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July 1st, 2009
09:35 AM ET

S.C. Republicans want Sanford to step down

Some Republicans are calling for South Carolina governor Mark Sanford to resign. One of his closest political allies says Sanford is "incapable of leading."

The governor now admits he's "crossed the lines" with other women, and he's admitting to more encounters with his Argentine mistress this year. The state's attorney general wants Sanford's books reviewed, to make sure the public didn't pay for his affair.

Gina Smith is the reporter with the South Carolina newspaper "The State" who first broke the story. She spoke to Kiran Chetry today on CNN's "American Morning."


Filed under: Controversy • Politics
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  1. Chamorrita, MD

    Mark Sanford has become nothing but a JOKE in South Carolina. He's becoming a HUGE embarrassment as Governor of South Carolina. South Carolina DESERVES better than this. Mark Sanford should step down immediately.

    Clearly, Mark Sanford is in LOVE with his MISTRESS, you can twist it, spin it and call it whatever you want, but at the end of the day, this MAN is in LOVE and it's written ALL over his face and in his mannerism and his public statements. NO man calls his mistress my "soul mate" unless they are in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

    Mark Sanford's marriage is OVER. Jenny Sanford knows it and so does Mark Sanford. When your husband ignores your requests to STOP seeing his mistress, he's NO LONGER in love with you. He NO LONGER wants to be married to YOU. Jenny Sanford is NOT stupid, she sees the writing on the wall, and everything Mark Sanford has stated publicly has sealed the fact that he LOVES his Argentina mistress. Bottom line.

    AND the fact that he's been "testing" the sexual waters with OTHER women while married and as Governor of a state speaks volumes to his professional judgment and competence. Mark Sanford is truly NOT thinking with his head, he's thinking with his private "stimulator" , he been love whipped.

    NO ONE will take this man seriously, his LEADERSHIP is no longer viable or credible. NO one trusts him and NO one believes him. He no longer has integrity.

    July 1, 2009 at 9:50 am |