How come Jenny Sanford has become a heroine for American women in the new sex wars? Ruth Marcus excitedly expressed the conventional wisdom on Mrs. Sanford in yesterday's Washington Post, calling her a "model for the wronged political spouse." Tina Brown, who, as I recall, stole her husband out from under another woman, detailed her keen satisfaction that Sanford had not stood shamefacedly by her husband's side in the manner of Silda Spitzer and Hillary Clinton (and so many others), and faulted her only for her apparent willingness to take him back--that is, if he was appropriately humbled.
Women everywhere seem to like Jenny Sanford. But her husband doesn't. That much we know: Mark Sanford may be going back to her, but he's dying to get rid of her.
And, truly, what man wouldn't want to?
She has "investment banker steel," according to Marcus, which, while I can't be sure what this is exactly, sounds an awful lot like a helluva cold heart.
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