Sanford's Family Leaves Him Alone in the Governor's Mansion

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Aug 07, 2009 12:01 PM
Jenny Sanford is leaving the Governor's mansion in South Carolina and returning to Charleston with her sons. She released a statement this morning:
I am so thankful for the overwhelming support and prayers we have received from people all across South Carolina.  I am literally in awe of how blessed we are to have such love and support from family and friends, old and new.  It is with this support, and after much careful and prayerful consideration, that I have decided to move back to our home in Charleston with our sons for the upcoming school year.  From there, we will work to continue the process of healing our family.  While we will be leaving Columbia, we will return often, and I will remain engaged in activities in my role as First Lady, acknowledging that my responsibilities to my family come first.  Once again, when it comes to personal family matters like this, I respectfully ask that members of the media allow us to go on with our lives in peace.
I said earlier that I would like to see Jenny make an example out of Mark's infidelity if the situation allowed for it. The final decision in these situations rests with the individuals involved, but I do think it's an encouraging sign that Jenny isn't just blindly sticking by Mark's side.