July 2nd, 2009
12:34 PM ET
5 years ago

Sanford book deal falls through

 Gov. Mark Sanford’s book deal has officially fallen through.
Gov. Mark Sanford’s book deal has officially fallen through.

(CNN) – Gov. Mark Sanford and his publisher have parted ways.

"Sentinel has agreed to release Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina from his contract to write a book about fiscal conservatism, which was to be called WITHIN OUR MEANS and was scheduled for publication in March 2010," said Adrian Zackheim, president and publisher of Sentinel, in a statement released Thursday. "This is a mutual decision. We wish Governor Sanford the best."

Prior to revelations of an extramarital affair that effectively brought an end to his political career, the South Carolina governor had been preparing to publish a book outlining his policy beliefs.

Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Group, had included the Sanford book in their Spring 2010 catalogue. It was described by the publisher as "a manifesto about fiscal conservatism – why the government needs to spend less and fix the deficit ASAP."

Sanford's office has not commented about the book deal, or about its collapse.


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soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Chuck Paisley

    What we really want to buy now is a complete, in-depth description of "The Governor and His Soul Mate". Wonder if he will dedicate it to his faithful manager, Jenny.

    July 2, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  2. Melissa

    He';s slowly getting what he deserves.

    July 2, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  3. tdubu

    Someone keep this "LOVE SIC" puppy from in front of the cameras.!! I heard of ridiculous but this takes the CAKE from all of the other Adulterors Every time he opens his mouth he inserts dirt..My heart goes out to his wife/family..Get rid of this Bum.

    July 2, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  4. Nathan

    Jenny, the country supports you and your boys. You deserve better than a man that tells the world "you don't understand, this is a love story". Run, don't look back.

    July 2, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. CNN=Moveon.org

    So, basically the difference between a Republican and a Democrat when committing adultery is the Republican actually has to pay a price, where the democrat gets away with it. Clinton did the exact same thing and Democrats stood by and defended him. What a bunch of hypocrites! At least in the Republican Party, there are conservatives that actually hold their leader accountable and call for his resignation. Didn't hear that same call from Democrats when a Democrat was doing the same thing.

    July 2, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  6. CNN=Moveon.org

    He is spending other people's money just like Obama is currently doing with all the spending he is doing. I thought you democrats didn't have a problem with that.

    July 2, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  7. Hugo

    Don't worry, he will now get a reality TV show with Bret Micheals where the two will take on a bevy of nasty tatooed skanks to find true love while battling all forms of STD's! Give America what America wants.....

    July 2, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. Hugo

    David, if what you say is true I guess someone with the GOP must of man handled OBAMA! I think if the economy don't come to life soon the only Democrat in the Whitehouse will be opening the door on his way OUT!

    July 2, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  9. Sick -n- Tired

    Why would anyone listen to Sanford's opinion on "fiscal conservatism"? Isn't his state the THIRD BROKEST STATE IN THE NATION? Yeah........He'd be a good one to take advice from. NOT!!!!!!

    July 2, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  10. P. Y.

    @ Sniffit
    Very funny ! I needed a laugh today.

    July 2, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  11. Steph

    Oh, poor Mark. Don't cry for him Argentina!

    July 2, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  12. mabel floyd

    nothing like a familyy values guy to tell the rest of us poor humans how we should live while exempting himself-amen and hallelujah!!!

    July 2, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  13. Striker

    This beyond Hypocricy from people who would buy a book from a guy who used his taxpayer money to have a sex with a woman overseas while still married and lying to State, wife, children etc.

    This is just pathetic. Only America people profit from doing bad things.

    July 2, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  14. Fred the Moderate

    Aw shucks !

    July 2, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    Don't Cry for Me Argentina....

    July 2, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  16. LuAnn & Wayne Houle

    This poor man is mental. Having a complete nervous breakdown. He needs to go. Quickly.

    July 2, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  17. jm for sc

    Who would want to read a book on Mark Sanford. The story of deciet and failure has already been told. His life story would only be another version of it.

    July 2, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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