June 26, 2009
The worst part is, IC is making fun of me and saying “just remember that you liked this guy for president….” I just liked his fiscal conservatism! Who knew he was total nutbar? Not me.
June 25, 2009
Mark Sanford’s mistress is supposedly very attractive, “a beautiful brunette with big eyes.” Still no photos of the mystery Maria, though, so we’ll have to just picture those big eyes that Sanford could not resist.
As Allahpundit twitters: “Am amused by the implication that if she’s super-hot this’ll be somehow more forgivable”
Update: Picture’s of Sanford’s Argentinian mistress now available. My, she does have big eyes.
June 24, 2009
You know what’s kind of interesting and different about the Mark Sanford story? He got caught like, mid-affair. John Edwards got caught after his mistress had a (obviously his though that’s still denied) child. Eliot Spitzer got caught months later when the madam was investigated. Even Bill Clinton got caught only when Monica told someone, long after it happened. It’s rare that the politician gets caught like this, affair still going on, getting off a plane from getting some Argentinian nookie.
I haven’t seen the press conference where he admits to the affair but I hear it’s really something. Allah tells me he’ll be posting it soon and I’ll be linking then.
UPDATE: Allah’s got the 3 minute bizarreness, the whole video is here It’s so much weirder than you can imagine. Most of it is like “what the hell is he talking about?” Is he really not on drugs? Really?
I am a big Mark Sanford fan. When asked who I’d like to see on the Republican presidential ticket, I would say “a Mark Sanford type.” I was rooting for McCain to pick him for VP. In 2005, I blogged that I was sad he had chosen not to run for president in 2008. And then last February, I wondered why not Mark Sanford for ‘12.
I say all this so you all understand, I really, truly like the man.
But I think this disappearing act is a huge deal and I don’t buy the “clearing his head” story. For one thing, he’s already been caught in a lie. He was hiking the Appalachian trail until he was spotted in the airport in Atlanta and now he was in, get this, Argentina for a few days. I’ve been to Argentina, it’s far. You don’t go there for 3 days. Furthermore, he’s a family man who disappeared from his family on Father’s Day weekend. He’s a governor, who dropped his security for a few days alone. It just isn’t ringing true with me. There’s more to this story and I don’t think it’s going to be good.
Apparently, he’s a quirky guy:
As a member of Congress in the 1990s, he slept in his office to save money. Political insiders recount tales of his walking around barefoot in meetings in the state Capitol and even doing sit-ups at odd times. During his State of the State speech in 2006, he lost his train of thought and admitted he was daydreaming about a fishing trip with a pal.
So maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the quirky governor really just wanted to see Buenos Aires and learn how to tango. Maybe there’s nothing more to this story at all. I’d like to be wrong. I don’t think I am.
Update: Who called it? South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits to extramarital affair