Question for any South Carolinians out there: Is "Please, have some dignity and stop talking to the media" local slang for "Please, keep babbling about your feelings in public"? Because despite explicit advice to the contrary, Gov. Mark Sanford has overshared again, this time taking to the op-ed page of the very newspaper that broke his sordid story.
Well, maybe it's for the best. Otherwise he would've called everyone in the state, probably during dinner…
I have struggled with how best to convey my regret in letting so many down, and in that regard I realize this column does not do justice to the process of saying “I am sorry.” A hand-written note or phone call would ultimately be more appropriate, but given the number of people I need to apologize to, I write this to begin the journey of trying to get things more right with you and others.
It is true that I did wrong and failed at the largest of levels, but equally true is the fact that God can make good of our respective wrongs in life.
And with that Mark Sanford has put himself back in the saddle as a "2012 contender," because let's face it, even Sarah Palin's op-ed went on for eleven paragraphs before using God as a rationale for whatever her stupid point was.
Well played, sir. Well played.
Tags: Christianity, Mark Sanford, Sarah Palin, South Carolina