Brett Flashnick, Associated Press
December 3, 2009
South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford got plaudits for her handling of her husband's embarrassing affair with an Argentine woman. As the year drew to a close, she announced she was divorcing her husband. Shown: Jenny Sanford, right, looks on as her husband takes a photo with guests at the Governor's Mansion in Columbia, S.C., during a Christmas Open House.