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Scorned Women Come Out Swinging

 Scorned Women 
 Come Out Swinging 

Scorned Women Come Out Swinging

Stand by your man? In 2009, his Escalade meets your golf club

(Newser) - The meek may inherit the earth, but swinging a mean golf club may do a lot more for the soul. Shutting up and smiling through a husband's humiliating infidelities appears to be a thing of the past as women from Elin Nordegren Woods to Jenny Sanford, Betty Draper and even...

Barbara Walters Names 2009's Most Fascinating
 Barbara Walters Names 
 2009's Most Fascinating 

Barbara Walters Names 2009's Most Fascinating

The famous (Sarah Palin) and the infamous (Kate Gosselin) make list

(Newser) - Barbara Walters is offering a sneak peek at her annual list of the most fascinating people, and it includes famous moms Kate Gosselin and Sarah Palin, Us reports. For a glimpse at others Walters will interview on the Dec. 9 special—including Tyler Perry, Glenn Beck, Lady Gaga, and Adam...

Jenny Sanford Trademarks Name for Clothing Line
Jenny Sanford Trademarks Name for Clothing Line
Rising political star?

Jenny Sanford Trademarks Name for Clothing Line

Some think she'll run for office in South Carolina

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford continues to write the book on how a jilted political wife can emerge stronger. South Carolina's first lady, who moved out of the governor's mansion in August after husband Mark's affair, has trademarked her name for a possible clothing and gift line, reports the New York Times . She's...

Jenny Sanford Endorses Candidate for SC Governor

Influential first lady could give crucial boost to Nikki Haley

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford is getting back into politics—by endorsing a relative underdog in the South Carolina Republican gubernatorial primary. Mark Sanford's estranged wife announced her support for Nikki Haley, a "principled, conservative, tough and smart” candidate, in the five-way race for the nomination to replace her husband. Haley was...

Jenny Sanford to Pen 'Inspirational Memoir'

Ballantine Books won't disclose fee for May 2010 release

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford will write an “inspirational memoir” to be released by Random House next spring, CNN reports. The publisher is mum on how much the estranged wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will get for her trouble. The fairer half of the couple has been fairly tight-lipped since...

Jenny Sanford: 'The Ball Is in His Court'

She's graceful, has it together, but is 'not emotionless'

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford has become a hero to many, the wronged political wife who is neither bitter nor silent. But she is human, admitting to Vogue’s Rebecca Johnson that she Googled her husband’s mistress. Verdict? “She’s pretty.” Sanford, a conservative Christian but not of the in-your-face...

Sanford: 'I'm Dead Politically'

(Newser) - His wife and kids have moved out, and now his career path looks a little shaky, too. "I'm dead politically," South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford told a radio station today. "I am not running for another office." Sanford made the rounds of local stations today, defending...

Jenny Sanford, Kids Move Out
 Jenny Sanford, Kids Move Out 

Jenny Sanford, Kids Move Out

(Newser) - The wife of South Carolina's philandering governor is moving out and taking the kids, the State reports. “I have decided to move back to our home in Charleston with our sons for the upcoming school year,” Mark Sanford's wife, Jenny, said in a statement released today. The governor...

Sanford Takes Another Quick Trip—With His Wife

Gov. postpones economic talks as SC unemployment surges

(Newser) - Mark Sanford is canceling state business to take another abrupt trip, but this time his wife is going along, the Greenville News reports. The South Carolina governor will be gone with wife Jenny the rest of the week, forcing the postponement of several meetings. His staff is in contact with...

Jenny Sanford's Clothes Send Clear Message

(Newser) - While Mark Sanford spews "sloppy verbiage" in the "salacious terms of a Harlequin bodice-ripper," his wife is also making a statement—with her wardrobe, Robin Givhan writes in the Washington Post. Givhan finds "something splendidly defiant" in Jenny Sanford's white shorts and flowery tops. Other...

Jenny Sanford: I'm Willing to Forgive

(Newser) - It's a relative tidal wave of good news for Mark Sanford: Wife Jenny issued a statement today calling his affair "inexcusable" but reiterating that she's willing to forgive him, reports ABC News. As for his political career, she says it's up to South Carolina voters and lawmakers whether to...

Jenny Sanford a Model for the Betrayed

Guv's wife 'neither enabler nor victim'

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford is showing the world “a new and improved version of the betrayed political spouse—neither enabler nor victim,” writes Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post. She’s not taking the stand-by-the-cheater for the cameras approach; she hasn’t released a “supportive” and “euphemistic” statement....

How Sanford Can Get His Groove Back
 How Sanford Can 
 Get His Groove Back   

How Sanford Can Get His Groove Back

Four tricks up his sleeve to win back the public

(Newser) - Mark Sanford has fallen from grace, but he possesses the know-how to make his way back, writes Roger Simon of Politico. What the philandering governor has going for him:
  • "He knows how to use people." Just look at his marriage: His wife ran his campaign in 1994, when

Sanford Emails Apologies to Constituents

Rambling missive says new 'humility' could make him better gov

(Newser) - In an online apology to South Carolinians, Mark Sanford asks for forgiveness and explains his decision to keep his post in an effort to become “a better person,” WLTX reports. “Close friends” suggested he’d be “of more service in whatever doors God opened next in...

No-Compromise Jenny Sanford Is SC Hero

Jenny Sanford wins praise for not standing by her man

(Newser) - In the traditional narrative of the philandering politician, the wronged wife is forced to stand by her man and offer unconditional forgiveness. But Jenny Sanford is forging a new path. She has publicly flayed the South Carolina governor—"His career is not a concern of mine," she told...

Sanford to Wife: Let Me Have This Affair

SC's first lady told him 'in no uncertain terms' to stop seeing her

(Newser) - Gov. Mark Sanford not only had an affair, he asked his wife to condone it, she says. In an interview that ended in tears, South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford told the AP that he had asked permission to visit his mistress after Jenny discovered the affair. "I said...

Sanford's Wife: His Career, His Problem

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford doesn’t much care what political fate befalls her cheating husband, CNN reports. “His career is not a concern of mine,” South Carolina's first lady told reporters as she left the family’s vacation home. “He’s going to have to worry about that. I’...

Sanford Visits Wife, Family
 Sanford Visits Wife, Family 

Sanford Visits Wife, Family

The couple plans to reconcile, they say

(Newser) - Gov. Mark Sanford is at a South Carolina beach home with his wife and four sons today, his staff tells the AP. The married couple says a reconciliation is in the works despite Sanford’s confession yesterday to a yearlong affair with an Argentinean woman. The Republican—who may also...

Sanford Email: I Love Your 'Magnificent Gentle Kisses'

(Newser) - Mark Sanford's hometown paper in South Carolina is revealing cringe-worthy emails between the governor and the woman identified only as Maria in Argentina. In one obtained by the State, Sanford writes in July 2008, "I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses,...

Sanford's Wife Asked Him to Leave 2 Weeks Ago

(Newser) - The wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says she asked him to leave the house two weeks ago when she learned of his affair. Jenny Sanford says she still loves her husband and is willing to welcome him home if he works on their marriage with "humility and...

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