3 PM Update – Busted!
Religious Conservative Republican Gov Mark Sanford of South Carolina just made another confession…
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who has been seen as a potential candidate for the 2012 U.S. presidential election, tearfully admitted on Wednesday he had been unfaithful to his wife and resigned as chairman of the Republican Governors’ Association.
Sanford apologized at length for his actions at a news conference after he returned from a secret, private trip to Argentina and ended days of speculation about his whereabouts.
Sanford, shedding tears, said he had “developed a relationship” with a “dear friend” from Argentina.
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SC Governor Mark Sanford has ‘fessed up that he wasn’t enjoying his long dissapearance Nekkid Hiking in the Appalachians.
He was in Argentina, taking in the scenery in a drive up the coast…
All by his lonesome.
Source: “There Is Some Evidence [Sanford] Was Not Alone”
By Zachary Roth – June 24, 2009, 12:31PM
Things are still murky on the Mark Sanford story. But it’s looking increasingly likely that Sanford’s trip to Argentina was about more than a scenic drive down the coast.
“There is some evidence he was not alone,” a source in South Carolina politics told TPMmuckraker. “The other shoe’s gonna drop. I believe there’s a reason he wanted to drop his SLED detail.”
According to the source, a second car was identified at the Columbia airport, next to the SUV Sanford is believed to have used. Two additional sources in South Carolina politics said the same thing.
Separately, Will Folks, a former spokesman for Sanford who now runs a South Carolina political blog, is reporting that, according to a source, the Sanfords have been having problems in their marriage and have “been in marital counseling for several weeks now.”
We should have some more information on this soon. Sanford’s office has called a 2pm press conference, and Politico’s Mike Allen tweets that according to the South Carolina press, the “woman question will be asked directly and clinically (no parsing).”
Let’s face it – the Beach “scenery” in Argentina just isn’t up to the standards of their northern neighbors…
So, the one thing that would make this story even more juicy, is if the mystery car found next to the Governor’s…
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