Because now Gov. Sanford says he was not, in fact, hiking the Appalachian Trail but was instead visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina:
ATLANTA -- Gov. Mark Sanford arrived in the Hartsville-Jackson International Airport this morning, having wrapped up a seven-day visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, he said. Sanford said he had not been hiking along the Appalachian Trail, as his staff said in a Tuesday statement to the media.
Isn’t that interesting. I guess the fact that his car was found in the Columbia, S.C., airport parking lot with a sleeping bag inside was our first clue that the hiking story was BS.
So just to recap: after getting his hand slapped by the South Carolina state legislature, Gov. Sanford decided to take his toys and go to South America.
Without telling his wife and family. On Father’s Day weekend.
Yes, this is erratic behavior. Not what we want in a president.