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Disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford

Disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford

So it turns out that missing South Carolina governor Mark Sanford , who went missing for five days while purportedly hiking the Appalachian Trail, was in actual fact gallivanting in sunny Argentina with a mistress. The latter explanation makes a whole lot more sense than the first one, which was the thin tale he offered his staff before vanishing. Let's face it: As a former Eagle Scout, Sanford was an unlikely candidate to disappear on a hike. But his team members in the governor's office weren't the only ones duped. First and foremost, he violated the trust of his wife and four children, going so far as to miss the celebration of Father's Day. He also brazenly usurped the trust of his constituency, an electorate that first raised him to the governor's office in 2002 and which voted to keep him there in 2006.

It was a sorry turn of events for the governor, who once proclaimed his opposition to a religious message on South Carolina's license plates by stating: "It is my personal view that the largest proclamation of one's faith ought to be in how one lives his life." Time will only tell how the South Carolina legislature

decides to handle Sanford's deception, but regardless, it may be time that the Governor goes back and has a read of his first book, a tome entitled The Trust Committed To Me.