In the light of Jenny Sanford’s claim that former SC Gov. Mark Sanford has trespassed at her house on numerous occasions, the NRCC has announced that it won’t contribute to Sanford’s campaign for his old House seat in Charleston. That election is May 7, and Sanford’s court appearance on the trespassing charge is May 9. The NRCC had been considering an infusion of millions of dollars in the next few weeks.
Sanford admits that he was at Jenny’s house, without her permission, on February 3 to watch the Super Bowl with one of their sons. In his statement, he claims that he was unable to reach her.
But their divorce agreement says “neither will hereafter enter into the residence of the other without the specific permission of the other.” It doesn’t say “best efforts” to reach the other, and it doesn’t say one of their children can give permission. If Sanford wanted to watch the Super Bowl with his son, he should have done so at his house, about twenty minutes away.
Moreover, this wasn’t a one-time event. Jenny’s complaint alleges that her ex-husband “has entered into a pattern of entering onto Plaintiff’s property…without her permission and against her wishes.”
You’d think Sanford would at least honor his divorce agreement during his campaign, that he’d be on his best behavior as he seeks votes. To me this shows a continuing pattern of recklessness and cluelessness that makes him unfit for office.
Sanford refers to his ex-wife’s house on Sullivan’s Island as “the beach house.” No, Governor, it is Jenny’s house now. But given that you never respected her feelings, I don’t know why you’d respect her property.
Good for the NRCC in saying, “No
soup money for you!”