Sanford hasn't finished disgracing himself though. Oh no. He misses elected office, and with the special election this year to fill the House seat in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, well, that's practically like an engraved invitation from God himself, isn't it? So after confirming that his scorned ex-wife is not considering running against him just to exact further revenge—on top of the revenge memoir she wrote—Sanford had himself yet another gem of an idea:
So when Mark came to visit [his ex-wife], he arrived with a proposal.Sure, he humiliated his wife in front of the whole world and now plans to marry his mistress, but hey, how could Jenny turn down the opportunity to make a few bucks helping her ex restore his political career, right?
“Since you’re not running, I want to know if you’ll run my campaign,” he said. “We could put the team back together.”
Jenny told him, in so many words, that wasn’t going to happen. Mark made one last appeal.
“I could pay you this time,” he said.
Actually, on second thought, she'll probably find a way.