The Disappearing Guv

June 24, 2009 at 11:53 am | Posted in Humor, Politics | Leave a comment

Well, it seems that South Carolina’s governor and presidential hopeful, one of (I believe) three governors who tried to refuse bailout funds, has resurfaced. He was in Argentina—or at least that’s where the plane he was on came from.

Of course he left the wife and kids at home during his Father’s Day break. He didn’t even tell them where he was going. Mrs. Sanford is reported to have said, “I don’t know where he is!” Now that he’s back she may have a few more words for him.

So it seems that the “hiking the Appalachian Trail” story was a cover story. Not a very good one: hiking the Appalachian Trail on Father’s Day weekend, leaving your kids at home, making no logistical arrangements, taking no camping equipment or supplies—well, it just doesn’t hold water. Even if one of the days he was “on the trail” turns out to be Nude Hiking Day.

I figured he was at Disneyland, checking to see if there really is a plan for a high-speed monorail from Las Vegas, or maybe in Alaska, making sure you can really see Russia from Sarah Palin’s front porch. You can’t be too careful about running mates, you know.

But the new cover story is that he was in Buenos Aires. Well, he flew back to Atlanta from Buenos Aires anyway. He hasn’t said, as of this writing, what he was doing there. Presumably taking in the sights, putting away an Argentine Steak dinner or two, and maybe even sipping a glass of the native rosé.


Maybe he knows a dark-eyed senorita. Maybe he was buying a house. Possibly he was negotiating a foreign aid agreement, in case the federal bailout money he didn’t want to accept isn’t enough to cover the budget gap.

I don’t know…but I bet we’ll find out!


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