February 5, 2010, - 1:17 pm
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing about the spate of famous cheating husbands and their wives–John Edwards and Elizabeth and his chick and his married couple of body-men, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Young; Tiger Woods and Elin and his harem; and Mark and Jenny Sanford and the girl from Ipanema or wherever. They all have their tawdry books, and I don’t want to read them. Tree abuse extraordinaire. Old news. Boring. Next.
Sadly, it’s now the turn of Jenny Sanford, the wife of Governor Mark, for her Baba Wawa interview and woman-done-wrong book. But, while I first had much sympathy for this scorned woman, I no longer do and wish she’d go away. Why? Well, tonight, in her interview with ABC’s Wawa, airing on “20/20” at 10:00 p.m. tonight, she tells Barbara Walters that when she got married, her husband refused to include a vow of fidelity in their marriage ceremony. She married him, anyway, saying that it merely “bothered me to some extent, but . . . we were in love.”
Um, hellooooo . . .? Giant clue. Sorry. No more sympathy from me. Cannot believe that Republicans and the mainstream media were actually talking up this dummy as political candidate material after she became the scorned wife. People said they admired her for not standing by her prominent politician husband after he got caught having an affair. But, in fact, she stood by him the whole time, because she went along with his anti-fidelity stance, beginning with her wedding ceremony.
For someone touted as this brilliant Wall Street operator, Mrs. Sanford is pretty stupid. You don’t need to be a marriage counselor or Dear Abby to know that if someone says, “no fidelity vows,” it’s time to run for the hills. Ironically, Jenny Sanford’s new book is entitled, “Staying True.” But if she’d truly “Stayed True,” she’d have said no when he refused the fidelity vows. In fact, it looks like the only one here who actually stayed true all along was Mark Sanford. Sounds like he basically told her he was beginning an “open marriage.”
I actually don’t look down on Mr. Sanford as much anymore, since he actually had the cojones to tell her, this is the way it’s gonna be. And yet, she chose to gloss over it. He gave her full disclosure into the future, and she refused to believe it. Gov. Sanford was actually far more honest than Edwards or Tiger Woods or any of these guys. And she didn’t listen.
Yet another example of the typical woman who refuses to believe what a man tells her at the very beginning and thinks “I’m gonna change him.” Yeah, you “changed” him.
Not sure why we’re supposed to feel sorry for a woman who knew the deal going in. Reminds me of Barack Obama, who says we’re going to have “dialogue” with Iran and try to negotiate nukes deals, when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has already told us, as have the Ayatollahs who run his show, that he wants to destroy Israel and the West. And Obama. Refuses. To. Listen. He’s like the jilted Jenny Sanford who thinks she’s gonna change the Mark Sanfords of the world.
Yup, Jenny Sanford is like U.S. foreign policy in much of the Islamic world: we refuse to listen when they tell us they’re “gonna screw us over.”
And then, we’re shocked–shocked!–when they do it.
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