Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This is gonna be a juicy story

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.

Yeah, right!

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:


vagabondblogger said...

He wanted to do something exotic - wonder what her name was.

Bob Symmes said...

Maybe he thought the Appalachian Trail was there...

Anonymous said...

You're right, Bob. Republican elected officials are well known for their interest in the study of "exotic" foreign cultures and we shouldn't leap to any conclusions.

It's possible that he sought advice from David Vitter, who might have told him, "not in your home State." Then, if he asked Larry Craig, he would have been advised against the use of public restrooms. Finally, if he spoke with John Ensign, he might have been told that, "it really isn't true that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."

Ultimately, he had no choice but to fly off to an exotic foreign country. In order to clear his head through the study of an exotic foreign culture, that is.

Lance M. Deep

West Haven Bob said...

Maybe he's, um, boning up on foreign affairs...

Anonymous said...

Well, now he's apologized to everyone except the real victims of his adultery -- all those guys who really are out hiking the Appalachian Trail. Imagine the reception they'll receive when they get home to their wives in a week or two.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

It's shocking when a Republican misbehaves like this isn't it?

Ya know what's weird though?

If he was a Democrat no one would think anything about it because everyone knows they're totally untrustworthy already so such shenanigans are expected.

Seems the same at the state level too.

Republican senator wants his grand-daughter left alone; gets tossed out of office.

Democratic senator commits multiple counts of forgery (a felony) - not a problem!

Anonymous said...

"It's shocking when a Republican misbehaves like this isn't it?"

It certainly is shocking!

I find it hard to believe that (as far as we know) a Republican elected official might actually have had normal heterosexual sex without wearing diapers or a wet suit.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>might actually have had normal heterosexual sex without wearing diapers or a wet suit.


It was only that one time on the beach.......hey...was that you in the naughty barbed wire bra?

CT Bob said...

"If he was a Democrat no one would think anything about it..."

I'm sure Eliot Spitzer would differ with you on that point.

And Sanford pretty much knew he was busted...look how fast he 'fessed up!

West Haven Bob said...

Isn't it an interesting (& frightening) insight into the Republican mind:

"Republican senator wants his grand-daughter left alone; gets tossed out of office."

Never mind that the senator physically threatened the individual (a crime); never mind that the senator actually tried to carry out that threat (several other crimes).

To the Republicans, this is simply a matter of "family values".

West Haven Bob said...

ANd when it comes to sex, we all know that Republicans have only one position.....

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>Never mind that the senator physically threatened the individual (a crime)

Actually - a ranking Dem in my district who's familiar with the grand-daughter's husband said to me;

" Do you know this jerk [perps name here], so help me, you & I have been friends for years we're not tough guys right?

I nodded, as I'm far from anything anyone would confuse with a "tough guy".

"Well he continued, So help me, we would have had the SOB whacked - he's pond scum and there's no way anybody's telling me he didn't do it!"

Thus - having known Lou for over 27 years or so; and knowing a former associate of his grand-daughters abuser - I have no problem with Lou's actions what-so-ever.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>Nd when it comes to sex, we all know that Republicans have only one position.

Yes - we're for it.

vagabondblogger said...

I bet his wife is really going to tell him to "take a hike" now.

CT Bob said...

LOL! Maybe the governor should take up canoeing...I think there's a creek he's due to go up without a paddle!

I like that for a change a politician didn't coerce his wife into standing beside him at the podium while he made his mealy-mouthed apology. Jesus, was there anything more painful than the look on poor Silda Spitzer's face during Eliot's awful statement?

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>anything more painful than the look on

There's always this.

CT Bob said...

Jeez ACR, I was sure you were gonna show a photo of Hillary Clinton, which would have fit the comedic scheme perfectly (a put-upon wife forced to stand by her husband even though she was humiliated and furious).

For that, you get a rating based on the "Six Flags System" from last year's TV commercials:


surrey said...

I am sure his wife telling him for this trip.its nice.

Anonymous said...

The governor should resign or be impeached. There is a related post at

Charles said...

A new euphemism has been coined.
"hiking the Appalachian trail"

Which does sound similar to "chasing Argentinian tail"

Charles said...

And of course John Kerry had to weigh in: "Too bad, if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin."

I like how he has to explain which state Palin governs. He assumes we're all as dense as he is. LOL!

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>> I was sure you were gonna show a photo of Hillary Clinton

Had one picked out too - but it seemed too predicable.

Charles said...

"The biggest self of self is indeed self."
--Mark Sanford

West Haven Bob said...


I'm sure you're right about the Republicans' position...but I believe Republicans seem to like it best with women (and, um, "opposite women") other than their dearly espoused.

Avenir labs said...

That is the juicy story but not sweet juicy.