No excuses this time: South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford spent last weekend in Florida with Maria Belen Chapur, his Argentinian paramour. The State, a South Carolina newspaper, says the purpose of the trip was “to rekindle the affair that wrecked his marriage and his political future.” At a news conference, Sanford said, "As a matter of record, everybody in this room knows exactly who I was with over the weekend. That is no mystery to anybody given what I said last summer. And, you know, the purpose was obviously to see if something could be restarted on that front given the rather enormous geographic gulf between us. And time will tell. I don't know if it will or won't."