After disappearing for seven days, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, admitted that he had gone to Argentina to visit a woman he was having an affair with. Sanford said he would resign as head of the Republicans Governor’s Association.
Via The Huffington Post…
"I've let down a lot of people, that's the bottom line," the 49-year-old governor said at a news conference where he choked up as he ruminated with remarkable frankness on God's law, moral absolutes and following one's heart. His family did not attend.
The woman, who lives in Argentina, has been a "dear, dear friend" for about eight years but, Sanford said, the relationship didn't become romantic until a little over a year ago. He's seen her three times since then, and his wife found out about it five months ago.
He told reporters he spent "the last five days of my life crying in Argentina" and the affair is now over. Sanford, a rumored 2012 presidential candidate, refused to say whether he'll leave office.
"What I did was wrong. Period," he said.
So, this makes the second Republican to admit to having an affair in the past few days, Sanford following Senator John Ensign.
Sanford has a long list of “strange” activities.