Lawmaker has support for Sanford

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COLUMBIA --- Beaufort Sen. Tom Davis is standing by his former boss, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford. But the freshman senator said the residents of South Carolina would be watching to gauge whether Mr. Sanford's apology was sincere.

"It's his burden to make that case going forward," said Mr. Davis.

The Republican senator inadvertently became a character in the scandal after Mr. Sanford repeatedly apologized to him and to "the Tom Davises of the world."

Mr. Davis, who attended the Capitol rotunda news conference, has subsequently been interviewed on ABC News.

"Tom Davis came over to the house. He drove up from Beaufort," said Mr. Sanford, frequently struggling to keep his composure. "And he has been an incredibly dear friend for a very long time."

Mr. Sanford and Mr. Davis have been friends for about 30 years, starting in college. Their families have vacationed together and their children are friends.

"I very much believe in the man, and I very much believe in the ideas he espouses," Mr. Davis said Thursday.

"There is a profound sense of disappointment at the pain I know he's caused Jenny and their four children. My prayers are with them. Hopefully they can put things back together."

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ladyjanegrey 06/26/09 - 06:25 am
Don't say your sorry for

Don't say your sorry for wanting out of a loveless marriage.....and out of rthe nonsensical world of politics....just walk away and live the quiet life you want............

InChristLove 06/26/09 - 08:18 am
I guess the vows he took with

I guess the vows he took with Jenny before God doesn't mean anything, right ladyjanegrey. Who's to say his marriage is loveless. I pray they get some Christian counseling and are able to save the marriage.

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