Many of our readers recall the case of Mark Sanford. In fact, according to a July 14 article in The Post and Courier, the tale of the married South Carolina governor who admitted in 2009 to an affair with an Argentinian woman will be among the political sex scandals covered in a new off-Broadway production. His original excuse to his staff for disappearing for a few days -- that he was hiking the Appalachian Trail -- became a euphemism with which late-night television hosts had a field day. Sanford, who has since been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, is now engaged to his former mistress.
Part of the fallout of that scandal was the dissolution of his marriage the following year. Now the congressman and his former wife are still battling in court. This time, it's over trust funds for the couples' two youngest sons. The boys were 10 and 12 when their parents divorced.