December 9th, 2009
06:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Sanford mum on whether he'll watch Jenny's first interview

Mark and Jenny Sanford have been living apart since he revealed an affair last summer.

Mark and Jenny Sanford have been living apart since he revealed an affair last summer.

(CNN) - Will South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford be watching Wednesday night when his wife Jenny sits down with Barbara Walters in her first television interview since her husband admitted to an extramarital affair in June?

The governor isn't saying.

Speaking to reporters in Charleston shortly after a House panel rejected an impeachment measure against him, the Republican was asked his thoughts on Jenny's TV appearance. He chose his words carefully.

"She has been real grace under fire," he said of his wife. "And I think she has made a lot people in this state and this country quite proud."

Pressed on whether he plans to watch, Sanford grinned.

"You will never know," he answered.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Audrey

    Mark Sanford should be imopeached for what he has done. The media should be talking about him and the other members of congress that have cheated on their wives instead of Tiger Woods. Tiger doesn't make our laws or control our money.

    December 9, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  2. terry horn

    What a beautiful lady, whos the idiot on her arm?

    December 9, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  3. Woonsocket

    Gee...there is a mentally unstable Marxist, a jailbird deluxe, invited by Obama, attending state dinners, and CNN has Sanford up its rump. Makes no sense to me.

    December 9, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  4. Keith A. Sillsbury

    Your right about one thing, nobody knows what you'll do next. You need to be impeached but it seems you paid off the right people. The entire state population wants you gone but you continue to stay and bring down the state into the swamps and sewers of your party. Go away with the little speck of dignity left for the sake of the people, the state and the country.

    December 9, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  5. Fitz In Texas

    Why would anyone want to do an interview with anyone and put their dirty laundry out there for all to see.

    December 9, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  6. Ashish

    I find it hard to believe he was not impeached. Isn't he violating basic Republican principles?

    December 9, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  7. Unemployed In Iowa because of Obama

    Sanford needs to resign and his wife needs to drop him like a wet noodle.

    December 9, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  8. Jess

    He won't. His type always thinks it the wife's fault. He'll never really take responsibility for his's beneath him. Remember , he's a Republican and that makes him God.

    December 9, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  9. proud dem in nc

    Can't believe they're not going to impeach this scumbag!!!

    December 9, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  10. Woonsocket

    I just sat and watched the CNN interview with Al Gore. Mr. Gore made a dozen enormous false statement that went unchallenged.

    CNN should insist on having a prominent scientist who doesn't accept Mr. Gore blatther be sitting with Mr. Gore next time. Mr. Gore needs to be challenged, but he refuses to interact with anyone who disagrees with his many false assertions.

    December 9, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  11. louis williams

    No role models today, people in high places with no moral values. Its very sad that no one hold these people accountable for their actions. Especially elected officials.

    December 9, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  12. Dan, TX

    Sanford had an affair, so what? Who hasn't had an affair? Anyone?

    December 9, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  13. Squigman

    The creep kept his office. I hope for Christmas the wife buys a tube of super glue, and proceeds to do the right thing..

    December 9, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  14. William

    I can't believe these men of power! What losers!!!!!!!
    I am discusted with this Governor , Tiger, etc, etc.
    These men are not living up to their part of the bargain.
    Honesty, truth, integrity.
    If their marriage is not working out be honest to your wife and yourself.
    Get help, and if the help isn't working out then separate and get a divorce.
    Be a man and don't cheat on your wife. /you are a low-life.
    You had integrity now you have lost it. You now can't be trusted.
    That's one thing that each and everyone of us has until you befriend yourself and your family.

    Jenny, you deserve much, much better.
    Sincerely, William.


    December 9, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  15. m smith

    everyone is talking about Tiger,now here is a real jerk. of course they will not impeach he's a repo. He does have a classy wife though . Her one flaw was being married to him. Well now he can go be with his bimbo. He will ask jesus to forgive him and the repos will eat it up.

    December 9, 2009 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  16. Jokes aside!

    Go watch it! just inform her to be careful with gotcha games! always remeber you cheated on her and the greatest mistake was being caught!!

    December 9, 2009 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  17. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    The hypocracy of Americans is a total disgrace and we should all be ashame. Sanford, a immoral person as well as a politician, is accepted and citizen Tiger Woods isn't. It's a sad day in America.

    December 9, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  18. Karen

    Will he even be in the country ? He is such a jerk!

    December 9, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  19. Debbie

    I would imagine he will not watch. He will be thanking the state of South Carolina for not impeaching him...and dreaming of his "soulmate." So much for the Southerners standing up for family values... well they do unless they get caught. Didn't see a bunch of people from South Carolina telling their legislature that letting Sanford off the hook was not the right thing to do.

    December 9, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  20. Second Week of Advent- symbolic of Peace...Blessed be the peacemakers for their's is the Kingdom of Heaven

    Good work Mr. Sanford....don't dangle the line and there will nothing to grab!

    December 9, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  21. eds

    another troll from the boy's club. yuck.

    December 9, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  22. Carl Justus

    I do not think it is anybody's business if Sanford watches or not, Do anyone think Sanford has to explain what he does on his own time?????

    It is his business and no one else's. If people would take care of their own business and let everybody do the same this would be a better world.

    December 9, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  23. deb

    why didn't they impeach him when they had the chance? it makes them all look like a bunch of yahoos.

    December 9, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  24. juniebug

    I wonder if he is still carrying on the affair with his "soulmate," who was also his downfall. I predict that when his term is over that his wife will divorce him but the "soulmate" affair will have fizzled, so he's left with no one.

    December 9, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  25. MP

    So far he has been a dazzling cheater and near embezzler.Not watching your wife's show on Babara Walters. What a prince!

    December 9, 2009 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
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