South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has returned to an Atlanta airport from his little mystery jaunt, according to a CNN report this morning. Sanford allegedly told his family and most of his staff that he was taking a few days to hike the Appalachian Trail, in an effort to "clear his head for a few days."
Instead, he parked his car full of his "hiking gear" at an Atlanta airport and he flew to Buenos Aires, Argentina because he said he wanted a more "exotic" trip.
"I wanted to do something exotic. It's a great city," said Sanford of his five-day getaway that appeared to leave his entire staff and family in the dark about his whereabouts. Sanford also said no one else accompanied him on the trip.Buenos Aires is a popular destination spot. It has many interesting sights, a thriving tourist trade, popular churches and historical buildings, and a number of museums where the governor could have learned more about Argentinian culture.
Listen, I'm not going to make any definitive accusations here, but if I was going to bet on the real reason for his trip to Buenos Aires without even telling his poor wife (and over frickin' Father's Day weekend to boot!), I'd put my money on the likelihood that it had something to do with the governor surreptitiously exchanging bodily fluids with someone to whom he isn't married.
Hey, I could be totally off-base here. Who knows? This is a bet I'd actually like to lose, but I can't help but suspect that we're talking about a potential "Client 10" here.
UPDATE: I was right.
UPDATE II: Here's what I think Sanford's little Argentinian concubine probably looks like, but only because of her shirt: