Following up on news from The State regarding allegations that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) had affairs with three other women, the AP interviewed the disgraced and hypocritical extreme-religious-right-wing governor today and learned the following:
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Tuesday that he “crossed lines” with a handful of women other than his mistress — but never had sex with them. The governor said he “never crossed the ultimate line” with anyone but Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentine at the center of a scandal that has derailed his once-promising political career.
Sanford also admitted that he lied during his news conference when he claimed he’d seen Chapur three times:
Sanford also admitted he saw Chapur more times than previously disclosed, including what was to be a farewell meeting in New York chaperoned by a spiritual adviser soon after his wife found out about the affair.
He described five meetings with Chapur over the past year, including two romantic, multi-night stays with her in New York before they met there again intending to break up.
Why, exactly, are we supposed to believe anything this guy says? And after he went AWOL for five days, why are we supposed to trust his judgment? And after disclosure after disclosure relating to this scandal, does anyone believe this story is done with yet?