Mistress' hotel across the street wherever he & Jenny are staying?
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 06:58 AM
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12. Proving that it really is newsworthy when a Repug is seen WITH HIS WIFE ...
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