Alan Greenblatt is a GOVERNING correspondent.E-mail: email@example.com
Update: Here's video of Sanford's announcement, if you missed it:
2:33 - Sanford announces he will resign as chair of Republican Governors Association, both in fairness to colleagues and due to time pressures
2:34 - Q&A - family knew pre-trip, have been wrestling with this for about 5 months
2:35 - says first time he's been unfaithful
2:36 - asked whether broke off affair on trip, says met this person "innocently" about 8 years ago
2:37 - "we developed remarkable friendship," safe confidante to email thousands of miles from Columbia, saw her three times past year, "during that whole sparking thing"
2:38 - "during the last five days of my life I spent crying in Argentina"
2:40 - "this was selfishness on my part"
2:40 - Q - did you intentionally mislead your staff about Appalachian Trail?
2:41 - they went by my original suggestion
Written and compiled by staff writers and editors, GOVERNING View is an on-the-ground, and sometimes behind-the-scenes, look at the topics we're covering in print and online. From notes on what's up in statehouses, county courthouses and city halls, to encounters with people, places and things, GOVERNING View is a window into the side of state and local government you don't always see.