Is anyone better at heartwarming damage control than Mark Sanford? The former South Carolina governor said the reason he was at his ex-wife’s home—a violation of their divorce settlement—was that he didn’t want his son to watch the Super Bowl alone. “I did indeed watch the second half of the Super Bowl at the beach house with our 14-year-old son because as a father I didn’t think he should watch it alone,” Sanford said. He said he tried to tell his wife but she was out of town. Sanford and his wife, Jenny, divorced after he disappeared to be with his Argentine mistress, to whom he is now engaged. He’s currently running against Elizabeth Colbert Busch for a vacant congressional seat.