Posted: Dec 12, 2005 9:06 AM

Mark Sanford is thy name.

Gov. Mark Sanford "absolutely" will not run for president in 2008.

In a wide-ranging interview with The State newspaper in his State House office last week, Sanford said he would not be a candidate for president in the 2008 Republican primary.

Sanford will seek re-election as governor in 2006.

"Should I get re-elected," Sanford said, "I absolutely am serving all four years, because we just have some huge issues here in South Carolina that are just an immense challenge."

On the bright side, if he is re-elected, I'll be moving to South Carolina when I decide to move back home some day. It's like North Carolina, but with a better tax code.