South Carolina governor Mark Sanford liked to quote scripture about “goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
But out of sight he was ditching his family and deep in a steamy affair with an Argentine lover. Jenny Sanford watched it all unfold.
And when the governor’s story of hiking on the Appalachian Trail all fell apart, the state’s First Lady was not standing at his side as the wronged and dutiful political wife.
She was packing. She was strong, and gone.
This Hour, On Point: South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford, on staying true to more than a wayward man.