(CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford opened up about the state of his family on Wednesday - the first time he has done so since his wife, Jenny, moved out of the governor's mansion last week.
Asked during a radio interview how he's coping with being alone in the mansion, Sanford responded: "That part's hard."
"But there are consequences for any mess-up that we have in life, and that's one of them," the governor told Columbia-based WVOC radio. "That's probably the most bitter part of it."
Sanford said he and Jenny decided to move his four boys to Charleston for the school year because "they deserve to be out of the fishbowl they've been in."
"They've been subjected to a lot this summer," he said. "That was a result of my actions, but nonetheless it put them in a spot they really didn't want to be."
"The aftermath of any of these things is not going to be ideal," Sanford added, referring to his admission of an extramarital affair and the ensuing political fallout. "We take it a day at a time."
The governor did a round of local radio interviews Wednesday and spent much of his time responding to reports that he violated state law by booking expensive international flights and using state planes for personal and political business.
Sanford repeated his assertion that he has spent less on travel than previous administrations and claimed he is being held to a different standard because of his personal mistakes. The governor said that while most South Carolinians are ready to move past the saga, the only ones who continue to harp on the story are "the media and the political class."
"I fell in love with one woman I should not have fallen in love with," he said. "We all get that. Everybody's been trying to move on."
Sanford also acknowledged that his political career is effectively finished.
"I am dead politically," he said at the end of the interview. "I am not running for another office. I just want to make the most of the 16 months that are remaining in trying to honor where I started in this thing, which is, how do you do some things that hopefully make people's lives just a little bit better in South Carolina."
Cry me a river boo-boo!!
That's some pretty honest talk, at least until you read the part about claiming he spent less on travel than previous administrations. Does he not understand that you can't bill the state for personal expenses? He's not held to a different standard.... it's quite the opposite.
CRY ME A RIVER ...
Another loser discovers there are consequences to ones actions ...
Your X wife, apparently not your soul mate, is a smart beautiful woman
But I guess the grass is always greener until you start eating it
You deserve being alone ...
And soon the mansion will be gone as well
He said what? "...do some things that hopefully make people's lives just a little bit better in South Carolina." Is this not the same guy who did not want to take Federal funds for his state?
"I am dead politically," he said at the end of the interview. "I am not running for another office."
Well, at least He's smart enough to know that Walmart is Hiring!!!
Don't worry, son... You'll be in a single bedroom apartment soon eating Ramen.
Boo Hoo Hoo, I feel for the boys, I don't feel it for the Governor.
Are we supposed to feel sorry for him?
Well, being alone is not what got the man in trouble.
Oh, you poor thing! Its "hard" living alone in the mansion ... you're lucky that she didn't kick your sorry backside to the curb long ago. Frankly, you should have stayed in Argentina!
For as much as I think libs are a bunch of yutzs, this guy only has himself to blame. He lied, then when he came clean and said he wanted to work things out with his wife, he goes and calls his mistress his soul mate. This is the kind of idiotic behavior you'd expect from....well, a liberal.
Asked during a radio interview how he's coping with being alone in the mansion, Sanford responded: "That part's hard."**The same thing that make laugh will make you cry (BOO HOO)***
WAAAAAA! You should have thought of that before you cheated your wife and family. No sympathy here.
Yea...and that's why it's ok to have an affair. So there! Stop being so mean to this noble guy. All he did was abandon his wife, children, defraud his state of money to be AWOL on same.
Nothing wrong there. Just a normal day in the life of us Republicans. Get used to it!
Lay off Sanford.....I didn't see these democrats calling for the head of Bill Clinton when he was whoring in the White House. CNN you have milked this story....move on. Next there will be a Sarah smear. With all that is going on in the US.....CNN focuses on Sanford, Palin and Michael Jackson. Yawn!!!!
As an SCer, the only way Gov. Sanford can possibly make "people's lives just a little bit better in SC" is to get out asap. He has no character or class as he constantly subject us to his illegal, hypocritical actions. He is an abomination in many degrees. His "bestest" friend in the world Sen. Tom Davis too lacks judgment, accountability and character to choose his friend over consitutents. As a Beafort County resident, it makes me question every decision he makes as well. Constituents come first, friends far second.
Mark,dont feel blue,you can always join the circus.
Your 2 heads should have thought about what you were doing to your family before you hiked the Appalachian Trail to Argentina. I have no pity for this man at all, I do for his sons and wife.
AWWW. Don't feel bad Sanford. You won't be the first or last politician that is not perfect. The only difference is that your wife was not stupid enough to stay! Good for her. It's about time these women wake up and take control of their lives. I can guarantee that there are alot more politician's with skeleton's in their closets.. Like I always say, sooner or later your lies will catch up!
Now it's time for him to move out of the mansion. Perhaps a nearby motel would work. He can use my tax dollars for that.
Hahahehe this 24 carat fool is whining about about being alone!
The comedy is rampant from all the rethug-licans nowadays!
Please resign Governor you have disgraced your C Street
Christian Mafia and your uneducated body elective!
We know your on a roll but your "confederate / holy" atittudes have
taken you over the edge of sanity and not fit to Govern "anybody"!
Governor where's the beef / wife?