In the annals of love’s sweet sacrifice, England has had the Duke of Windsor and now the U.S. has Mark Sanford, the Gaucho Guv of South Carolina. The similarities end there. Let the differences begin:
The Duke’s brief and concise abdication speech was written by a famous practitioner of English prose, Winston Churchill. The Gaucho Guv’s speech was neither brief nor concise nor written, but made up as he went along and drenched in the style of another famous practitioner of English prose, Barbara Cartland.
The wheels of the abdication turned swiftly. Immediately after broadcasting his speech, the ex-king bowed to his