In a word, pathetic:
Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday he spent last weekend in Florida with his Argentine lover, seeing if their relationship could be “restarted.”
Sanford discussed the trip – first reported Sunday by an anonymous e-mailer to the Gawker Web site – because he said he thought the public should know that he always was in contact with his office and that Florida law enforcement – not South Carolina-paid officers – provided his security.
Sanford did not name Maria Belen Chapur as the woman he saw in Florida. However, he left no doubt whom he was referring to.
Sanford acknowledged last June having an extramarital affair with Chapur, whom he called his “soul mate.” That relationship ended Sanford’s marriage and his chances as a dark-horse Republican presidential candidate in 2012. It also spurred a power struggle over whether the two-term Republican governor should resign and eventually led the House of Representatives to officially rebuke him for his behavior.
Please go away Mark, just please, please go away.