Sanford's sideshow

The latest is that Sanford's ex-wife, Jenny, has charged him with violating their divorce agreement by trespassing on her property on Feb. 3. She caught him there, and he doesn't deny it.

He said he merely went to watch the Super Bowl with his 14-year-old son, who he thought should not be watching it alone. Perhaps the ads required some parental supervision?

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As everyone knows, Sanford's disappearance in June 2009 on "the Appalachian Trail" which turned out to be a fling in Argentina with his now-fiancee Maria Chapur, became an around-the-clock cable news event that captivated the country. 

The governor returned from being feared dead to the cameras to tell the world he was sorry but that Chapur was his soul mate. 

Years later, however, he hasn't managed to introduce his four sons to his fiancee and thought springing her on stage at his April 2 primary victory rally, right next to them, would be a good idea. Jenny Sanford doesn't think so. She described her sons as "quite upset and visibly so" by the awkward introduction before the cameras. 

The National Republican Congressional Committee sized things up and decided to pull any funding from Sanford's race, believing that though he still could win in the very GOP district on May 7, he has made enough dumb decisions to have become a potential liability. 

"Mark Sanford has proven he knows what it takes to win elections. At this time the NRCC will not be engaged in this special election," the committee stated Wednesday. 

Though perfect fodder for her comedian brother Stephen Colbert, Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch shrewdly refused to comment on Sanford's day in court, his fiancee or any of it. 

As every politician learned from Napoleon, you should "never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

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