A curated stream of information and tweets...
Sen. Lindsay Graham, in a statement: ""As for the future, I hope Mark will reconcile with his family and can continue serving as our state's governor."
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CODE/t16c015.htm South Carolina's Code of Laws, Title 16--Crimes and Offenses, Chapter 15 "Offenses Against Morality and Decency"
@AriMelber Why Sanford was so bad at being discreet? Typical sense of entitlement&arrogance. He'd have made it w/o that journo at airport.
@ATLNewsBrew: "SC Gov Haiku: Sanford Goes Down South / Divorce Soon Leaves Him Empty/ Wife Gets Hilton Head!
@ragley @laurinmanning: impeachment gets the state nothing. The man is ruined. What more can the liberals do to him
@dmataconis: Sanford was one Republican I could have supported in 2012. Who's left ? Romney, Huckabee, and Palin a/k/a Los Tres Losers
@AndrewSullivan said it best:, "But it's important to remember at these moments that we're all human. I just wish the GOP leadership would apply that lesson to everyone else."
@laurinmanning: Pray for Jenny and the four boys. Pray for Mark. Pray for those whose hearts are heavy with disappointment. Pray for South Carolina. #tcot
@ktumulty Fmr. DNC and SC Dem Chair Don Fowler explains how Mark Sanford has helped reverse the old rule of political scandal: http://bit.ly/4PKef
Spartanburg sounds off over Sanford affair: http://ping.fm/rTFSh
dbardallis Mark Sanford: Another "who cares?" story. Yay 21st-century big-media-driven public discourse!
Law Dork: New Definition of "Stimulus Funds"?Sanford traveled to Argentina on public's dime. http://tr.im/pD4X
Ensign, now Sanford. http://tinyurl.com/mkov32 . Who's going to implode themselves next-Who's left? Heard Dole is ready to avenge 1996.
@markosm: Every [REDACTED] time. Not an accident. RT@murshedzaheed On Fox: Mark Sanford "(D)" holds press conference http://bit.ly/yCZaz
@attackerman: "@JamilSmith, you think? Sanford *really* sounded like he loves his mistress. is it so crazy he'd go in person?
@gotchamedia "full video of crazy Mark Sanford press conference:http://bit.ly/3pOTh"
@thehotline: NY Daily News with best Sanford headline so far: "Sanford And Someone?" http://bit.ly/39ApFq
@dailykos if Mark Sanford had just resigned last wk he wouldn't have needed to humiliate his family. Shows you where his priorities are.
@manoleasa: "June has not been very kind to the GOP, has it? Wonder who's next! Do they have anybody else standing?
@stardragonca "Sanford, please. Stormfronts evolve. Viruses evolve. this is something that you DID!"
@murphymikeSanford bombshell. Very sad to watch; I know Mark and Jenny and like them both a lot.
@laurinmanning "#sanford apologized to @senatortomdavis about 14 more times than he did his wife and kids. Weird."
@half_Street: "Hard not to feel compassion for Sanford, but he's only being somewhat "open and transparent" b/c he has nowhere left to hide."
Press conference ends with his staff literally dragging him away.
Confesses affair / Resigns from RGA / Says wife and family knew about affair for "about the last five months." / Says that his mistress was separated at the time / Affair began via e-mail / Has Seen Her Three Times / "Spent the last five days of my life crying in Argentina."
He's been as open as I've ever seen a politician be under these circumstances.
So... this was Associative Fugue, Rather than Dissociative Figure.
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