Sanford & Family

Sanfords Take European Vacation

Their marriage may be on the rocks, but Mark and Jenny Sanford are traveling this week anyway—for the sake of the kids. The South Carolina governor has decided to go through with a two-week continental tour with his wife and four sons, the family's last trip before the eldest son leaves home for college. "Obviously, critics will criticize," said Sanford, noting that, in the aftermath of his international sex scandal, the governor "thought about pulling the plug" on the sojourn. The State notes that this will be Sanford's fourth out-of-state trip since his mid-June disappearance to Argentina and subsequent confession to an extramarital affair with a woman who lived there. "Since that time, Sanford has been in his office 14 of 24 work days," the newspaper notes.