At some point, when you are in a really deep hole, the need to stop digging has to cross a person's mind. This doesn't seem to be the case with Governor Sanford. While sex scandals aren't unknown in politics, and it doesn't necessarily mean that the person at the center of attention of the scandal needs to resign, but was it necessary to even mention other women when one torrid affair is plenty. At this point, it comes down to his judgement. This has proven to be suspect.
We can just look at how hard he pushed back on the Federal Stimulus Funds that would have helped South Carolina's crumbling school. Even his own party didn't agree with him about not taking the stimulus funds and the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled against him. Then he takes off and doesn't tell his staff where he is going. They don't even have a way to contact him in case of a state emergency. One wonders if he even really wants to be Governor based on this behavior.
Mark Sanford had been rumored to be a 2012 Republican Candidate for Governor. Without a doubt, this aspiration is in the trash. The watch begins to see how long it takes for Mark Sanford to come to the conclusion that he has lost the ability to serve as Governor of South Carolina.