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Candy Crowley | BIO
CNN Senior Political Correspondent
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has admitted he “crossed lines” with a handful of other women..but "never crossed the ultimate line," which I assume is code for having a Monica Lewinsky-style affair.
Sanford also now admitting to seeing his mistress more than the three times he copped to initially, including at least one tete-a-tete in New York. Apparently this is going to be one of those “evolving” stories.
Anyway, the latest “evolvement” in the Sanford story has prompted the South Carolina Attorney general who really didn’t seem to want to get into this now wants an investigation of any Sanford trip during which he saw his mistress.
Oh—and this: Sanford called his mistress his soul mate but says he is trying to fall back in love with his wife. Do not get me started on this one. All from an AP interview.
Under a separate circus tent, Supreme court of Minnesota has turned back Republican Senator Norm Coleman’s appeal of the counting process for LAST NOVEMBER’S election.
The Republican governor there had said he would sign certification if the State Supreme court directed him to . And now this just in–after fighting for the governorship all these months, Sen. Coleman has conceded.
Bottom line, the Senate is on the cusp of getting its 60th vote - 58 Democrats and 2 independents - who generally vote with the Democrats.
And... the Senate is about to get an actual comedian, as opposed to all the accidental ones up there.
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