Damage Control

Mrs. Sanford Speaks Out, Again

Making up, perhaps, for an apparent dearth of communication between husband and wife over the course of Mark Sanford's affair, Jenny Sanford is speaking to the press again with yet another lengthy statement invoking God, family, and the institution of marriage. This time, the love guv's wife is emphasizing the progress her husband has made since owning up to his extramarital affair: "Mark has stated that his intent and determination is to save our marriage, and to make amends to the people of South Carolina." Though earlier statements claimed that "his [Mark's] career is not a concern of mine," the new statement is cautiously optimistic about Mark's career, but stops just short of asking the public to give her husband a second chance: "In that spirit of forgiveness, it is up to the people and elected officials of South Carolina to decide whether they will give Mark another chance as well."