South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, whose extramarital affair, after becoming front page news, threatened his political career (and his marriage), has now lost his book deal. Sanford is no longer doing the book that conservative Penguin imprint Sentinel had planned to publish in 2010. A statement from the publisher said Sanford's forthcoming Within Our Means, a book about "fiscal conservatism," has been canceled.

A brief statement from the publisher said that Sentinel was releasing Stanford from his contract after coming to a "mutual decision."