Next Time, Get It in Writing

Whatever else you might think of Mark Sanford, it’s clear that he’s a, um, visionary:

South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford recalls how she made the “leap of faith” to marry husband Gov. Mark Sanford even though the groom refused to promise to be faithful, insisting that the clause be removed from their wedding vows.

“It bothered me to some extent, but… we were very young, we were in love,” she said in an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters to air on “20/20” Friday. “I questioned it, but I got past it… along with other doubts that I had.”

Pure genius: You can’t break a vow you never made in the first place.

Jenny Sanford Exclusive: Husband Refused to Be Faithful in Wedding Vows [ABC, via TPM]

Honey, if a man tells you that up front and you still marry him, you have only yourself to thank. Let that be a lesson to you kids. If he won’t even pretend he’ll try to be faithful, RUN.

@Mistress Cynica: I had a gf who tried to argue that humans were not meant to be monogamous. That relationship went on for two years and 364 days longer than what would have been a fairly decent one night stand.

ADD (and overshare): she also had the ability to orgasm every time, which may explain why it did not end after one night.

@FlyingChainSaw: +1

@Nabisco: A trait I have seen a few times … nice for everyone involved.

And this intelligent, attractive woman agreed to marry him even with the edits? Why? I don’t get it … even if you’re in love, some things are not negotiable.


Women don’t orgasm every time?

That explains a lot…

@blogenfreude: It’s a story as old as time. A woman will believe what she wants to believe, what she hopes to be true, despite all evidence to the contrary.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Or the older story, that a person believes he or she will “change” his/her partner.

TJ: Speaking of Republicans and teh ladiez: GOP official acknowledges the party is having a hard time reaching out to the wimminz or attracting female candidates, despite Talibunny.

Then again, it probably doesn’t help when you say shit like this to a reporter: “Women sometimes need a little more handholding, or they need their friends to help them make a decision.”


“It’s the women that we’ve been missing in the past,” says RNC co-chair Jan Larimer. “We’re not going to miss them anymore.”

They aren’t going to miss women anymore, huh? Is this the sly way to get the whole party out of the closet at once? :)

“He” “Man” HATERs club with Spanky and Alfalfa spending most of their time cornholing in the clubhouse.

Wait, wait, I think we might be missing the bigger picture here, people. It’s not that he’s a douche with a chutzpah the size of the Empire State or that she’s reality challenged. Those vows are the very heart and, dare I say, soul of the Christian rite. Of course they really stand in as the guarantees that Mistress Arbitrage won’t be off humping Giles the Drover but still… that’s what it’s all about!!!!!!

The OH, in his irritatingly rational way, asked me what reason we have to believe that she’s telling the truth and what minister would conduct a marriage ceremony under these circumstances. Both valid points. I tried to explain that we are talking about Republicans but still.

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