Former Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina will soon join Fox News as a paid contributor on the network, according to The New York Times.
Before his 2009 scandal, one that involved a tryst with an Argentinean lover, Sanford was widely considered to be a rising star in the Republican party.
Since the scandal (which offered much fodder and punch lines for late night hosts everywhere), Sanford said he spends much of his time working on the family farm and on a memoir, though he did not rule out some sort of future political run, according to the Times
Of Maria Belen Chapur, Sanford said: “I would say that I have more than well described all of my emotions and feelings toward Maria. And out of fairness to my boys and to folks that I’ve hurt, I’m not going to say more than this: any of those seemingly goofy feelings that I described a couple years back have intensified, not dissipated, with time.”
But why would Fox pick up Sanford as a commentator? Perhaps they saw an opportunity to compete in the disgraced-ex-politician-turned-news-commentators field after Eliot Spitzer's show on CNN was cancelled.
(H/T Business Insider)