UPDATE: This afternoon, Sanford ‘admitted’ he had gone to Argentina for a tryst with a woman he has known for eight years. AP reported Sanford as saying that he’d spent “the last five days of my life crying in Argentina”.
Sanford says the affair is over. Will he leave office? Most likely, yes. He’s toast now. No 2012 run for Sanford. Funny. This confession follows on the heels of a similar one from Senator John Ensign. The GOP is cracking. Coincidence? Maybe. — SKG
TALK about ‘monkey out of nowhere’! South Carolina governor Mark Sanford has suddenly reappeared–in Atlanta’s airport! No, he denies ever hiking the Appalachian trail as his staff and wife insisted he’d been doing, but rather that he’d been in Argentina on a cruise!
According to thestate.com:
…he decided at the last minute to go to the South American country to recharge after a difficult legislative session in which he battled with lawmakers over how to spend federal stimulus money.
It seems the impulsive governor had considered hiking the Appalachian Trail, but decided at the last minute to head to South America–to do “something exotic”. Sanford claims he had to cut his trip short because of all the attention his trip was receiving in the press. Poor kid.
Asked why his staff gave false information regarding his whereabouts, the gadabout gov replied that is where he had told them he would be. So, is he telling us that his people really didn’t know where he was?
Ok. So, what was Sanford really doing? Chilling in Argentina all alone? Or perhaps engaging in clandestine meetings? His constituents deserve to know where he is — after all, they’re paying his salary. If Indiana’s governor had been pulling such shenanigans, you’d better believe Hoosiers would be up in arms.
And add this to the mix. Sanford is one of the top names being bandied about for a 2012 run for the oval office. So, again I ask: Where was he really? For more info, go to Political Net News.