Back To Work

Sanford No Longer 'Walking on Eggshells'

After the Wednesday morning 6-1 state house vote against removing him from office, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford tells his local newspaper he is happy to get back to work free from the worry of impeachment. He also commented that he will work on his relationship with state lawmakers, but will not be "walking on eggshells" for the 13-month remainder of his term. The governor still faces 37 ethics charges, and a state ethics commission panel will meet early next year to decide whether to fine Sanford up to $74,000 for misusing funds, using state planes for personal trips, and other charges. As for relations with his estranged wife, Sanford says, "There are hopes to reconcile," but Jenny Sanford's move to Sullivan Island this summer indicates otherwise.