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Sanford to Reimburse State for Trip

Better late than never. Apparently deciding that two wrongs don’t make a right, Governor Mark Sanford said in a statement today that he would reimburse the state of South Carolina for a trip to Argentina on which he met his mistress. “While the purpose of this trip was an entirely professional and appropriate business development trip, I made a mistake while I was there in meeting with the woman who I was unfaithful to my wife with,” Sanford said. “That has raised some very legitimate concerns and questions, and as such I am going to reimburse the state for the full cost of the Argentina leg of this trip.” According to documents released by the state Department of Commerce, airfare for the trip was $8,644.03 and more than $9,000 on Sanford’s expenses alone.