COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford said he was a broken man after admitting an extramarital affair in June, a revelation that required him to pick up the pieces of his administration and fend off efforts to remove him from office.
In the 100 days since he returned from his secret trip to Argentina to acknowledge his affair, Sanford's schedule shows - and observers agree - the Republican governor has turned his focus to the state's moribund economy.
But that new focus came only after weeks of vacations and apologies and a campaign to defend Sanford from questions about his use of state planes.
Sanford's response to the affair and investigations has done irreparable damage to his relationship with the public, communications and public relations experts say.
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