Even ​Mark Sanford's Ex-Fiancée Was Surprised by That Facebook Post

I think it's safe to say that we were all sort of taken off guard by Mark Sanford's cry-me-a-river Facebook post announcing his break-up with fiancée Maria Belen Chapur. Mostly because he's an irrelevant politician whose claim to fame is his extramarital business. But apparently, we weren't the only one's surprised… » 9/14/14 1:42pm 9/14/14 1:42pm

Mark Sanford Calls It Quits with Argentinian Fiancée

It's a sad day for love, folks. Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina and current congressman who notoriously *airquotes*went on a hiking trip in the Appalachians*end airquotes* only to find himself in Argentina carrying on an extramarital affair, has announced that he is ending his engagement to his… » 9/13/14 12:01pm 9/13/14 12:01pm

Human Trainwreck Mark Sanford Defeats Elizabeth Colbert Busch :(

In blargedy blarg political news of the day, Elizabeth Colbert Busch lost the race for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District seat to Mark "charming" Sanford, a man most famous for having a mistress, and who was recently accused of trespassing on his ex-wife's property. Yay! Not! » 5/07/13 10:45pm 5/07/13 10:45pm

Elizabeth Colbert Busch Endorsed by S.C. Paper That Endorsed Mittens

A mere two days separate Elizabeth Colbert Busch, braintrust in the AmeriCone Dream, from her date with destiny in the special election for the House seat in South Carolina’s 1st congressional district. Will she triumph over the itinerant former Gov. Mark Sanford, or will she be forced back to the Colbert ice cream… » 5/05/13 11:20pm 5/05/13 11:20pm

Shady Polling Group Asks Smear Questions About Elizabeth Colbert Busch

Perhaps you’ve heard of Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the Democratic candidate in South Carolina’s upcoming special congressional election. If you don’t live in South Carolina’s first congressional district, you might only know that Elizabeth Colbert Busch is the sister of beloved AmeriCone Dream ice cream spokesman… » 5/01/13 10:30pm 5/01/13 10:30pm

Appalachian Trail Hiking Mark Sanford Joins Fox News

From the Appalachian Trail to the... Crappalachian Trail. Disgraced former South Carolina governor and notorious family values-touting philanderer Mark Sanford will soon be reappearing in the public eye again after resigning from office in 2009. This time around, he'll be joining Fox News, cable TV's shoutiest network. » 10/21/11 5:43pm 10/21/11 5:43pm

Palin BFF Shows Women Can Have Sex Scandals Too

Political philandering is typically seen as a man's game, but South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley may have proved women can play too — at least if you believe one blogger. » 5/24/10 2:20pm 5/24/10 2:20pm

Back From Lunch With Jenny Sanford

Jenny Sanford remains something of a cipher: self-revelatory yet controlled, gracious yet steely, emphasizing her traditional values. And today, several among a room full of career women, one of which was me, wanted to know if she's a feminist. » 2/10/10 4:40pm 2/10/10 4:40pm

Mark Sanford: Jerk - But Principled Jerk

In what the Edwards family can only regard as divine intervention, Fascinating Person Jenny Sanford's new PR blitz sticks Mark squarely back in the dog-house: » 2/03/10 12:00pm 2/03/10 12:00pm

"What Was The Worst Part?" How To Measure A Sex Scandal

In our hyper-competitive society, it's natural that everyone should want to be the best. Or the worst! 'It's worse than Eliot Spitzer!' Mark Sanford's son allegedly exclaimed of his father's affair. But that's nothing compared to Edwards! Or Ted Haggard! » 2/01/10 4:30pm 2/01/10 4:30pm

"Jenny Sanford Is Best Known For The One Role She Refused To Play"

Jenny Sanford's book will be released on February 5th, a month earlier than expected, her publishers announced. And Ballantine Books has posted a lengthy synopsis of Staying True, the "candid and compelling memoir" of Sanford's "very public betrayal." [CNN, NYDN] » 1/06/10 9:45am 1/06/10 9:45am

Jenny Sanford: "The Savviest Spurned Wife In History."

Is Jenny Sanford - the one-time financial whiz who's turned humiliation into a book, a patent and a Baba-nod - a new paradigm for political spouses, or simply a woman doing what "lots of women" do? Both sides: » 12/14/09 7:20pm 12/14/09 7:20pm

Jenny "Most Fascinating" Sanford Files For Divorce

Mark Sanford says he wants to reconcile with his wife Jenny, who recently told Barbara Walters that she was "obviously not" his soul mate - but Jenny just filed for divorce. » 12/11/09 9:30am 12/11/09 9:30am

Reese & Jake Are Over... Or Engaged; Judge Rules No More Media…

Jenny Sanford Takes Infidelity, Makes Lemonade

Back in August, we weren't that impressed with Jenny Sanford's reaction to her husband's "Appalachian Trail" dalliances. But now that she's using his infidelity as a springboard for her own projects, we (sort of) dig her. » 11/30/09 7:20pm 11/30/09 7:20pm

Newsweek Too Hot For National Review Writer

Sarah Palin's not the only one pissed off about her Newsweek cover — the National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez isn't pleased either. But she says that leggy shot is "tame" compared with the fleshpot that is Newsweek's website. » 11/24/09 5:00pm 11/24/09 5:00pm

"Press Conference" Works, Too

"Most Bruneians want husbands who cheat on their wives to be whipped, according to a recent survey in the Muslim-majority country." The survey appears to have been co-ed. [Reuters] » 10/21/09 2:20pm 10/21/09 2:20pm

What We Can And Can't Learn From Jenny Sanford In Vogue

In a new Vogue profile, Rebecca Johnson claims that Jenny Sanford's grace following her husband Mark's admission of his affair has changed "the options for wronged political wives." Unfortunately, the profile reinforces plenty of old stereotypes. » 8/17/09 3:40pm 8/17/09 3:40pm