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  • Charita Goshay: It’s simple: Men forget, women don’t

  • Either Mark Sanford has more brass than a philharmonic or he suffers from the world’s worst case of amnesia.

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  • Either Mark Sanford has more brass than a philharmonic or he suffers from the world’s worst case of amnesia.
    In our last episode, the former governor of South Carolina was standing before a bank of news microphones, declaring his love for the Argentinean mistress who prompted him to leave his humiliated wife, Jenny, and their four sons.
    This occurred shortly after Sanford abdicated his office for four days in 2009 when he simply vanished.
    Now comes word that not only is Sanford running for Congress but that he also recently asked his ex-wife to manage his campaign.
    It goes without saying that we can’t print what likely was her response.
    Had Mark Sanford been married to a man — which ain’t happening in South Carolina — said ex-husband would have hit him in the mouth and they would have shaken hands, gone out for beers and been done with it.
    But a scorned woman is time-stamped with an invisible tattoo that reads “Forget, hell.”
    Women may forgive twice as often, just to keep things moving, but forget? Never.
    STRIPPED BARE
    This week, we’ve learned that Ann Romney has not, cannot, get over her husband’s lost bid for the presidency. According to reports, Mrs. Romney vacillates between weeping, horseback-riding and blaming the media.
    Surely, it must be unbearable to see someone you love, someone who you know is a good and decent man, stripped and chased through the streets by reporters, pundits, torch-wielding trolls and campaign operatives.
    And that’s when you win.
    Wives tend to bear the scars long after their men claim they’ve moved on. But the trauma can linger to the point where you
    wonder why any couple would subject their marriage to such a thing.
    Mrs. Romney has made clear her animus toward the media, whom she blames in large part for her husband’s loss.
    And this just in: Water is wet.
    MESSAPALOOZA
    I don’t know, but I think if most women had a rich, handsome and faithful husband who still loved them madly after 40-some years and five kids, and if they had their health, grandchildren, several homes and more cash than they could ever spend, they wouldn’t waste their days crying about not living in a fishbowl.
    Yep. You would think that.
    But women can’t help it. We’re congenitally wired to never forget. Even when we’re wrong about being wronged.
    Ann Romney’s tears seem to suggest that her husband missed his last, best chance to serve the country. But many men and women who aspired to the presidency and failed went on to serve their country with distinction.
    Page 2 of 2 - Certainly, we could use the help.
    Even so, the Romneys look like George and Martha Washington compared to Mark Sanford’s messapalooza. Washington needs more clueless folks like it needs more traffic.
    Reach Charita at 330-580-8313. On Twitter: @cgoshayREP
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