Mark Sanford: Past Is Past

'Is this Fox News or the National Enquirer?' he asks Chris Wallace

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted May 12, 2013 11:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – South Carolina's soon-to-be-congressman, Mark Sanford, hit Fox News Sunday this morning, telling Chris Wallace that "the past is the past" and that he's looking "forward to working with the Republican team," reports Politico. “You probably learn more from the valleys of life than you do from the mountain tops,” he said. But Wallace wasn't quite ready to skip off into the future, notes the National Review, asking Sanford if his four sons have accepted fiance Maria Belen Chapur, if the pair had set a date, and if she would join him in Washington. The awkward line of questioning, and Sanford's refusal to engage, eventually led to Wallace saying, "I feel like I'm the National Enquirer." Responded Sanford, "Exactly, is this Fox News or the National Enquirer?"

Maria Belen Chapur, fiancee of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, was a subject of some interest for Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace this morning.
Maria Belen Chapur, fiancee of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, was a subject of some interest for Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace this morning.   (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks to the media after voting at a polling place in Charleston, SC, Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks to the media after voting at a polling place in Charleston, SC, Tuesday, May 7, 2013.   (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
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