SC Governor Abducted by Aliens

First he was, I dunno, in the bathroom. Then he was, perhaps, down in the parking lot waxing his car. Then he was home working on his stamp collection or something. Then he was hiking the Apalachian Trail. Now, it turns out, supposedly, that Republican South Carolina Governor Sanford was in South America. What next?

There is a timeline here at the Charlotte Observer

You know, there is only one possible explanation for this. See headline.


  1. #1 Binkyboy
    June 24, 2009

    Millions of hilarious explanations for Sanford’s disappearance and all you can come up with is alien abduction? For shame. After all Sanford doesn’t live in a trailer park. Yet.

  2. #2 Jim Lippard
    June 24, 2009

    I wonder how much writing he got done.

    My guess is we’ll hear more details over the next few days, including whether he was traveling with someone, having an affair with that person, and whether he’s in the closeted-gay-governor-with-a-wife-and-kids club, like McGreevey.

    I’m guessing his name will stop being mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate for 2012.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    June 24, 2009

    He’s got a press conference at 2:00 EST.

    From the trailer park, I think.

  4. #4 Alex
    June 24, 2009

    I’m 100% sure that he didn’g go to Argentina loking for some advise from the president Cristina Fernandez.
    Argentina is a beautiful country and Buenos Aires is an amazing city. He definitely knows about traveling!

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    June 24, 2009

    I predict that we will learn that he was not in Buenos Aires.

  6. #6 dean
    June 24, 2009

    So far he hasn’t really been saying anything, other than that he was banging some (non-wife) woman. he’s really babbling – this is a rising star?

  7. #7 Jason Thibeault
    June 24, 2009

    Dean: I dunno, that’s still not plausible to me. Going hiking on the Appalachian Trail on Naked Hiking Day sounds way more likely. Then again, those Republicans sure do love their family values…

    I wonder if he had a psychotic break?

  8. #8 NoAstronomer
    June 24, 2009

    Gov Sanford is stepping down as chairman of the Republican Governors Association after admitting an affair with (gosh!) an Argentinian woman.

    Another ‘family values’ gut having an affair?! Is there something in the water in the Republican cafeteria at the capitol? If there isn’t perhaps there should be?

  9. #9 Virgil Samms
    June 24, 2009

    after admitting affair with (gosh!) an Argentinian woman.

    Are you sure about that? He is Republican after all.

  10. #10 rob
    June 24, 2009

    these “family values” people are so pro-family they try to have two or even three families going at once.

  11. #11 catgirl
    June 24, 2009

    So, he started out on the Appalachian Trail, and ended up in South America with his mistress. That is one eventful hike!

    If “family values” means leaving your kids behind on Father’s Day so you can see your mistress, I’m glad I don’t have any.

  12. #12 dean
    June 24, 2009

    I think this is going to get even uglier than it currently seems: there are reports now that his wife is talking, and that she asked him to leave 2 weeks ago.

    I hope my suspicions of a public war are proven wrong, so that there is some chance of limiting the blowback on the children.

  13. #13 Greg Laden
    June 24, 2009

    I was shocked. Shocked. Utterly shocked, when I heard the news on my way over to a meeting this afternoon.

    How can you get all the way up to being governor and not have a CLUE as to how to conduct a clandestine affair????

  14. #14 Ahcuah
    June 24, 2009

    His wife’s statement was that he was “writing something”.


     &nbsp: I will not cheat on my wife.
     &nbsp: I will not cheat on my wife.
     &nbsp: I will not cheat on my wife.
     &nbsp: I will not cheat on my wife.
     &nbsp: I will not cheat on my wife.
     &nbsp: I will not cheat on my wife.

    One million times.

  15. #15 Rocky
    June 25, 2009

    What is it with Republicans and affairs? Is it, like, some kind of party platform or something?