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Sanford's Wife Moves Out

Jenny and Mark Sanford just returned from a two-week European vacation, but apparently the family getaway didn't erase memories of Sanford's earlier jaunts to Argentina. The first lady of South Carolina announced Friday that she and her four children are vacating the governor’s mansion, Politico reports. “I have decided to move back to our home in Charleston with our sons for the upcoming school year,” Sanford said. “From there, we will work to continue the process of healing our family.” Sanford stressed, as she has in the past, that she and the governor are not getting a divorce and asked that the media “allow us to go on with our lives in peace.” She played a crucial role in minimizing political damage for her husband after his affair with an Argentinean woman became public. She helped quiet state legislature rivals who called for Sanford’s resignation.