In an exclusive interview with the South Carolina Radio Network, Governor Mark Sanford told reporter William Christopher that he’s “still standing.””You’ve had a rough couple of months, haven’t you?” said Christopher.
Sanford laughed. “I wouldn’t say, by any stretch, that it has been my favorite. But my self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and its aftermath, you know there’s been some folks who saw me weakened and some things have come my direction as a consequence. But I’m still standing. Taking it a day at a time.”
Sanford says he doesn’t plan to run for office again, but will concentrate on helping other governors and lawmakers to restructure South Carolina’s government, a goal of his since he was elected to office.
An anonymous blog on a popular political website, operated by Sanford’s former Press Secretary Will Folks, indicated that Sanford had plans to move the Argentine woman with whom he had an affair into the Governor’s mansion, now that First Lady Jenny Sanford has moved to Sullivans Island with the Sanford boys for the next school year.
“You know, it’s one of those that just gets to the point of the absolute absurd,” said the governor. “It’s ridiculous and people can see it for what it is.”