After spending the better part of a week missing, today South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford confessed that he has been carrying on an affair with an Argentinian woman for about a year:

Of course, Sanford is hardly the first politician to make a tearful statement about his marital indiscretions. Click here to see past confessions of adultery from politicians--and a couple denials.

--Elise Foley, Dylan Matthews, and Sharon Nichols