Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Don't Cry for me Argentina

Undoubtedly, when our disappearing Governor Mark Sanford heard about the infamous "Naked Hiking Day" that coincides with the Summer Solstice, he decided a change-of-venue was in order... that is, the story changes, once again.

Now, we learn that our disappearing governor was vacationing incommunicado in Argentina for 5 days. As Dead Air proclaimed correctly, he was not hiking the Appalachian trail. (Although the "Naked Hiking Day" thing was oodles of fun to think about, and photographers fanned out all over the trail, looking for the Governor in the buff.)

Report: Gov. Sanford was in Argentina, not hiking trail
The Associated Press • June 24, 2009

ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is telling a newspaper that he was in Argentina during his unexplained 5-day absence, not hiking along the Appalachian Trail as his office previously said.

The Republican told The State newspaper in South Carolina that he arrived at the Atlanta airport Wednesday.

Sanford says he decided at the last minute to go to the South American country. The governor says he had considered hiking on the Appalachian Trail but wanted to do something "exotic."

Sanford says he returned after a five-day absence because the trip turned into more of a fuss than he ever expected.
The most wonderful facet of this whole fiasco has been the complete demolition of Sanford's presidential hopes. THANK GOD. The GOP will never nominate someone like this... or would they? (((thinks about Dubya and Sarah Palin)))

At least, if they do nominate him (doubtful at this juncture) the disappearing-Governor routine would make for a great attack ad. Voiceover: (picture of Buenos Aires) Governor Sanford disappeared for five days during Naked Hiking Day. Why?

Stay tuned, sports fans, the story can only get better!


Bryce said...

naked hiking in Argentina?

Blue Heron said...

Another GOP member caught in an act of infidelity. What are they putting in the water at those weekend retreats? He can always pull out the born again religion card, in monopoly terms it's a great way to get out of jail free...

sheila said...

OMG, I went out for a quick smoke and came back Press conference. I KNEW HE WAS a cheatin bastard! lol.

btw, can't get into your page with IE8. error message. (operation aborted). I also can't even get into my page or any other with certain scripts running. It may have something to do with google connect that friend thing I don't know. But I can view through Firefox.

Frickin microsoft.

D. said...

Shakesville just finished live blogging the press conference.

Aimee Semple McPherson for the win!

Renee said...

Well another cheating Republican. Someone please set the stop watch to see how long it takes them to start defending this behaviour.

DaisyDeadhead said...

We are having the time of our lives, watching this asshole go down. :D

Sings: Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina...

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits affair

CrackerLilo said...

Ooooh, I knew you were going to enjoy this! I know I am, and I don't even have to call the jackass my governor! I swear, so many of these right-wingers point the finger at everyone else and forget how three point right back at them.

Fact is, I don't even care about what he did with the woman in Argentina and's the way he left his citizens wondering and (in maybe a few cases) worrying that appalls me.

Rob F said...

I'm not sure Sanford go down because of it; he's a Republican, he's in the "in-group"; he'll be forgiven because he is of the "proper kind", to call it something.

JoJo said...

What a frickin loser. I feel bad for his wife and kids and all, but man alive, what a hypocritical prick.

Lisa said...

As long as Republicans keeping jawboning about family values, I think it's safe to say that they are working the other side of the street from the truth. You know, they really do believe that as long as they say it often enough and with enough feeling - it must be true!

It's when they start advocating for free love and legalized marijuana that we should really watch our backs, I guess.