Sanford's official statement

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COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford today issued the following statement:

"First and foremost, I apologize to my wife and my four boys. I have made decisions that have hurt and will continue to hurt them, and for that I'm sincerely sorry. Jenny has stood by me through campaign after campaign, through hard time after hard time, and neither she nor the boys deserve this. Please offer them your prayers.

"I apologize to my staff. I misled them about my whereabouts, and as a result the people of South Carolina believed something that wasn't true. I want to make absolutely clear that over the past two days at no time did anyone on my staff intentionally relay false information to other state officials or the public at large. What they've said over the past two days they believed to be true, and I'm sorry to them for putting them in this position.

"I apologize to the people of South Carolina. There are many people out there right now who are hurt, angry and disappointed with me, and rightfully so. Over the time that I have left in office, I'm going to devote my energy to building back the trust the people of this state have placed in me.

"I ask for your forgiveness, and your prayers for everyone who I've hurt."

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gab91494
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gab91494 06/24/09 - 06:19 pm
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Why...what possesses a man or

Why...what possesses a man or woman to do such things.....is it just the heat of the moment. Wanting to try something different? Try new things? What?!?!?!?!?!?! this is something I have never understood, I have been trying to figure it out for the last 12 years and still have not found the answer to that question, WHY, and I guess I never will.............

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gab91494 06/24/09 - 06:20 pm
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however, once a cheat always

however, once a cheat always always always a cheat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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dwb619 06/24/09 - 08:06 pm
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A shining star in the "family

A shining star in the "family Values" party!

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curly123053 06/24/09 - 08:52 pm
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Time to send him packing. He

Time to send him packing. He has lost all credibility with me.

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gooddaysunshine 06/24/09 - 08:58 pm
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didn't vote for President

didn't vote for President Clinton (twice) to be my husband and father; I voted for him to be my President, and he did a fine job. I wouldn't (EVER) have voted for Gov. Sanford, but his private life is no more my business than was President Clinton's. He's a hypocrite, and a slimebag, but if he is ousted, it should be for dereliction of his duties, not for his sexual mores. His hypocrisy is an issue for the voters, and he's term-limited, so all I care about is whether he shirked his job. If so, boot 'im (and elect a Democrat).

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