Live Blogging the News Conference
2:10 - hasn't started. crowded hallway space not good optics. 2:12 - someone just said, "guys, it's going to be about 15 minutes, just to ...
2:10 - hasn't started. crowded hallway space not good optics.
2:12 - someone just said, "guys, it's going to be about 15 minutes, just to let you know"
2:18 - South Carolina press corps, if that's who we're looking at, dresses pretty informally
2:21 - While we wait, here's Politico's lengthy "viewer's guide" to the news conference.
2:23 - here he is.
2:23 - starts by referring to conversation this am with Gina Smith of The State, now talking about "adventure trips" he took as a youth, throughout his life
2:24 - "what I have found in this job is that one desperately needs a break from the bubble." felt "profound frustrations" over stimulus money fight
2:25 - "not the whole story.... it's gonna hurt"
2:26 - apologizes to wife and family -- had been rumors about another woman
2:26 - says wife Jenny has stayed close by his side -- yet to say what he's apologizing for
2:27 - apologizes to staff, state for inventing "fiction" about where he was going
2:28 - gets emotional while apologizing to Sen. Tom Davis, a former chief of staff
2:29 - "I've let down a lot of people, that's the bottom line."
2:30 - talking about God's law, apologizes to state's religious community
2:30 - "I've been unfaithful to my wife. That's the bottom line"
2:31 - flirtation with Argentinian woman started with email, developed into something else this year
2:32 - asks for "zone of privacy" for family, if not himself. asks for forgiveness