Mark Sanford Just Wanted to Watch the Super Bowl at His Ex-Wife’s House

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford addresses supporters in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, after advancing to the GOP primary runoff in a race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat. Sanford, trying to make a political comeback, was one of 16 Republicans running in Tuesday's primary. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
Photo: Bruce Smith

"I did indeed watch the second half of the Super Bowl at the beach house with our 14-year-old son because as a father I didn't think he should watch it alone," said South Carolina congressional hopeful Mark Sanford in a statement after his ex-wife accused him of routinely trespassing at her home. "Given she was out of town I tried to reach her beforehand to tell her of the situation that had arisen, and met her at the back steps under the light of my cell phone," his explanation continues, in the most Mark Sanford way ever — almost sweetly poetic, but still kind of creepy.