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Is South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford Having an Affair?
Governor Sanford about to Get Kicked in the Face by GOP
I find several of the tidbits of recent news about South Carolina Governor, Mark Sanford, to be utterly strange. In fact, I can't help but speculate that he's having an affair. Here are some of the facts leading me in this direction:
- His wife, when contacted, did not know where he was.
- He went to Argentina to relax on Father's Day weekend.
- His staff thought he was hiking along the Appalachian Trail.
- When asked about her husband's whereabouts, the First Lady of S.C. replied with a cool, "I'm just being a mom today. I don't know where he is. I'm just taking care of the children."
More Reasons to Suspect Cheating
What husband goes on a seven day trip without telling his wife where he's going? This would only happen in two circumstances:
- They're old, have been together forever, and tired of each other. The passion's gone.
- (A lot more likely) He's cheating on her and she knows it or is at least highly suspicious of it, while she may not have the proof.
Maybe I'm off base here, but I find it completely absurb that a married couple, with children who are still growing up, would have no communication about where Mark Sanford was going for the week. Not believable. Highly unlikely.
Wife Jenny Sanford Is Not Happy
There is so much damning evidence in this case...
Governor Sanford's wife, Jenny Sanford, did not seem super concerned (in a cold way) when she was asked about his whereabouts. The fact that he went to one of the most romantic cities in the world, Buenos Aires, strongly points to cheating in my opinion. His wife's attitude indicates either that she has known about this going on already or that she has just realized what's going on when she heard he was in Argentina.
The facts are though, I don't know any wife who doesn't keep track of where her husband is at least on a weekly basis... It's totally absurd.
Mark Sanford affair: confirmed update
- Mark Sanford Affair
For all who witnessed the Mark Sanford affair news conference this afternoon, it was quite possibly one of the worst five of all time. The Governor of South Carolina was all answers. He spilled the beans, and...
Argentina v. Appalachian Trail
Of all weekends, what father would go away, leaving his entire family behind to go on a non-business trip -- on Father's Day!
"Honey... Kids... For this Father's Day what I want is... For you not to ask me where I'm going to be for the next week."
And the fact that his entire staff and security detail didn't know where he was suggests a secret sneaking off to do secret things. Furthermore, he was apparently not able to be contacted. I don't believe Governor Sanford would ever really be out of contact. I think what's more likely is he just wasn't answering his cell phone. They said that he decided to end the trip early because he heard about the commotion that was going on back in the US over his disappearance.
His car when found at the airport had a sleeping bag in it. He was either on his way to the Appalchian Trail when he decided to go to Argentina instead, or he had to make it look like he was going camping to people who were around when he left his house (i.e. his wife, kids). Or else, even if they weren't there he had to get his sleeping bag out of the house so it would look realistic that he was camping.
(Update: I just read an article over at the Daily Kos that says Gov. Sanford had one car parked at the Columbia, SC airport and another parked at the Atlanta airport.)
Is Sanford gay?
- Is Governor Mark Sanford Gay?
Sadly, when you create a veil of lies, sometimes people go overboard in overcompensating in the other direction to try to figure out the truth. "Conspiracy" theories have already started popping up on the...
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This article seems so amazingly ludicrous, but I felt out of a sense of completeness at this point I had to include it here. This is a gay "ex" prostitute who does have connection to a past closet gay Republican/Evnagelist.