Mark Sanford 'Worse Than Eliot Spitzer': Son
Jenny Sanford's memoir also paints cheating hubby as cheapskate
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2010 7:41 AM CST
A Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, file photo shows South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, joined by wife Jenny and sons, after winning his second term by defeating Democrat Tommy Moore, in Columbia, SC.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

(Newser) – Before Mark Sanford made “hiking the Appalachian trail” into a household phrase, one person knew his affair scandal would be big news: His 12-year-old son. It’s “worse than Eliot Spitzer,” Bolton told mom Jenny when she broke the news of Mark’s cheating to their boys. In her memoir Staying True, coming out Friday, Jenny also reveals Mark continued “pestering” her for permission to see mistress Maria Belen Chapur, the New York Daily News reports.

Jenny recalls discovering evidence of the affair in January 2009, making her feel “ugly, unwanted” and “dirty.” Though Mark initially promised to end the relationship, Jenny later gave him permission to see Chapur—with a chaperone—for “closure.” But the Sanfords’ original temporary separation turned permanent in June, when Mark’s continued relationship with Chapur made headlines. The divorce is expected to be finalized this month.

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Observer
Feb 2, 2010 2:54 AM CST
Completely correcto Big_D.
Observer
Feb 2, 2010 2:53 AM CST
These rich pukes deserve each other. They are insincere millionaires that pretend to be "good" Christians. The wife is as sickening as the husband. They both need to go away.
Non-deep-thinker
Feb 1, 2010 11:26 AM CST
Wait, no, she was the one who lost her cool and had the meltdown.