"The peculiar thing about the apologies was that Sanford seemed to be under the impression that his worst dereliction of duty involved womanizing. I think I speak for us all when I say that if a governor wants to fly off for a rendezvous with his mistress, the first rule should be: leave a phone number. If you must flee to a love nest, make sure it’s one with an Internet connection."
— New York Times columnist Gail Collins on South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's days-long mysterious disappearance, followed by apologies and a confession that he had been in Argentina saying goodbye to his lover.
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